TSN is Canada’s Home for Every Match of the RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019, Beginning Friday, September 20

Toronto — September 19, 2019

– TSN’s exclusive live coverage features all 48 tournament matches, and begins with the RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019 OPENING CEREMONY followed by the opening match featuring Japan vs. Russia –

TORONTO (September 19, 2019) – Canada’s Sports Leader features every try of the RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019, as TSN delivers exclusive live coverage of all 48 tournament matches, running Sept. 20 – Nov. 2, live from Japan. TSN’s coverage includes in-depth coverage of every Canada match, the complete playoffs, and the final. The network’s complete broadcast schedule for the RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019 is available at TSN.ca.

TSN and TSN Direct subscribers can access live streaming and on-demand viewing of the RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019 through TSN.ca and the TSN app.

TSN’s live coverage kicks off with the RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019 OPENING CEREMONY, airing Friday, Sept. 20 at 5:30 a.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4, followed by the tournament’s opening match featuring hosts Japan vs. Russia.

TSN’s coverage features host Sarah Davis alongside rugby analysts Brian Spanton and Andrea Burk. They break down all the tournament action with 30-minute recap shows wrapping up each matchday, contribute analysis across TSN platforms, and host live coverage of Canada matches.

TSN showcases Canada’s men’s rugby team with all four of the team’s preliminary round matches:

  • Canada vs. ItalyThursday, Sept. 26 at 3:30 a.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
  • Canada vs. New ZealandWednesday, Oct. 2 at 6 a.m. ET on TSN
  • Canada vs. South AfricaTuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 a.m. ET on TSN
  • Canada vs. NamibiaSaturday, Oct. 12 at 11 p.m. ET on TSN

Canada’s men’s rugby team is led by head coach Kingsley Jones. Ranked 22nd in the world, the team includes several players who play club rugby in top tier leagues, including captain Tyler Ardron, DTH van der Merwe, Matt Tierney, and Taylor Paris.

Throughout the RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019, SPORTSCENTRE delivers breaking news, highlights, and daily updates from the tournament. TSN digital platforms deliver recaps and video highlights of every match, along with up-to-the-minute news, scores, and schedules. TSN’s official social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, feature photos, videos, and content from the tournament.

Comprehensive French-language coverage of the tournament is available on RDS.

About TSN
TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader and provides world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN Direct, TSN.ca, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, TSN delivers more championship events than any broadcaster in the country. The network’s deep and diverse roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, Spengler Cup, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cup™, Canada Soccer, CONCACAF Gold Cup, MLB, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, UFC, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada and Rugby Canada events. TSN comes from Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. More information about TSN is available at TSN.ca.

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