Murray set to wear Maple Leaf

Langley’s Liam Murray off to Edmonton with Rugby Canada

Langley’s Liam Murray is off to Edmonton next week for a two-game series against the United States. Gary Ahuja Langley Times file photo

Liam Murray has been named to Canada’s U20 side for next week’s Junior World Rugby Trophy qualifying series.

The Canadians will face the United States twice with the aggregate winner of the series heading to the Junior World Rugby Trophy in Uruguay in August.

The two matches are June 13 and 17 and both are in Edmonton.

The 19-year-old Murray — a 2015 Brookswood Secondary graduate — got his start in the sport with the Langley Rugby club mini program.

Following high school, Murray went overseas to pursue rugby and has played in England and New Zealand.

He also coached the Brookswood Bobcats senior boys team this past spring.

This will not be Murray’s first time suiting up for Canada and he is also hoping to land a spot on Canada’s senior national team.

“We have good depth down the spine of the team with the players that have played high levels across the country and overseas,” said Canadian coach Jeff Williams.

“The boys have good character and understand the importance of the qualifiers and what it means to Canadian rugby.”

 

Langley’s Liam Murray has been chosen to play for Canada’s U20 side next week in a two-game series against the United States in Edmonton. pj Carr file photo