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’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. Italy – Thursday, Sept. 26 at 3:30 a.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
- Canada vs. New Zealand – Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 6 a.m. ET on TSN
- Canada vs. South Africa – Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 a.m. ET on TSN
- Canada vs. Namibia – Saturday, 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.