Friday, September 15, 2017

Hawks Name Starters To Play Canada

The Hawks will have their final warm-up ahead of next month's World Cup as they take on the Canada Wolverines in Toronto on Saturday. The match will be a part of a double-header with the final match of the season for the Toronto Wolfpack. With promotion already secured the Hawks will have two Wolfpack players, Ryan Burroughs and Joe Eichner, available in the line-up. The squad is mostly domestic based with the exception of Burroughs, Eichner, and Junior Vaivai (West Devils Illawarra) and Bureta Faraimo (NZ Warriors). The Wolverines are also a nearly all domestic side as well.

The match starts at 6:30 p.m. et/3:30 p.m. pt at Lamport Stadium in Toronto. Both the Hawks and the Wolverines will whittle down their squad ahead of the match.

Hawks: Hiko Malu, Nick Newlin (Atlanta Rhinos), Mike Elias (Boston 13s), Taylor Alley, Bart Longchamp (Central Florida Warriors), Martwain Johnston (Deleware Black Foxes), Pio Vatuvei (Jacksonville Axemen), Joshua Rice (New York Knights), Bureta Faraimo (NZ Warriors), Chris Frazier (Northern Virginia Eagles), Gabriel Farley, Andrew Kneisly (Philadelphia Fight), Jonathon St John, David Ulch (Tampa Mayhem), Joe Eichner, Ryan Burroughs (Toronto Wolfpack), Junior Vaivai (West Devils, Illawarra), Charles J Cortalano, Matthew Walsh (White Plains Wombats)

Wolverines: Jason Hignell, Connor Hunter (Abbotsford Griffins); Jon Cregg, Denny McCarthy, Christian Miller (Brantford Broncos); Jack Couzens (Capilano Cougars); Wes Black, Jared Curry, Jeff Lohse (Kelowna Roosters); Emil Borggren, Eddie Bilborough (C), Cam Grace, Chuck Curran, Nick Hails, Andrew Giguere, Danny Topou,  (Toronto RLFC); Tom Dempsey, Rhys Jacks, Quinn Ngawati, (Toronto Wolfpack); Ruairi McGoff  (Ulverston, England); Scyler Dumas (Vancouver Dragons)


  1. Canada will be up for this, especially following their loss to Jamaica.

  2. Canada gets a professional rugby league team and yet it produces more American eligible players than Canadian eligible players.