Team Canada announce training squad

The thirty man Canada Wolverine's squad has been named for upcoming 2011 internationals against Jamaica, USA and South Africa. All thirty players have been named from Canada Rugby League's inaugural domestic competition, with the Scarborough Centurions providing the largest contingent, followed closely by the 2011 champions the Niagara Bobcats.

A total of fourteen players will be returning from the Wolverine's 2010 Atlantic Cup squad, while Sam Fuimaono, Danny Tupou and Enoch Wamalwa will make their returns having played against the USA Tomahawks in last year's Colonial Cup.

"We have selected a good mix of youth and experience. It is encouraging to bring thirteen fresh faces into the mix while retaining the core of last years Wolverine's players. After playing in the domestic competition, everybody knows there is a lot of pressure for positions, a position we are happy to be in." said Canada coach Jamie Lester.

The Wolverines will be looking forward to the chance for revenge against their Atlantic counterparts having lost against Jamaica and USA last year. Coach Lester added, "last year was last year, we have a new squad now and we will be doing everything we can to bring home the wins for Canada".


2011 TEAM CANADA WOLVERINES 30 MAN TRAINING SQUAD

Tyler Allen (Scarborough Centurions)

Geoff Bylund (Toronto City Saints)

Steve Conlon (Toronto City Saints)

Chris Diamond (Niagara Bobcats)

Graham Dobbs (Scarborough Centurions)

Shane Farrell (Toronto City Saints)

Tony Felix (York Region Reds)

John Felix (York Region Reds)

Dale Fitzgerald (York Region Reds)

Sam Fuimaono (Niagara Bobcats)

Matt Gleed (Scarborough Centurions)

Joseph Ginsberg (Scarborough Centurions)

Lucas Hammond (Scarborough Centurions)

Andrew Kemp (Toronto City Saints)

Steve Lamb (Niagara Bobcats)

Robin Legault (Toronto City Saints)

Jamie Lester (Toronto City Saints)

Ryan Manton (Scarborough Centurions)

Tim Mason (Niagara Bobcats)

Henry Miers (York Region Reds)

Adam Moody (York Region Reds)

Luca Pallattella (Scarborough Centurions)

Matt Pettie (Niagara Bobcats)

Mike Reid (Niagara Bobcats)

Nick Swayze (Niagara Bobcats)

Danny Tupou (York Region Reds)

Matt Wyles (Scarborough Centurions)

Enoch Wamalwa (Toronto City Saints)

Matt Williams (Niagara Bobcats)

Rob Autogavaia (Scarborough Centurions)

Coach: Jamie Lester

Assistant Coach: Richie Moore

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