TSN has officially confirmed that they will have the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Every match will be live on TSN, TSN2 or TSN.ca. Coverage runs from September 9-October 23 in New Zealand. Canada will play in pool A along with the host All Blacks, France, Tonga and Japan.
Shawn Redmond, Vice-President of Programming, TSN said:
The Rugby World Cup is a huge, internationally-celebrated event that attracts millions of viewers from around the world and continues to grow in popularity in Canada. We are looking forward to showcasing rugby’s marquee event to Canadian sports fans across all TSN platforms as Team Canada looks to make their mark on the international stage.
And Rugby World Cup Limited Managing Director Mike Miller said:
Today’s announcement represents a significant boost for the reach and profile of rugby in Canada,” said RWCL Managing Director Mike Miller. “TSN is Canada’s leading sports broadcaster renowned for its high quality broadcasting of major international sports events. They will bring their unique sound, style and passion for live sport to a tournament that is firmly established as one of the world’s premier sports events.
TSN will also show against the United States in August. First the two teams play at BMO Field in Toronto on August 6 at 2pm ET on TSN, then again on August 13 at 9pm ET from Denver on TSN2. Rugby World Cup 2011 TSN and TSN2 Broadcast Schedule (pdf file).
More information to come soon.