Tim Stanfill dots down twice from the wing to lead the Eagles Select XV to a 16-3 win against Canada ‘A’
Via usarugby.org LANGFORD, British Columbia – Tim Stanfill dotted down twice from the wing to lead the Eagles Select XV to a 16-3 win against 2014 IRB Americas Rugby Championship host Canada ‘A’ Wednesday.
Though it did not rain during the match at Westhills Stadium at Rugby Canada’s Centre of Excellence, the pitch was slick from an earlier storm, which led to a slippery rugby ball all night.
Both the Eagles and Canada found it hard to put together a continuous drive, with set pieces dominating play.
Tolkin mentioned wanting more success disrupting the opponents’ set pieces following his team’s 41-14 loss to the Argentina Jaguars at the weekend.
Adam Siddall, who recorded four points in the opening match with two conversions, used his boot to place a kick that bounced five meters from the try line in the corner of Canada’s side of the pitch. Siddall received a reply kick at midfield and sent another in the air to the same spot. No. 8 Matt Trouville chased down the kick and pressured the Canadian player into dropping the ball, forcing a scrum.
The Eagles Select XV won the scrum and set play towards the right touch line. Brian Doyle, in his first start at the ARC, kept play in bounds and Shalom Suniula sent the attack to the left. Canada could not keep up with the quick passing of the Eagles and the ball fell to Stanfill on the wing. Stanfill, who won the 2014 USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club 7s National Championship with Seattle Saracens this summer, burst into the try zone to open the scoring.
Canada’s first scoring opportunity came in the 17th minute when the Eagles committed a penalty in their own half.
Gordon McRorie lined up the kick, which was near the touch line with a relatively wide angle for the kicker. Canada’s fly half missed the kick and the chance to get his team on the scoreboard.
McRorie was given a shot at redemption in the 24th minute after an Eagles penalty around 10 meters from midfield. The fly half missed his second conversion of the night to keep the Eagles Select XV… Read More>