TSN Delivers Every Game as the World’s Best Teams Clash at the RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015, Beginning September 18

— September 15, 2015

– Exclusive live coverage features all 48 games of the RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015, live from England –
– Coverage begins with the RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 OPENING CEREMONY this Friday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. ET on TSN, followed by the opening game featuring England vs. Fiji –
– Guinness signs on as the lead sponsor of TSN’s live coverage of the RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 –

TORONTO (September 15, 2015) – From the opening kickoff to the final whistle, TSN’s complete live coverage of the RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 showcases every try, every scrum, and every tackle of the tournament. TSN’s exclusive coverage of the event runs Sept. 18 – Oct. 31 and features all 48 games of the tournament, including in-depth coverage of every Canada matchup, plus the complete playoffs and final (see below for complete broadcast schedule). TSN’s live coverage kicks off with the RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 OPENING CEREMONY, this Friday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. ET on TSN, followed by the tournament’s opening game featuring hosts England vs. Fiji.

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Fans can watch all 48 games of the RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 live on TSN.

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TSN delivers all four games featuring Canada’s men’s rugby team in the preliminary round, which are as follows:
  • Ireland CanadaSaturday, Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4
  • Italy CanadaSaturday, Sept. 26 at 9:15 a.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
  • Canada FranceThursday, Oct. 1 at 2:45 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN 3, and TSN4
  • Canada RomaniaTuesday, Oct. 6 at 11:30 a.m. ET across TSN
Canada’s men’s rugby team is led by head coach Kieran Crowley and General Manager Gareth Rees. Currently ranked 18th in the world, the team includes several players who play club rugby in top tier European leagues, including captain Tyler Ardron, Jeff Hassler, and DTH van der Merwe. “TSN is proud to partner with Rugby Canada to shine the national spotlight on Canada’s men’s rugby team as they compete against the world’s best at the RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President, Programming and Marketing, TSN. “The passion and intensity of this tournament makes it a true global spectacle, and we’re very excited to showcase all 48 games to fans across the country.” TSN subscribers can access live streaming and on-demand viewing of the network’s exclusive live coverage of the RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 through TSN GO. French-language coverage of all 48 tournament games is available on RDS. Along with TSN’s live broadcast coverage of the RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015, TSN Radio stations across the country deliver live coverage of both semifinals and the final, along with frequent news updates throughout the tournament. Fans can listen live on select TSN Radio stations, online at TSN1050.ca, and on mobile devices and tablets via the TSN GO app. Guinness has signed on as the lead sponsor of TSN’s live coverage of the RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015. News and Digital Coverage TSN’s studio broadcast team for the RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 features Brian Spanton, a former member of Canada's men's rugby team, delivering in-depth analysis on the tournament. Canada’s #1 sports news show, SPORTSCENTRE, delivers breaking news, highlights, and daily updates from the RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015. TSN Digital platforms – including TSN.ca and the TSN GO app – deliver comprehensive coverage of the RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015, featuring the following highlights:
  • Exclusive video features on the members of Canada’s men’s rugby team
  • Frequent blog posts from Canada wing Phil Mackenzie, offering a player’s behind-the-scenes perspective on the tournament
  • Extended video highlights of every game
  • Up-to-the-minute news, scores, Must-See moments, rosters, schedules, and statistics
Rugby on TSN As the official broadcaster of Rugby Canada, TSN is home to Rugby World Cup 2015 qualifiers and international test matches, as well as exclusive Canadian coverage of every game of the tournament. Broadcast Schedule Click here or see below for TSN’s complete broadcast schedule* from the RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015. Friday, Sept. 18 
  • Opening Ceremony at 2 p.m. ET on TSN Network
  • England vs. Fiji at 3 p.m. ET on TSN Network
  • Match of the Day at 12 midnight ET / 9 p.m. PT on TSN2
  Saturday, Sept. 19 
  • Tonga vs. Georgia at 6:45 a.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
