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Edmonton, Ottawa and Kingston chosen to host PNC rugby games

Associated Press

2/12/2013 6:13:12 PM

OTTAWA -- Edmonton, Ottawa and Kingston, Ont., will play host to games for the 2013 Pacific National Cup men's rugby tournament.

Canada is making its first appearance at the event which also includes Fiji, Japan, Tonga and the United States.

The Canadians will battle the U.S. on May 25 at Ellerslie Rugby Park in Edmonton, Fiji on June 5 at Twin Elm Rugby Park in Ottawa and then head to Kingston, Ont., where they'll play Tonga on June 8 at Queen's University's Richardson Stadium.

Japan and the U.S. will also host PNC games.

The tournament is a round robin where team play each other once. Four points are awarded for a win, two points for a draw and no points for a loss.

There's a bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match and an additional bonus point for losing a match by 7 points or less.

Defending champion Samoa is taking a year off from the PNC, choosing instead to focus on the South African Quadrangular tournament.