The nation is starting to buy into Rugby lately, and the world is starting to "Fear The Beard".

Last night, Team Canada, whose 30 man roster includes Calgarian Ryan Smith, earned a 23-23 tie with Japan in World Cup play.

Backed by a few players sporting Grizzly Adams like beards, Canada sits in 3rd in Group A with 1 win, 1 loss, and last night's draw.

Canada's next game is Saturday vs home squad New Zealand, but you may want to set your PVR for this one with it's 12:30 AM start.