Canada topple’s Chile at Americas Rugby Championship

Kainoa Llyod had three first-half tries and Andrew Coe added three more after the break as Canada easily defeated Chile 56-0 on Friday in the Americas Rugby Championship.

After losses in Uruguay and Brazil, 21st-ranked Canada was looking to get back on track as it hosted No. 29 Chile, and did so by jumping out to a quick lead.

Kyle Baillie touched down within the first 10 minutes and the Canadians grew their advantage to 31-0 by halftime.

Canada is now 6-0-0 against Chile dating back to their first meeting in 2002. The Canadians won 33-17 in Santiago in last year’s tournament.

Canada was missing many of its first-choice players, who are overseas with their clubs.

The Canadians still have two tournament games against an Argentina XV, the Pumas are once again fielding a reserve team, in Langford on March 1 and the 13th-ranked Americans in Seattle on March 8.

Canada previously lost 20-17 to Uruguay and 18-10 to Brazil while Chile was thumped 71-8 at home by the U.S. and was beaten 20-5 in Uruguay.




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