TSN Showcases Canada’s Women’s Rugby Team at the IRB WOMEN’S RUGBY WORLD CUP

— July 28, 2014

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TORONTO (July 28, 2014) – TSN hits the pitch with live coverage of Rugby Canada's national senior women’s team as they compete in the IRB WOMEN’S RUGBY WORLD CUP at the Centre National du Rugby in Marcoussis, France. TSN’s exclusive coverage runs August 1-17 and includes every Canada matchup, plus the semifinals and final (see below for complete broadcast schedule). 

This marks the first time that TSN has broadcast the IRB WOMEN’S RUGBY WORLD CUP.

Fans can follow Canada’s women’s rugby team at the IRB WOMEN’S RUGBY WORLD CUP live on TSN.

“As the official broadcaster of Rugby Canada, we are proud to showcase Canada’s women’s rugby team as they compete on the international stage,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President of Programming and Marketing, TSN. “With the IRB WOMEN’S RUGBY WORLD CUP and next year’s IRB RUGBY WORLD CUP, we look forward to following both of Canada’s national rugby teams on the road to World Cup glory.”

TSN delivers coverage of all three games from Canada’s women’s rugby team, kicking off with Canada vs. Spain this Friday (Aug. 1) at 8:45 a.m. ET. In their second matchup, Canada takes on Samoa on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 10:45 a.m. ET on TSN and then faces off against 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup runner-up England in their final Pool Round game on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 9:30 a.m. ET on TSN2

TSN subscribers can follow TSN’s coverage of the IRB WOMEN’S RUGBY WORLD CUP live and on demand via TSN GO

Throughout the IRB WOMEN’S RUGBY WORLD CUP, TSN.ca/Rugby provides news and highlights of all the action. 

At the IRB WOMEN’S RUGBY WORLD CUP, Canada ’s women’s rugby team will be captained by Kelly Russell of Bolton, Ont., who helped lead Canada to a best-ever Plate Final win at last year’s RUGBY WORLD CUP SEVENS. 

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 IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 in England. 

Broadcast Schedule*

  • Canada vs. Spain – Friday, Aug. 1 at 8:45 a.m. ET on TSN
  • Canada vs. Samoa – Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 10:45 a.m. ET on TSN
  • Canada vs. England – Saturday, Aug. 9 at 9:30 a.m. ET on TSN2
  • Semifinal #1 – Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 11:45 a.m. ET on TSN
  • Semifinal #2 – Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 2:30 p.m. ET on TSN
  • Finals – Sunday, Aug. 17 at 12:30 p.m. ET on TSN2 

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TSN is Canada's Sports Leader and #1 specialty network. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, TSN delivers world-class content across industry-leading platforms including TSN2, TSN.ca, TSN GO, and TSN Radio. Official broadcaster of the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship and FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, TSN’s slate of live sports coverage includes NHL, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Season of Champions Curling, UEFA Euro 2016, MLB, Barclays Premier League, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Canadian Tire Series, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. 

*Schedule subject to change 

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For More Information:
TSN
Greg McIsaac, (w) 416.384.5180, (c) 416.458.3591, greg.mcisaac@bellmedia.ca
Renee Rouse, (w) 416.384.7599, (c) 416.428.4807, renee.rouse@bellmedia.ca
Rob Duffy, (w) 416.384.5717, (c) 416.802.3319, rob.duffy@bellmedia.ca

Twitter: @TSN_PR

Rugby Canada
Bryan Kelly, (w) 250.418.8998 ext. 314, (c) 250.216.5272, bkelly@rugbycanada.ca

Twitter: @RugbyCanada