Rugby Canada Announce Senior Women’s Roster For Final Fall Fixture Against Wales

BC Clubs well represented in Senior Women’s final fixture of Fall Tour

Canada’s Senior Women’s XVs head coach Sandro Fiorino has announced his match day roster that will face Wales on November 21st at Cardiff Arms Park.

BC Clubs are well represented in what will be the final fixture of the women’s Fall Tour. Tyson Beukeboom (Cowichan RFC), Gabrielle Senft (Castaway Wanderers/University of Victoria Vikes), Emily Belchos de Goede (Westhore RFC), Paige Farries (Worcester Warriors/Westshore RFC), Sara Kaljuvee (Toronto Scottish/UVIC Vikes) and Elissa Alarie (Westshore RFC) all making the starting roster, while Renee Gonzalez (Westhore RFC/UVIC Vikes) is placed among the replacements.

“I am very proud of how our team has performed since returning to play,” said Fiorino. “There have been many positives to take away, as well as a number of areas that have been identified for us to work on as we continue to develop as a group. We are all looking forward to this final match.”

Led by Carys Phillips, Wales were victorious over their South African opponents in their most recent November 13th Test match at Cardiff Arms Park

“Wales have performed well in their two most recent matches,” added Fiorino. “They will provide us with another excellent opportunity to see where we are as a team against quality opposition, and get our players more key game time as we prepare for the World Cup.”

Canada's Women's team battles against England


1. Olivia DeMerchant – Mapledale, NB – Exeter Chiefs/Halifax Tars RFC

2. Veronica Harrigan – Lucan, ON – Brantford Harlequins

3. DaLeaka Menin – Vulcan, AB – Exeter Chief

4. Tyson Beukeboom – Uxbridge, ON – Cowichan RFC

5. Emma Taylor – Scotsburn, NS – Halifax Rugby Football Club

6. Courtney Holtkamp – Rimbey, AB – Red Deer Titans

7. Fabiola Forteza – Quebec, QC – Club de Rugby de Quebec/Stade Bordelais

8. Gabrielle Senft – Regina, SK – Castaway Wanderers/University of Victoria Vikes

9. Justine Pelletier – Riviere-du-Loup, QC – Les Lionnes du stade bordelais/ Club de Rugby de Quebec

10. Emily Belchos de Goede – Innisfil, ON – Westshore RFC1

11. Paige Farries – Red Deer, AB – Worcester Warriors/Westshore RFC

12. Alexandra Tessier – Sainte-Clotilde-de-Horton, QC – Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue RFC

13. Sara Kaljuvee – Ajax, ON – Toronto Scottish/ University of Victoria Vikes

14. Sabrina Poulin – St-Georges, QC – Town of Mount Royal Rugby/Stade Rennais

15. Elissa Alarie – Trois-Rivieres, QC – Westshore RFC/ Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue RFC/Braves de Trois-Riviéres


16. Emily Tuttosi – Souris, MB – Exeter Chiefs

17. Brittany Kassil – Guelph, ON – Guelph Redcoats

18. Alex Ellis – Ottawa, ON – Barrhaven Scottish/Saracens

19. Ngalula Fuamba – Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, QC – Town of Mount Royal Rugby

20. Pamphinette Buisa – Gatineau, QC – Canada Women’s 7’s/Ottawa Irish

21. Marie Thibault – Quebec, QC – Club de Rugby de Quebec

22. Sarah-Maude Lachance – Victoriaville, QC – Lons Section Paloise Rugby Feminin / Club de Rugby de Quebec

23. Renee Gonzalez – Toronto, ON – Westshore RFC/University of Victoria Vikes

How To Watch Wales vs. Canada

Canada’s Senior Women’s 15s team kick off against Wales on November 21st at Cardiff Arms Park. The match begins at 12:00pm ET/ 9:00 am PT and will be available to view live in Canada on TSN.ca or through the TSN app, with an encore tape-delayed broadcast on TSN2 at 12:30am ET/9:30pm PT. For more information, please visit www.rugby.ca.