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The starting lineups for Saturday's Pacific Nations Cup opener at Ellerslie Park in Edmonton have been named. The game will be streamed live at 2pm MT online at rugbycanada.ca.

Todd Clever is earning his 26th cap as captain Saturday, putting him one behind the USA's most-capped captain, Dave Hodges (28).

This game is Mike Tolkin's second as head coach against Canada, and the first for starters Zach Fenoglio, John Quill, Peter Dahl, Toby L'Estrange, Troy Hall and Adam Siddall. Canada is starting seven players who've never suited up against the USA in 15s. Two, Taylor Paris and John Moonlight, have played 7s against the US on numerous occasions. 

Each side is starting just one uncapped player, inside center Patrick Parfrey is Canada's, and fullback Adam Siddall is the USA's. Outside center Troy Hall and hooker Zach Fenoglio are capped but getting their first starts in Eagle jerseys, and on the other side of the ball, openside flanker John Moonlight is making his first start and earning his fourth cap.

For more statistical nuggets and a larger breakdown of the match-up, go here.


USA
Canada
1 Shawn Pittman
1 Hubert Buydens
2 Zach Fenoglio
2 Ray Barkwill
3 Eric Fry
3 Jason Marshall
4 Brian Doyle
4 Brett Beukeboom
5 Louis Stanfill
5 Tyler Hotson
6 John Quill
6 Tyler Ardron
7 Peter Dahl
7 John Moonlight
8 Todd Clever
8 Aaron Carpenter
9 Robbie Shaw
9 Sean White
10 Toby L'Estrange
10 Harry Jones
11 James Paterson
11 Taylor Paris
12 Andrew Suniula
12 Patrick Parfrey
13 Troy Hall
13 Nick Blevins
14 Luke Hume
14 Ciaran Hearn
15 Adam Sidall
15 Connor Braid






Bench

Bench

16 Tom Coolican
16 Ryan Hamilton
17 Phil Thiel
17 Andrew Tiedemann
18 Nick Wallace
18 Doug Wooldridge
19 Graham Harriman 19 Jon Phelan
20 Liam Murphy
20 Cam Pierce
21 Chris Saint
21 Nanyak Dala
22 Seamus Kelly
22 Phil Mack
23 Blaine Scully
23 Liam Underwood