Summer Internationals 2017

January 20 2017

Alberta the Place To Be This Summer for Rugby: Canada U20; Georgia; Romania: UPDATE ON TIMES AND LOCATION

posted Jan 19 2017
[ed. comments below. UPDATE: we're now hearing it will be 13th and 17th in Calgary, the game on 17th to be played before Romania match. Rugby Canada to confirm details shortly.]

Although Rugby Canada haven't announced the details there's enough information coming out from other sources to put the pieces of the puzzle together.

A USA source, Goff Rugby, reported that the USA U20 team will play Canada U20 June 10th and June 14th in Edmonton. Since Georgia are playing Canada on June 10th it's likely that will be in Edmonton and the U20 match will be the undercard, either before or after the main bout. Last year in Texas they held it after so the capacity crowd would stick around to support the young players, it worked in the US favour last year.

The midweek match could be the same venue or they may decide to move it south to Calgary where likely the Canada v Romania match will take place on the 17th.

There's one more international for Canada on the 24th but details on venue and team aren't known yet, the money is on Samoa and Toronto at the present but that's a speculative guess.

The Americas 2019 World Cup qualifying series between Canada and USA will be June 24th and July 1st. Details on venues to be announced. The winner of that series qualifies for the World Cup the loser plays a home and away series against the winner of the South American rugby championship, likely Uruguay or Chile.

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