Defending champion Canadians say they were united by labour dispute ahead of worlds 

By Mitch Goldenberg THE CANADIAN PRESS NETANYA, Israel -Canada will begin its defence of its world lacrosse title with precious little preparation time on the field. But players say team unity is already ironclad after joining together in a labour standoff with the Canadian Lacrosse Association. The Canadians didn’t have a full roster playing together until last week’s training camp, but just a couple of months ago it looked like they wouldn’t be at the 2018 world championship at all. Fighting for better health insurance and organizational restructuring, players were set to skip the tournament before a deal was struck in mid-June. “We’ve already went to war with one another,” said veteran faceoff specialist Geoff Snider, a two-time world champion. “We weren’t in the same room, but we’ve been working our…

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