VICTORIA, BC - Excitement is building in greater Victoria, Vancouver Island and across British Columbia for this month’s IRB Americas Rugby Championship happening at Westhills Stadium.
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: http://events.rugbycanada.ca
Argentina is looking to repeat as champions, having captured the four-team tournament in three consecutive outings. Canada, USA and Uruguay will challenge the defending champions in the three double-header game nights.
The opening night on Friday, October 11th will see USA face Argentina at 6:00pm before Canada faces Uruguay at 8:00pm. Tuesday, October 15th will feature North American and South American showdowns as Argentina plays Uruguay and Canada will square off against USA.
The final game day on Saturday, October 19 will see a rematch of the last three IRB Americas Rugby Championship Finals as Canada takes on Argentina and USA takes on Uruguay.
International Rugby in Vancouver Island is a must-see event and Rugby Canada is hoping to fill Westhills Stadium in Langford to cheer on Canada!
BC Bears suiting up for Canada
Seven members of the BC Bears provincial program were named to the Canada-A roster for the upcoming ARC.
Selections include Victoria-based players Adam Kleeberger (Castaway Wanderers), Aaron Flagg (Castaway Wanderers) and Sean White (James Bay AA). Also named to the roster is BC Bears Captain and Island product Callum Morrison who currently plays his club rugby for the UBCOB Ravens in Vancouver.
Mainland-based players named to the squad also include Micha Govorchin (Burnaby Lake), Joe Dolesau (Burnaby Lake) and Ryan March (Abbotsford RFC).
Canada U20 grad Jake Ilnikci (William's Lake Rustlers / UVic Vikes) is returning from a stint with the Auckland Colts program in New Zealand and Conor Trainor (UBCOB Ravens) is making his national team come back after an injury sidelined him for much of the summer. Vancouver product and current Ontario Blues rep Hank McQueen has also cracked the roster for the ARC.
HOW TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS:
The Strathcona Hotel
The Loghouse Pub
City Centre Park
City of Langford offices
The Loghouse Pub
2013 IRB Americas Rugby Championship Schedule:
All games to be streamed LIVE in English and Spanish
Game Day 1 - October 11, 2013
6pm PT/9pm ET - USA vs. Argentina
8pm PT/11pm ET - Canada vs. Uruguay
Game Day 2 - October 15, 2013
6pm PT/9pm ET - Argentina vs. Uruguay
8pm PT/11pm ET - USA vs. Canada
Game Day 3 - October 19, 2013
3pm PT/6pm ET - Uruguay vs. USA
5pm PT/8pm PT - Argentina vs. Canada