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James Buchanan '06, of Calgary, Alberta, is a member of Canada's Under 21 men's rugby team, competing in the world championships in Mendoza, Argentina, June 9 through 25.

Canada, seeded 12th, will face Argentina, New Zealand and Scotland in the pool stages. The other 11 teams competing in the IRB U21 World Championship 2005 are Argentina, Australia, England, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa and Wales. The official Web site of the 2005 IRB U21 World Championships is

Buchanan, who plays rugby with the Hornets in Alberta, is a multifield major at St. Lawrence and a fullback on the football team. He's played club rugby at St. Lawrence, and is a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. A graduate of Central Memorial High School in Calgary, Buchanan was a captain and the team MVP of the football team as a senior in high school; he also played rugby in high school and was on the swimming team. He earned Central Memorial's grade 12 male athlete of the year award.

Posted: June 9, 2005