Some former rugby players from the St.FX Women’s team have been named to the Canadian World Cup Roster. The team will be playing in Ireland next month for the Women’s Rugby World Cup.
The roster includes Tyson Beukeboom, Olivia DeMerchant, Magali Harvey and Amanda Thornborough. Harvey, player of the year, will be returning to a team that won silver in 2014. De.Merchant is also coming off a silver medal from a recent IFAF Women’s World Championship held in B.C.
Heading into the Women’s Rugby World Cup, Canada ranks third in the world. In Ireland, they will face No. 2 ranked New Zealand, No. 10 ranked Wales and No. 23 ranked Hong Kong.