Matt Evans scores for Canada at RWC

The Cowichan Valley’s very own Matt Evans scored in the 44th minute but the Canadians fell 23-18 to Italy in Cardiff last Saturday.

The Cowichan Valley’s very own Matt Evans scored in the 44th minute to give Canada their first lead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England and Wales, but the lead didn’t stand up as the Canadians fell 23-18 to Italy in Cardiff last Saturday.

Including a loss to Ireland the previous weekend, Canada went into Thursday’s match with France at 0-2. Canada’s last game in pool play is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 6, against Romania.

Evans is one of five former Cowichan Piggies on the squad, along with Aaron Carpenter, Djustice Sears-Duru, Doug Wooldridge and Brett Beukeboom.