OITA, Japan (Reuters) – The haves and have nots of world rugby will meet again on Wednesday when the three-time champion All Blacks face Canada in their World Cup Pool B clash with concerns the gap could be starkly displayed on the scoreboard. Rugby Union – Rugby World Cup – Canada Captain’s Run – Oita Stadium, Oita, Japan – October 1, 2019. Canada’s coach Kingsley Jones during training. REUTERS/Edgar Su The All Blacks are all full-time professionals, earning hundreds of thousands of dollars with basics of the game drilled in them since they were five-year-olds. Canada’s players juggle jobs, run their own business or are studying and just happen to play rugby, normally after trying ice hockey or Canadian football. “The simple thing is we’re amateur rugby players against professional rugby players. It’s as simple as that,” Canada coach Kingsley Jones said on Tuesday ahead of the match at Oita Stadium. “There isn’t a pathway for players any longer so we’ve got guys here who are holding down day jobs. “Some of them had to compromise their jobs (to be in Japan), and I think it’s a huge achievement to be here for the team. “Now we’re here we’ve got… Read full this story
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