Canada

Canada lose prop Jason Marshall to injury

The Canucks have been dealt a blow in the wake of their warm up match against Fiji as tighthead prop Jason Marshall is ruled out of the competition.

The 30-year-old Agen front row was struggling with back and knee problems in the run up to the World Cup and lasted 10 minutes against the Pacific Island champions before being benched for a rib injury.

Canadian prop Jason Marshall has been ruled out of the World Cup with back and knee injuries

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Canada captain Jamie Cudmore relives concussion nightmare

A month of mood swings, headaches and insomnia almost forced Canada captain Jamie Cudmore to abandon his World Cup plans and retire this summer.

Veteran Clermont lock Cudmore was forced into a three-month lay-off after a string of concussion problems, reaching the brink of retirement before making a full recovery.

Canada skipper Jamie Cudmore almost retired this summer amid concussion troubles

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Team guide: Canada

Canada will see the Romania clash as their big chance to win a match in Pool D.

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Squad:

Forwards: Tyler Ardron (c), Ray Barkwill, Brett Beukeboom, Hubert Buydens, Aaron Carpenter, Jamie Cudmore, Nanyak Dala, Kyle Gilmour, Jason Marshall, John Moonlight, Evan Olmstead, Benoit Piffero, Djustice Sears-Duru, Jebb Sinclair, Richard Thorpe, Andrew Tiedemann, Doug Wooldridge.

Backs: Nick Blevins, Connor Braid, Matt Evans, Jeff Hassler, Ciaran Hearn, Nathan Hirayama, Harry Jones, Phil Mack, Jamie Mackenzie, Phil Mackenzie, Gordon McRorie, Conor Trainor, Liam Underwood, DTH van der Merwe.