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The headline said it all: ‘EAGLES STUN CANADA ON LAST-GASP TRY, 15-14.” The memorable victory marked the Eagles first triumph on Canadian soil, the match played at Fletcher’s Fields, Ontario.
The 1995 win represented the USA’s fifth in the series, and the first in five-years of consecutive losses dating back to 1990. The record to date made it 13-5-1 in favor of Canada.
The Canadians played with thirteen members of their World Cup squad, numbering many who played in seven prior tests against international sides. The USA, by comparison, had played just two matches against Argentina and Ireland. The home team lead 14-0 at the half.
A crowd of 2,5000 watched the close contest that was decided on the final play of the game when Eagle fullback Ray Green kicked through to score in the corner. The conversion was missed by Matt Alexander.
Jack Clark coached the squad of 27 players (seven new caps awarded). The Can-Am Eagle Camp consisted of: Matt Alexander, Sean Allen, Vaea Anitoni, Andre Bachelet, Tom Billups, Scott Bracken, Mike Calcagno, Mike Fabling, Aaron Freeman, Ray Green, Jon Holtzman, Tim Kluempers, Ray Lehner, Rob Lumkong, Dan Lyle, Pat Malloy, Brad Nelson, Rob Randell. Lenny Sanft, Joe Santos, Mark Scharrenberg, Chris Schlereth, Ed Schram, Richard Tardits, Graeme Thomson, Cliff Vogl, and Jay Wilkerson.
Dan Lyle was Man of the Match and received a 20-year old bottle of Canadian Club from the hosts.