Glad to be Red
New Zealand-born forward Jeremy Kyne will play a backup role for the Canadian side at this year’s Rugby World Cup. Canada is extremely well stocked in the back row and he beat out some name players just to get into the 3-man squad. “To be honest leading up to World Cup selection, I wasn’t too confident of my chances,” Kyne said. “But I’m glad to be here and looking forward to making the most of my opportunities.” Playing first for the Edmonton Druids and then the Prairie Wolf Pack, Kyne made his mark at the 21 Canadian Rugby Championship. Canadian coach Kieran Crowley said of Kyne: “Very physical and very rugged.” Kyne says he would like to stay with the game in Canada after his playing career is over, perhaps in coaching. “Canada has plenty of opportunities for rugby to grow,” he said.