Hong Kong, seeking to compete in their maiden World Cup, needed to not only triumph against Canada in the final match of the repechage event on Friday, but also secure a bonus point and prevent their opponents from getting one.
DTH van der Merwe, the Canucks’ all-time record try-scorer, claimed two of his side’s three five-pointers.
— Rugby Canada (@RugbyCanada) November 23, 2018
The Canucks have yet to miss a Rugby World Cup, featuring in all eight previous editions of the event.
They will begin their 2019 campaign against Italy in Fukuoka on September 26.
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