TSN Showcases Canada’s Men’s Rugby Team at the WORLD RUGBY PACIFIC NATIONS CUP 2015

— July 17, 2015

– Exclusive live coverage features Canada’s men’s rugby team as they gear up for the RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 –
– Coverage kicks off with Canada vs. Japan this Saturday, July 18 at 8 p.m. ET on TSN GO –
– TSN’s live coverage includes all three games featuring Canada’s men’s rugby team, plus the playoffs and final –

TORONTO (July 17, 2015) – TSN follows every step of Canada's men’s rugby team on their journey to this fall’s RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 with exclusive coverage of the WORLD RUGBY PACIFIC NATIONS CUP 2015. TSN’s exclusive coverage of the event runs July 24–August 3 and includes every Team Canada matchup, plus the complete playoffs and final (see below for complete broadcast schedule). This marks the first time that TSN has broadcast the WORLD RUGBY PACIFIC NATIONS CUP. As the official broadcaster of Rugby Canada, TSN is home to Rugby World Cup qualifiers and international test matches, as well as exclusive Canadian coverage of the Rugby World Cup 2015 in England. Rugby Gord McRorie

Fans can follow Canada’s men’s rugby team at the WORLD RUGBY PACIFIC NATIONS CUP 2015 live on TSN.

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 TSN’s exclusive live coverage of the WORLD RUGBY PACIFIC NATIONS CUP 2015 features all three games featuring Canada’s men’s rugby team, beginning Saturday, July 18 at 8 p.m. ET on TSN GO when Canada takes on Japan in their opening match from the Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California. In their second matchup, Canada takes on Tonga on Friday, July 24 at 10 p.m. ET on TSN2 at the Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, B.C., and then faces off against Samoa on Wednesday, July 29 at 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN5 at BMO Field in Toronto. Calling TSN-produced broadcasts are play-by-play commentator Luke Wileman and analyst Brian Spanton, a former member of Canada's men's rugby team. Canada’s men’s rugby team is led by head coach Kieran Crowley and General Manager Gareth Rees. Currently ranked 17th in the world, the team includes several players who play club rugby in top tier European leagues, including Jeff Hassler and captain Tyler Ardron. Throughout the WORLD RUGBY PACIFIC NATIONS CUP 2015, TSN.ca/Rugby provides news and highlights of all the action. Broadcast Schedule See below for TSN’s complete broadcast schedule* from the WORLD RUGBY PACIFIC NATIONS CUP 2015.
  • Canada vs. Japan – Saturday, July 18 at 8 p.m. ET on TSN GO
  • Canada vs. Tonga – Friday, July 24 at 10 p.m. ET on TSN2 (in Burnaby, B.C.)
  • USA vs. Tonga – Wednesday, July 29 at 3:30 p.m. ET on TSN5
  • Fiji vs. Japan – Wednesday, July 29 at 6 p.m. ET on TSN5
  • Canada vs. Samoa – Wednesday, July 29 at 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN5 (in Toronto)
  • 5th Place Play-Off: 5 vs. 6 – Monday, August 3 at 2 p.m. ET on TSN1
  • Bronze Final: 3 vs. 4 – Monday, August 3 at 5 p.m. ET on TSN1
  • Final: 1 vs. 2 – Monday, August 3 at 11 p.m. ET on TSN2
*Schedule subject to change

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