  • Ireland vs. Canada at 9 a.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4
  • South Africa vs. Japan at 11:30 a.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
  • France vs. Italy at 2:45 p.m. ET on TSN2
  Sunday, Sept. 20
  • Match of the Day at 12:30 a.m. ET on TSN2
  • Samoa vs. USA at 6:45 a.m. ET on TSN2
  • Wales vs. Uruguay at 9:15 a.m. ET on TSN2
  • New Zealand vs. Argentina at 11:30 a.m. ET on TSN2
  • Match of the Day at 11 p.m. ET on TSN2
  Wednesday, Sept. 23 
  • Scotland vs. Japan at 9:15 a.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
  • Australia vs. Fiji at 11:30 a.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
  • France vs. Romania at 2:45 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
  • Match of the Day at 11 p.m. ET on TSN5
  Thursday, Sept. 24 
  • New Zealand vs. Namibia at 2:45 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
  • Match of the Day at 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
  Friday, Sept. 25 
  • Argentina vs. Georgia at 11:30 a.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
  • Match of the Day at 11:00 p.m. ET on TSN2
  Saturday, Sept. 26 
  • Italy vs. Canada at 9:15 a.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
  • South Africa vs. Samoa at 11:30 a.m. ET on TSN4
  • England vs. Wales at 2:45 p.m. ET on TSN2
  • Match of the Day at 11 p.m. ET on TSN2
  Sunday, Sept. 27 
  • Australia vs. Uruguay at 6:45 a.m. ET on TSN5
  • Scotland vs. USA at 9:15 a.m. ET on TSN5
  • Ireland vs. Romania at 11:30 a.m. ET on TSN
  Monday, Sept 28
  • Match of the Day at 1 a.m. ET on TSN2
  Tuesday, Sept. 29 
  • Tonga vs. Namibia at 11:30 a.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
  • Match of the Day at 12 a.m. midnight ET on TSN2
  Thursday, Oct. 1 
  • Wales vs. Fiji at 11:30 a.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
  • Canada vs. France at 2:45 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4
  • Match of the Day at 8 p.m. ET on TSN2
  Friday, Oct. 2
  • New Zealand vs. Georgia at 2:45 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
  • Match of the Day at 12 a.m. midnight ET on TSN5
  Saturday, Oct. 3 
  • Samoa vs. Japan at 9:15 a.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
  • South Africa vs. Scotland at 11:30 a.m. ET on TSN4
  • England vs. Australia at 2:45 p.m. ET on TSN5
  Sunday, Oct. 4
  • Match of the Day at 1:30 a.m. ET on TSN2
  • Argentina vs. Tonga at 9:15 a.m. ET on TSN2
  • Ireland vs. Italy at 11:30 a.m. ET on TSN2
  Monday, Oct. 5
  • Match of the Day at 1 a.m. ET on TSN2
  Tuesday, Oct. 6
  • Canada vs. Romania at 11:30 a.m. ET on TSN Network
  • Fiji vs. Uruguay at 2:45 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
  • Match of the Day at 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
  Wednesday, Oct. 7
  • South Africa vs. USA at 11:30 a.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN5
  • Namibia vs. Georgia at 2:45 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN5
  • Match of the Day at 8 p.m. ET on TSN2
  Friday, Oct. 9 
  • New Zealand vs. Tonga at 2:45 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
  • Match of the Day at 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
  Saturday, Oct. 10
  • Samoa vs. Scotland at 9:15 a.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
  • Australia vs. Wales at 11:30 a.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
  • England vs. Uruguay at 2:45 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
  • Match of the Day at 12 midnight ET / 9 p.m. PT on TSN2
  Sunday, Oct. 11
  • Argentina vs. Namibia at 6:45 a.m. ET on TSN2
  • Italy vs. Romania at 9:15 a.m. ET on TSN2
  • France vs. Ireland at 11:30 a.m. ET on TSN2
  • USA vs. Japan at 2:45 p.m. ET on TSN2
  • Match of the Day at 8 p.m. ET on TSN2
  Saturday, Oct. 17 
  • Quarter-final #1 – Winner Pool B vs. Runner-up Pool A at 10:45 a.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
  • Quarter-final #2 – Winner Pool C vs. Runner-up Pool D at 2:45 p.m. ET on TSN5
  • Match of the Day at 9:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
  Sunday, Oct. 18 
  • Quarter-final #3 – Winner Pool D vs. Runner-up Pool C at 7:45 a.m. ET on TSN3 and TSN4
  • Quarter-final #4 – Winner Pool A vs. Runner-up Pool B at 10:45 a.m. ET on TSN3 and TSN4
  • Match of the Day at 9:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
  Saturday, Oct. 24
  • Semifinal #1– Winner QF1 vs. Winner QF2 at 10:45 a.m. ET on TSN3, and TSN5
  • Match of the Day at 10 p.m. ET on TSN2
  Sunday, Oct. 25 
  • Semifinal #2– Winner QF3 vs. Winner QF4 at 11:45 a.m. ET on TSN3, and TSN5
  • Match of the Day at 11:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
  Friday, Oct. 30
  • Bronze Medal Game at 3:45 p.m. ET on TSN4
  • Match of the Day at 11 p.m. ET on TSN2
  Saturday, Oct. 31 
  • Final at 11:45 a.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN5
  • Match of the Day at 11:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
  *Schedule subject to change

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