BC Place hosted it’s first ever 15 a side Rugby international today when host nation Canada took on Japan in an entertaining and hard fought match.

Despite some heavy pressure from the home team in the dying minutes of the game the visitors ran out as 26-22 winners.

Gallery below:

More pictures can be found at https://www.facebook.com/gorugbynewsjapan

Location: BC Place, Vancouver, Canada

Time: 3pm PDT

The teams:

Canada: Japan:
1 Djustice Sears-Duru1 Keita Inagaki
2 Ray Barkwill 2 Takeshi Kizu
3 Jake Ilnicki 3 Kensuke Hatakeyama
4 Jamie Cudmore (c) 4 Kazuhiko Usami
5 Evan Olmstead 5 Naohiro Kotaki
6 Kyle Baillie 6 Yoshiya Hosoda
7 Lucas Rumball 7 Taiyo Ando
8 Aaron Carpenter 8 Kyosuke Horie
9 Gordon McRorie 9 Fumiaki Tanaka
10 Pat Parfrey 10 Yu Tamura
11 Taylor Paris 11 Yasutaka Sasakura
12 Nick Blevins 12 Harumichi Tatekawa
13 Brock Staller 13 Tim Bennetts
14 Dan Moor 14 Mifiposeti Paea
15 Matt Evans 15 Kotaro Matsushima
Subs: Subs:
16 Eric Howard 16 Futoshi Mori
17 Tom Dolezel 17 Masataka Mikami
18 Matt Tierney 18 Shinnosuke Kakinaga
19 Paul Ciulini 19 Kotaro Yatabe
20 Matt Heaton 20 Shokei Kin
21 Alistair Clark 21 Kaito Shigeno
22 Jamie Mackenzie 22 Kosei Ono
23 Mozac Samson23 Rikiya Matsuda