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ONLY A FEW months ago, Peter Nelson was probably wondering if he had much of a future in rugby, as his time with Ulster was coming towards a close.

Fast forward to last night, however, and the 26-year-old was starting at out-half in a World Cup game against the All Blacks.

Qualifying for Canada through his Toronto-born grandmother, Nelson only made his international debut in July, although he had long been aware of the possibility. 

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Peter Nelson makes a big linebreak for Canada.

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Having started the Canadians’ World Cup opener against Italy in the number 10 shirt, Nelson retained his spot for last night’s heavy defeat to the All Blacks. While the 63-0 result was a disappointment, Nelson was proud to have faced the Kiwis.

“It was a special experience to play against the All Blacks and to say I’ve done that is very special,” said the Dungannon man.

“The speed the All Blacks play at is incredible. We probably aren’t used to that. We probably haven’t played at that pace or with that high intensity in a T

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