Via Rugby Canada:
Coach Ric Suggitt announced Canada’s 2007 Rugby World Cup squad in the nation’s capital on Tuesday, paring his touring squad by two players.CANADA’S FINALIZED 2007 WORLD CUP SQUAD
The final 30-man squad will leave for France on September 1st, at the conclusion of the current cross-Canada Road to the World Cup tour that will see Canada play games from coast-to-coast.
Suggitt has been forced to omit flanker Stan McKeen and fly-half Nathan Hirayama from the squad.
Canada is preparing to play Portugal in a fully sanctioned IRB test match at Twin Elm Rugby Park in Nepean on Saturday, August 18th, at 2:00pm ET.
They will play the Newfoundland Rock team in St. John’s on Saturday August 25th.
Canada will play in Pool B at the Rugby World Cup, against Wales in Nantes on September 9th; Fiji in Cardiff on September 16th, and Japan and Australia in Bordeaux on September 25th and 29th respectively.
POSITION - CLUB - HOMETOWNScott Franklin
prop - Castaway-Wanderers - Regina, SaskatchewanDan Pletch
prop - Oakville Crusaders - Lucan, OntarioMike Pletch
prop - Oakville Crusaders - Lucan, OntarioRod Snow
prop - Dogs/Rock - St. John's, NewfoundlandJon Thiel
prop - Bayside - White Rock, British ColumbiaKevin Tkachuk
prop - Glasgow Warriors (Scotland) - Regina, SaskatchewanAaron Carpenter
hooker - Brantford - Brantford, OntarioPat Riordan
hooker - Burnaby Lake - Burnaby, British ColumbiaMike Burak
lock - Pau (France) - Vancouver, British ColumbiaJamie Cudmore
lock - Clermont-Auvergne (France) - Squamish, British ColumbiaMike James
lock - Stade Francais (France) - Burnaby, British ColumbiaLuke Tait
lock - Overmach Parma (Italy) - Barrie, OntarioColin Yukes
back row - Agen (France) - Edmonton, AlbertaDavid Biddle
back row - Meraloma - Vancouver, British Columbia
Nanyak DalaAdam Kleeberger
back row - Wild Oats - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
back row - University of Victoria - White Rock, British Columbia
Stan McKeenSean-Michael Stephen
back row - Cornish Pirates (England) - Vancouver, British Columbia
back row - Béziers (France) - Oakville, OntarioMike Webb
back row - Swilers - West Vancouver, British ColumbiaEd Fairhurst
scrum-half - Cornish Pirates (England) - Victoria, British ColumbiaMatt Weingart
scrum-half - Castaway-Wanderers - Williams Lake, British ColumbiaMorgan Williams (captain)
scrum-half - Albi (France) - Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia
Nathan HirayamaAnder Monro
fly-half - University of Victoria - Richmond, British Columbia
fly-half - Waterloo (England) - Edinburgh, ScotlandRyan Smith
fly-half - Montauban (France) - Caledon, OntarioCraig Culpan
centre - Meraloma - Auckland, New ZealandDerek Daypuck
centre - Castaway-Wanderers - London, OntarioDavid Spicer
centre - University of Victoria - Victoria, British ColumbiaNick Trenkel
centre - Capilano - North Vancouver, British ColumbiaJustin Mensah-Coker
wing - Albi (France) - Vancouver, British ColumbiaJames Pritchard
wing - Bedford (England) - Sydney, AustraliaMike Pyke
fullback - Montauban (France) - Victoria, British ColumbiaDTH Van der Merwe
fullback - James Bay AA - Regina, Saskatchewan*Earlier
: Nanyak Dala out; Rod Snow in.
Full RWC schedule here