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PARIS -- Canada will learn its draw Wednesday for the 2014 Womens Rugby World Cup. The tournament is set for Aug. 1-17 next year in France. The draw is taking place at Hotel de Ville -- Paris City Hall -- with International Rugby Board chairman Bernard Lapasset looking on. The teams have been divided into three pots for the purpose of the draw: 1) New Zealand, England, Australia. 2) Canada, U.S., France. 3) Ireland, Wales, Spain. 4) Kazakhstan, Samoa, South Africa. Kazakhstan and South Africa were the last teams to qualify, earning the right to represent Asia and Africa in September. South Africa thumped Uganda 63-3 while Kazakhstan held on to edge Japan 25-23. Canada finished a disappointing sixth at the 2010 World Cup in England, losing 23-20 to the U.S. in the fifth-place playoff. The Canadians went 2-1 in pool play, beating Scotland and Sweden before losing to France. Canada beat Scotland again to advance to the fifth-place game. New Zealand won the tournament, beating England 13-10 in the final. The Black Ferns went 5-0, outscoring their opposition 188-33. Under coach Francois Ratier, the Canadian women have done well recently. Canada defeated England 27-13 in Colorado in August to win the Nations Cup. Next up for the Canadian women is a European tour, their first fall trip since 2009. They play France on Saturday in Pontarlier and Nov. 5 in Amneville before playing England on Nov. 13 at the Twickenham Stoop, site of the 2010 World Cup final. Its been a rough season for the English women, who lost their Six Nations title, were beaten three times in their series in New Zealand and were beaten twice by Canada at Nations Cup. Canadas preparation for the World Cup also includes a May-June tour of New Zealand to face the Black Ferns and Australias Wallaroos. Defending champions New Zealand, 2010 runners-up England, Australia, hosts France, USA, and Canada qualified automatically for the 2104 tournament from the last World Cup. 2013 Grand-Slam winner Ireland and Wales qualified via their performance at the 2012 and 2013 Six Nations. Spain and Samoa earned their ticket at a qualifying event in Madrid in April. --- Canadian Roster Elissa Alarie, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Rugby Club, Trois-Rivieres, Que.; Brittany Benn, Guelph Redcoats, Napanee, Ont.; Stephanie Bernier, Club de Rugby Quebec, Quebec City; Tyson Beukeboom, Aurora Barbarians, Uxbridge, Ont.; Latoya Blackwood, St. Anne de Bellevue, Montreal; Andrea Burk, Capilano RFC, North Vancouver; Sammy Crandell, Hornets RFC, Calgary; Olivia DeMerchant, Woodstock Wildmen, Mapledale, N.B.; Kim Donaldson, Burnaby Lake Rugby Club, Toronto; Jessica Dovanne, Velox RFC; Victoria; Bianca Farella, Town of Mount Royal RFC; Montreal; Megan Gibbs, Markham Irish RFC, Barrie, Ont.; Magali Harvey, Club de Rugby Quebec, Quebec City; Mary Jane Kirby, Highland RFC, Brampton, Ont.; Ghislaine Landry, Toronto Scottish RFC, Toronto; Hilary Leith, Saracens/Capilano RFC, Vancouver; Kayla Mack, Wild Oats RFC, Saskatoon; Kayla Moleschi, Williams Lake Rustlers, Williams Lake, B.C.; Jacey Murphy, Aurora Barbarians, Alliston, Ont.; Karen Paquin, Club de Rugby Quebec, Quebec City; Marie-Pier Pinault-Ried, Club de Rugby Quebec, Quebec City; Kelly Russell (capt), Toronto Nomads, Bolton, Ont.; Laura Russell, Toronto Nomads, Bolton, Ont.; Maria Samson, Calgary Hornets, Calgary; Amanda Thornborough, Brandon Barbarians RFC, Brandon, Man; Jackie Titley, Montreal; Brittany Waters, Meraloma Athletic Club, Vancouver. Non-Travelling Reserves Asya Bartley, Barrhaven Scottish RFC, Ottawa; Caitlin Beaton, Fergus Highland RFC, Clavering, Ont.; Katie McNally, Guelph Redcoats, Guelph, Ont.; Claragh Pegg, Kingston Panthers RFC, Barrie, Ont.; Julia Sugawara, Burnaby Lake, Surrey, B.C.; Julianne Zussman,Town of Mount Royal RFC, Montreal. Nike Shoes From China .ca. Kerry, In the closing minutes of the second period of Game 4 between Pittsburgh and Columbus there were the remnants of two broken sticks behind the Pittsburgh net. Clearance