New Zealand v Canada, Rugby World Cup, October 1
Canucks call for Trainor
September 30, 2011
Centre DTH van der Merwe has impressed for Canada in New Zealand © Getty Images
Canada head coach Kieran Crowley has been forced into one change to his first-choice starting line-up for Saturday's Rugby World Cup Pool A meeting with tournament hosts New Zealand in Wellington.
Fullback James Pritchard, who hobbled off just 27 minutes into Tuesday's draw with Japan, misses out so Matt Evans switches to fullback and Conor Trainor comes into the side on the right wing.
Canada: Matt Evans; Conor Trainor, DTH van der Merwe, Ryan Smith, Phil Mackenzie; Ander Monro, Ed Fairhurst; Hubert Buydens, Pat Riordan (capt), Jason Marshall; Jebb Sinclair, Jamie Cudmore; Adam Kleeberger, Chauncey O'Toole, Aaron Carpenter.
Replacements: Ryan Hamilton, Scott Franklin, Andrew Tiedemann, Tyler Hotson, Nanyak Dala, Sean White, Nathan Hirayama.
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