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Rugby Canada men's national team Head Coach Kingsley Jones listens after he was introduced as the new coach of the team, in Vancouver, on Oct. 24, 2017.

DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press

New Zealand-born fly half Josh Reeves kicked six penalties Saturday to lift Brazil to an 18-10 comeback win over Canada in Americas Rugby Championship play.

The Canadian men had plenty of early possession and led 10-0 but Brazil’s dominance in the scrum and Reeves’s kicking – he was good on six of eight attempts – proved to be the difference. Canada coach Kingsley Jones had warned about the Brazilian set piece and the South Americans proved him right on the night at Estadio Martins Pereira.

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Canada’s offence was stagnant as the game wore on.

Ciaran Hearn scored a try for Canada and booted a penalty and conversion. He missed two other penalty kicks, one from long range.

Jones called it a “hard lesson” learned for Canada.

Canada lost 20-17 to Uruguay on a last-second try in its tournament opener last weekend.

Argentina XV tops the standings at 2-0-0 with 10 points thanks to bonus points gained in their wins. Uruguay, also 2-0-0, is second with eight points. Canada (0-2-0) is fifth with one bonus point ahead of winless Chile at zero points.

Canada is now 2-2-0 against Brazil with all four fixtures part of the ARC dating back to 2016. Brazil’s other victory came in 2017 at Estadio do Pacaembu by a score of 24-23.

The tournament focus now switches to Langford, B.C., where Canada will host No. 29 Chile on Feb. 22 and Argentina XV on March 1.

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The Canadian men wrap up play March 8 in Seattle against the defending champion Americans.

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