TSN and RDS the new TV home of Canadian Rugby

tsn-logoTSN and RDS is now the official home to Canadian rugby with a new multi-year deal signed between Rugby Canada and the Bell Media channels.

The deal will cover the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England as well as World Cup qualifiers and international friendlies.

“As we saw during the recent World Cup, more and more Canadian sports fans have fallen in love with rugby and are specifically drawn to the grit and determination of Canada’s national team,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President of Programming, TSN. “We are incredibly proud to become the exclusive home of Rugby Canada and look forward to showcasing Canada’s men’s rugby team as they prepare to take on the world at the Rugby World Cup 2015.”

“Rugby Canada is proud to partner with TSN and RDS as the official broadcasters of Canadian Rugby,” said Graham Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Rugby Canada. “With Canada competing in the world’s top rugby events, including the men’s and women’s Rugby World Cups, Pan-American Games and summer internationals, we’re excited to have an exclusive, multimedia rights agreement with Canada’s leading specialty channels to bring world-class rugby to our dedicated supporters and a legion of new fans across the country.”

Upcoming Team Canada Fixtures on TSN:

International friendly: Canada vs. Ireland – Saturday, June 15 at 8 p.m. ET on TSN
World Cup Qualifying: Canada vs. U.S.A. – Saturday, Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
World Cup Qualifying: Canada vs. U.S.A. – Saturday, Aug. 24 at 4 p.m. ET on TSN2
International friendly: Canada vs. Maori All Blacks – Sunday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. ET on TSN


TSN also confirmed today it will also have coverage of the RUGBY WORLD CUP SEVENS 2013 running June 28-30 in Moscow, Russia. Broadcast details to be confirmed shortly.

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