Parramatta’s Evan Olmstead named in Canadian RWC squad

Parramatta Two Blues forward Evan Olmstead has been named in Canada's 31-man Rugby World Cup Squad to play at next month's tournament in the UK. The Vancouver born lock moved to Australia with his family at the age of three, but admitted he's always remained Canadian at heart. “The initial plan was to move across for two years, but we ended up staying. I’ve been back to Canada every year or so since. Growing up in Australia, watching the Bledisloe Cup, you idolize guys like John Eales and Dan Vickerman, but playing for Canada has always been a dream for me," Olmsted told Americas Rugby News.  “I started playing in elementary school [at age 11] and when I was in year 7, the World Cup was in Australia. Many of dad’s friends from Caps (Canadian club Capilano) from his younger days came down and we went to watch Canada play Wales and New Zealand in Melbourne, and then Tonga at WIN Stadium." "Dad knew Richard Cudmore and after that match he introduced us to Jamie, who too
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