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The Ontario Blues XV will face their biggest preseason rugby test Saturday in Canton, Mass., near Boston, when they face the College All Americans, Saturday June 28 at 2:30 p.m. at the Irish Cultural Center. With many of the Blues’ internationals tied up with Canada for the month of June, head coach Chris Silverthorn has chosen a mixed team. Into the side, which opened May 3 against NYAC, is Canada prop Tom Dolezel, Canada 7s winger Jake Webster and improving fullback Dan Mathie. 

The Blues have played NYAC; a development side fixture against Atlantic Rock; and a Super 7s match in Philadelphia against NY Rhinos, winning all games.  But for Silverthorn, this is the target game of the pre-season. He said, “The All Americans are essentially the U.S.A. U23 side and, as a national team, will be a tough opponent.  Our players have been working hard at training, both with Canada last week and on our own, and they are excited about the opportunity.”


Front row: Jacob Rumball, Seb Pearson, Tom Dolezel, Rob Brouwer, JT Rowbotham, Sawyer Herron; Second row: Haddon Murray, Hank McQueen, Scott Dunham Back row: Lucas Rumball, Alistair Clark, Tim Richardson, Pat Richardson; Backs: Andrew Ferguson, Josh Campbell, Derek Daypuck, Rich Lebel, Dan Moor, Dan Mathie, Jake Webster, Matt Alexander, Shawn Windsor, Dave Worsley