Canada lose final game

Canada were unable to prevent England take a clean sweep of victories at the Nations Cup with the host side losing out 22-0 to the overall tournament champions.

Published by Scrum Queens, September 10th, 2009

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Canada lose final game

The result means that Canada finish the tournament with 1-3 win-loss record, after falling narrowly to France and the USA.

Canada prop Marlene Donaldson said the amount of the work the forwards put in against a tough England side was impressive.

Kris [de Scossa] has been building an environment for the forwards where we believe in our ability to be one of the best packs in the world and we really showed genuine glimpses of that all tournament. Today especially, by never letting England come up the middle, I was really proud of the forwards. We have amazing depth in that we can put any combination of players on the field and still feel equally confident.

Assistant and forward coach de Scossa echoed Donaldsons sentiments and said he is really proud of the work the pack did up front all week.

Without a doubt the key to building success is building a forward culture and taking responsibility for our performance. We are an inclusive not exclusive group so if players have a desire and passion to play, we will show them a pathway to success.

This tournament has been a great foundation and stepping block to the pathways where we can be world class performers.

De Scossa refuted the notion of pointing any player out and insisted on crediting the entire group for their hard work.

Its difficult to pinpoint one or two players, so its difficult to single out. Its been great to see our more experienced players take this challenge head on. The exciting new players who have come in and seamlessly stepped into the team have shortly gained the international experience and now the know how hard we have to work to beat England and beat the world champions.