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Rugby returns to TSN with Canadian IRB matches

TSN.ca Staff

11/2/2012 6:17:46 PM

Toronto, ON - Rugby is back on TSN as Canada's National Senior Men's team battles in a series of fixtures during the inaugural IRB International Rugby Series in Colwyn Bay, Wales.

Coverage begins Friday, Nov. 9 at 3pm et/Noon pt live on TSN with No. 13 ranked Canada going head-to-head against No. 10 ranked Samoa. Later that evening, TSN will also re-broadcast the match-up in prime time at 8:30pm et/5:30pm pt.

In the team's second fixture, Canada takes on No. 19 ranked Russia on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8pm et/5pm pt on TSN. Coverage of the two Team Canada fixtures is also available on TSN Mobile TV.

Coached by Kieran Crowley, Canada's National Senior Men's team includes several players who play their club rugby in top tier European leagues, including Jebb Sinclair, Phil Mackenzie, and Taylor Paris. The team also includes six players who represented Canada at the IRB Gold Coast Sevens tournament in October.

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