Nike Shoes From China . Bostons bats exploded in Mondays opener, as David Ortiz belted a pair of two-run homers, Stephen Drew homered and drove in four runs and the Red Sox pummeled the Blue Jays, 14-1. https://www.nikeshoeschina.us/. Carcillo was a little of both for New York in Game 3. Derek Stepan, Martin St. Louis, Dan Girardi and Carcillo scored goals, leading the Rangers to a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. Nike Shoes China . The Major League Soccer teams were scheduled to play on Saturday night, but their game was rescheduled after Stu Tudor was hit during a pregame storm. The 54-year-old lieutenant in the Columbus Fire Department is in critical condition in the intensive care unit of the Ohio State Medical Center. Nike Shoes From China Online .ca. The NHL Play of the Year showdown kicks off with some slick moves going head-to-head with a combination of soft hands and endless patience. MONTREAL -- Thousands of hockey fans jammed into downtown Montreal on Wednesday night after the Canadiens clinched their playoff series against the arch-enemy Boston Bruins to move closer to their first Stanley Cup in more than 20 years. Droves emerged from downtown bars, while many of the 21,000 people who packed the Bell Centre to watch the Habs 3-1 victory over the Bruins on giant screens also hit the streets. As the game played in Boston came to an end, even Montreal police officers stationed on Ste-Catherine Street pumped their fists in celebratory manner. Outside the Bell Centre after the game, someone put a Bruins jersey on a hockey stick and set it on fire as people began stomping on it. Riot police intervened immediately and hauled it away while a raucous crowd continued cheering and screaming, "We Want the Cup." Some fans set off fireworks in what initially looked like peaceful celebrations. Police reported fewer than 10 arrests, mostly for mischief, less than an hour after the game had ended. Many fans stood on other peoples shoulders and chanted the names of their hockey heroes as police guarded the stores on Ste-Catherine. The victory sent Montreal -- the only Canadian team to make the NHL playoffs this year -- into the Eastern Conference final against the New York Rangers in a series that begins Saturday afternoon. The Canadiens are looking for their first Stanley Cup since 1993. Prime Minister Stephen Harper hailed Montreals victory with a tweet: "Great to see a Canadian team finally take out the Bruins in a game 7."t; Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau tweeted, "Bravo les boys!" The Bell Centre was a sea of red, white and blue during the decisive match as fans took advantage of $10 tickets to watch the game 500 kilometres away.dddddddddddd Some of the proceeds were destined for a Canadiens charity fund for children. There were reports of people selling tickets for $50 in the hours leading up to the game. Mario Trudelle attended the game with his wife, their two children and three other kids. Everyone in the gang was wearing a Canadiens top except one young Bruins fan. "We accept everybody," said Trudelle, who predicted a 4-2 Montreal victory. Team spokesman Donald Beauchamp said the 21,000-odd tickets sold out in two hours. Police were hoping the event wouldnt turn into a repeat of 2010 after fans at the Bell Centre watched the Canadiens eliminate the Penguins in a game played in Pittsburgh. Mayhem ensued in downtown Montreal, with store windows smashed and rioters clashing with police. Police have beefed up their playoff presence in recent years and always have a strong visibility downtown before and after games, particularly for series-deciding matchups. A team spokeswoman confirmed that alcohol would be sold at the Bell Centre on Wednesday night Beauchamp said authorities have done a good job "as far as prevention with what happens post-Canadiens games." "What happened in the past was not necessarily people who were at the venue," he said. "It was people who were not necessarily in the building." ' ' '

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