July 17, 2019, Langford, BC: Rugby Canada in conjunction with BC Rugby announced today the final fixture in preparation for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. Canada’s Men’s Rugby Team will face a BC All-Stars team on Friday, August 30th at 6:30pm PT at Westhills Stadium in Langford, B.C.
The match takes place in between Canada’s August 24th game in Hamilton, Ontario versus Leinster Rugby, and Canada’s September 7th game in Vancouver, BC versus USA Rugby, and will serve as an important final addition to RWC preparations as it will allow head coach Kingsley Jones to provide all players with valuable game time against a quality opponent prior to the team departing for Japan.
“The match versus the BC All-Stars completes our warm-up schedule for Rugby World Cup,” said head Coach Kingsley Jones. “It’s an important fixture in the calendar that will give us a chance to ensure all players will get a good run before we leave for Japan. We’ll return from Hamilton for valuable preparation time at our centralized training facility and it’s great to be able to host our valued partners at BC Rugby here in Langford.”
The BC All-Stars side will consist of top amateur players based within BC and will be selected by a diverse coaching panel, led by Aaron Takel, Rugby Growth & Development Manager (Men & Boys) for BC Rugby.
“We’re excited to support Canada with their final Rugby World Cup preparations and will be working with several BC coaches to field a competitive side,” said Annabel Kehoe, BC Rugby’s CEO. “Selection is wide open with many of BC’s top players taking the field in National and Provincial sides, including the BC Bears meeting the Prairie Wolfpack next Saturday.”
Canada versus BC All-Stars will be the first rugby match played at the fully renovated Westhills Stadium in Langford, B.C. Tickets will be just $10 for adults and $5 for youth (plus service fees) with an on-sale date to be announced shortly. Fans can expect a great evening of rugby and festivities:
- Preceding the Canada vs BC All-Stars match there will be a special ‘sneak peek’ of the Rugby Canada Pacific Pride Development Academy who will play an intrasquad game at 4:30pm PT.
- Following the Canada vs BC All-Stars match there will be a post-game BBQ and beer garden at the stadium from 8pm – 10pm PT where fans can meet and mingle with players from both teams. Families are welcome.
Canada vs BC All-Stars
August 30, 2019 – Westhills Stadium, Langford, BC
Kick-off: 9:30pm ET / 6:30pm PT
*Ticket on-sale date and streaming details TBC.
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