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By Derek DavisJASON De Vos accepts he will be in for some stick over the next few weeks as Canada look to try and reach the World Cup quarter-finals.

By Derek Davis

By Derek Davis

JASON De Vos accepts he will be in for some stick over the next few weeks as Canada look to try and reach the World Cup quarter-finals.

Their first meeting is against Gavin Williams' Wales and the group also includes Australia, Japan and Fiji so de Vos is not expecting much from his countrymen.


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He said: “Rugby is not a massive sport in Canada so realistically I can't see us being successful, although it will be interesting to watch.”

De Vos though has a fall back team to support, if they can progress.

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He said: “Both my kids are English so I will be cheering them on.

“There is already some good banter in the dressing room with Sylvain Legwinski in the French quarter.

“Sylvain is very patriotic and secretly likes it when England lose at anything.”

With Neil Alexander from Scotland, and a clutch of Irish lads supporting their side, the World Cup, which starts tonight, will be closely followed in the dressing room.

De Vos said: “Most of the guys are keen on rugby so there will be plenty of discussion. I don't follow it that closely so I wouldn't like to predict a winner, although Australia are usually strong.”

* See who Derek Davis thinks will win the World Cup and why rugby is way ahead of football in terms of treating its stars like grown ups, on his blog 'Not Just Football' - www.eadt.co.uk

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