New Zealand Maori vs. Canada Rugby: Live Blog, Scoring Updates and Analysis

Jeff Hull@@HullatHomeContributor IIINovember 3, 2013

The NZ Maori All Blacks take to the field today in Canada.
The NZ Maori All Blacks take to the field today in Canada.Paul Thomas/Getty Images

New Zealand's Maori All Blacks begin their North American tour this afternoon against Canada at Toronto's BMO Field.  It has been almost a year since these two teams faced each other at Oxford University; the Maori won that contest 32-19.

Over the summer, Canada was moments away from sweeping the 2013 Pacific Nations Cup. Yet, they are a team that has improved mightily under their head coach and former All Black selector Kieran Crowley. Today, Canada will be missing many of their top players, but will seek to use the sell-out crowd in Toronto to their advantage.

We'll have all the scoring updates and analysis for you, live from the press box, here on Bleacher Report.

Scroll down to find our latest updates from the game.

Match Kickoff Time: 1pm EST

Match Location: BMO Field - Toronto, Canada

Canada Roster vs Maori All Blacks (via Rugby Canada)

H. Buydens, R. Barkwill, D. Wooldridge, J. Phelan, T. Ardron, N. Dala, J. Moonlight, Aaron Carpenter (C), P. Mack, L. Underwood, C. Trainor, H. Jones, C. Hearn, J. Hassler, M. Evans, 

Canada Reserves

J. Ilnicki, R. March, A. Flagg, K. Gilmour, A. Kleeberger, J. Mackenzie, P. Parfrey C. Braid

New Zealand Maori Roster vs. Canada (via

Kane Hames, Hikawera Elliot, Ben Afeaki, Jarrad Hoeata, Joe Wheeler, Liam Squire, Luke Braid, Elliot Dixon, Piri Weepu, Tim Batman (c), Zac Guildford, Jackson Willison, Charlie Ngatai, Andre Taylor, Robbie Robinson

Maori Reserves

Chris Eves, Nick Barrett, Ash Dixon, Blade Thomson, Shane Christie, Jamison Gibson-Park, Ihaia West, Matt Proctor

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