Team Canada Men’s Update

Tickets to the first ever test rugby match to be played at Toronto’s BMO Field go on sale this Friday – March 25th.  Canada will host the USA on Saturday, August 6th in men’s 15-a-side action with a 2 PM., kick-off

The match will be a key testing ground for Team Canada’s participation in the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in September.

Canada, currently ranked 15th in the world, will play the USA in a home and away format as both teams prepare for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in September. Canada plays the US in the return fixture, August 13th in Denver, Colorado.

Tickets range from $19.75 to $85 – and are available at the BMO ticket office, Air Canada Centre box office or ticket master (service charges apply).

“We are excited to  to stage this world class rugby test match at BMO Field,” said Rugby Canada CEO Graham Brown. “Our sport has progressed by leaps and bounds over the past few years, through the performance of our teams and the exciting announcement that rugby will be an Olympic sport in 2016. We are excited to give Torontonians an opportunity to watch Team Canada at one of the city’s greatest venues.”

Canada’s mens 15-a-side team will have a busy few months over the spring, summer and fall with eleven matches in five countries including the four Pool matches of the World Cup.

In June, Canada will play in the eighth Churchill Cup tournament in the United Kingdom, where they will tackle Italy A and Russia in their first two matches. In 2010 Canada made it to the Churchill Cup final for the first time in the history of the tournament, falling to England 38-18 in a spirited match in Harrison, New Jersey.

The Canadians then will reassemble in August for the pair of games against the USA. From there it is a departure to Brisbane, Australia, where the Australian Barbarians and the regional side the Queensland Reds await for games that will act as final preparation prior to the World Cup.

The team then carries on to New Zealand where it will play four games over September and October, taking on Tonga (September 14th), France (September 18th), Japan on September 27th before wrapping round robin play with a match against the host All Blacks on October 2nd.