TWO players with ties to the North Shore's Capilano Rugby Club will suit up for Canada on the sport's biggest stage at the Rugby World Cup hosted by New Zealand Sept. 9-Oct. 23.
Jason Marshall and Jamie Cudmore were named to the team's final 30-man roster earlier this month and are now hard at work preparing for the show. Marshall, a North Vancouverite and Carson Graham grad, was named to the squad as a prop. He is a member of the B.C. Bears provincial team playing at the Canadian Rugby Championship level.
Cudmore is one of seven professional players on the Canadian squad, plying his trade for ASM Clermont Auvergne in the top division of France's National Rugby League. A Squamish native, Cudmore made Team Canada as a second row player.
Canada is on a group with Tonga, France, Japan and New Zealand in the 20-team tournament.
This week TSN announced that it will broadcast every Rugby World Cup match live on either TSN, TSN2 or TSN.ca.