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NATIONAL TEAM UPDATE: Miller named to World Cup squad

Giving Tuesday
Monday July 10, 2017
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Erica Roberts

After competing for Canada at the International Rugby Series in June, Brianna Miller has been named to the 28-player roster for the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup to be held in Ireland next month.

Rugby Canada announced the roster on July 5 and Miller is one of 10 newcomers to the national team which captured the silver medal in 2014.  Heading into the Women’s Rugby World Cup, Canada ranks third in the world. In Ireland, they will face No. 2 ranked New Zealand, No. 10 ranked Wales and No. 23 ranked Hong Kong.

The tournament features three pools of four. The three pool winners advance to the semi-finals along with the best second place team. Canada faces Hong Kong August 9, Wales August 13 and New Zealand August 17.

All three of Canada’s pool games as well as the two semi-finals and final, will be shown LIVE on TSN.

Miller, originally from Pointe-Claire, Que., finished her interuniversity rugby career at uOttawa in 2015. That season she helped the Gee-Gees to a bronze medal performance at the CIS National Championships and was an RSEQ all-star with 47 points in five regular season matches at fly-half.

(With files from Rugby Canada)