Namibia vs Canada
4:15am Sunday 13th October
Mark Jones says if they dont finish their long wait for a Rugby World Cup win from Canada Namibia will have no excuses.
Namibia are contesting their sixth World Cup but have to pick up a success, coming closest in a 17-16 defeat to Georgia.
A battle between both lowest-ranked countries in this seasons championship – with eliminated from Pool B – presents an opportunity to put an end to that undesirable record, with Canada having only registered one win in their past 15 World Cup matches.
It has been very evident that this type of gamers have created a no-excuses surroundings, explained Jones.
Just because we havent won a match at a World Cup in six attempts doesnt provide you a heavenly right that we are going to win one at this function. We must earn that right.
We have remained in the present time, focusing on our very personal detail and match, making sure we are the most effective Namibian team we could be.
We wont need any explanations in the conclusion of it since we will leave the pitch knowing we left everything out there.
Canada are confident the match will proceed despite the threat of Typhoon Hagibis, which has led to the cancellation of two World Cup fixtures, also head coach Kingsley Jones says his side will be ready to cope with the conditions in Kamaishi.
The talks about an option of there not being a game, that is something we will deal with if it arises and, since it stands, we must prepare the psychological side of sport, he said.
We are preparing for a game, we look forward to the game. The weather conditions are a element in our trainings.
We believe the game plan in the weather, that will certainly change, but till we have notification that there wont be a game, we are 100 per cent focused and on track and looking forward to that. That is the only thing we could do.
Namibia: 15 Johan Tromp, 14 Lesley Klim, 13 Johan Deysel (c), 12 Darryl De La Harpe, 11 JC Greyling, 10 Cliven Loubser, 9 Eugene Jantjies; 1 Andre Rademeyer, 2 Torsten George van Jaarsveld, 3 Johannes Coetzee, 4 Johan Retief, 5 Tjiuee Uanivi, 6 Prince Gaoseb, 7 Wian Conradie, 8 Janco Venter.
Replacements: 16 Louis van der Westhuizen, 17 AJ De Klerk, 18 Desiderius Sethie, 19 Max Katjijeko, 20 Rohan Kitshoff, 21 Damian Stevens, 22 Helarius Axasman Kisting, 23 Chad Plato.
Canada: 15 Patrick Parfrey, 14 Jeff Hassler, 13 Conor Trainor, 12 Ciaran Hearn, 11 DTH van der Merwe, 10 Peter Nelson, 9 Gordon McRorie; 1 Djustice Sears-Duru, two Eric Howard, 3 Jake Ilnicki, 4 Evan Olmstead, 5 Conor Keys, 6 Lucas Rumball, seven Matt Heaton, 8 Tyler Ardron (c).
Replacements: 16 Andrew Quattrin, 17 Hubert Buydens, 18 Matt Tierney, 19 Luke Campbell, 20 Dustin Dobravsky, 21 Jamie Mackenzie, 22 Shane OLeary, 23 Andrew Coe.
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