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Canada players react after their loss to France at the 2015 Rugby World CupReuters

Neither team will make it to the quarterfinals of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, but the magnitude of the Pool D match between Canada and Romania was evident when the European team's coach claimed that this was a "semifinal" for them.

Canada have managed to pick up just one point in their first three matches of the World Cup, with Ireland, France and Italy all, expectedly, picking up wins over the Canucks.

However, they have shown that, given time, they can compete against the best, and that is something they will take away from this World Cup.

For the here and now, though, Canada will want to sign off from the 2015 Rugby World Cup with a victory over Romania.

"Canadian rugby has made big strides but what we lack is top-level games for our decision-makers," Canada coach Kieran Crowley said, pointing to the manner in which his team lost a 10-0 lead to Italy. "We have made a lot of progress with our play, the skill level, that kind of thing, but just haven't got over the line for the wins we are after.

"There is progress being made but everywhere else is as well. Romania, for example, have seven professional teams in Bucharest -- that is something we can't compete with at the moment."

For Romania, who have another game to go at this World Cup after the one on Tuesday, it will be about trying to pick up the two wins necessary to confirm their place in the 2019 World Cup in Japan.

Having lost to France and Ireland, Romania are now targeting victories over Canada and Italy.

"We set two goals," Romania's Welsh coach Lynn Howells said. "The first one, we've achieved, as we showed that we can play against the tier one nations.

"The second goal is that we would have two wins, and the reason is that we would go straight to Japan 2019. It gives us four years' preparation which would be huge for Romanian rugby.

"The Canadian game is a semifinal for us. It's that important. The players have put in a lot of hard work and this is what they deserve."

Teams: Canada: Harry Jones, Jeff Hassler, Ciaran Hearn, Nick Blevins, DTH Van Der Merwe, Nathan Hirayama, Gordon McRorie; Hubert Buydens, Ray Barkwill. Doug Wooldridge, Brett Beukeboom, Jamie Cudmore (C), Jebb Sinclair, John Moonlight, Aaron Carpenter.

Replacements: Benoit Piffero, Djustice Sears-Duru, Jake Ilnicki, Kyle Gilmour, Nanyak Dala, Phil Mack, Conor Trainor, James Pritchard.

Romania: Catalin Fercu, Madalin Lemnaru, Paula Kinikinilau, Florin Vlaicu, Ionut Botezatu, Michael Wiringi, Florin Surugiu; Mihaita Lazar, Otar Turashvili, Paulica Ion, Valentin Poparlan, Johannes van Heerden, Valentin Ursache, Viorel Lucaci, Mihai Macovei (C).

Replacements: Andrei Radoi, Andrei Ursache, Alexandru Tarus, Daniel Carpo, Stelian Burcea, Valentin Calafeteanu, Adrian Apostol, Csaba Gal.

Where to Watch Live

Romnia vs Canada is set to begin at 4.45 pm local time (9.15 pm IST, 11.45 am ET), with live coverage of the match in India on Sony Kix and Sony Six HD.

Viewers in Canada can watch their team play Romania live on TSN, while the action can also be live streamed on TSN TV. Audience in the USA can watch the Rugby World Cup game live on Universal Sports, while the big action can also be live streamed on Universal Sports Online

Viewers in the UK and Ireland can watch the match live on ITV, with the live stream option on ITV Player.

Sky Sport will show the Pool D match live in New Zealand, while the action can also be watched by live streaming online on Sky Go NZ. Viewers in Australia can watch Canada vs Romania live on Fox Sports, with the live stream option on Foxtel Play.

The 2015 Rugby World Cup match will be shown live in South Africa on SuperSport, while the live stream option is on SuperSport Live Video.

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