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BC Rugby – Saturday is a rugby day! 

The uprights are in, the field is lined, and in less than 24 hours the doors at BC Place in Vancouver will swing open to welcome thousands of rugby fans for the first-ever Fifteens Rugby Test Match held at the world-class stadium.

Canada’s Senior Men’s XV Team faces world #10 ranked Japan in a rematch of their exciting 2014 encounter. Kickoff on Saturday is at 3:00pm.

We’re looking forward to seeing the BC Rugby community out in force to support our Men’s National Team, and want to remind fans who have not yet purchased their tickets that time is running short to take advantage of the exclusive BC Rugby discount offer. Use the promo code KNOCKON when purchasing your tickets online via Ticketmaster to save 15% in most seating areas. To get your tickets now, click here.


Our update also takes a look at the other big fixtures taking place this Saturday, including the first U18 Boys’ games of the B2Gold Provincial Regional ChampionshipsEmerging Canada vs the Derek Hyde-Lay Selects at Shawnigan Lake School, plus a quartet of compelling international matches overseas.

Read on for all the details.



B2Gold Provincial Regional Championships Begin Saturday for U18 Boys




The BC Rugby Age-Grade XV Team selection process continues with the B2Gold Provincial Regional Championships. While the main event is scheduled for June 24-26 in Burnaby, the U18 Boys begin a three-game seeding round this Saturday.

Vancouver-2 hosts the South Island Junior Tide at Prince of Wales School, while Vancouver-1 hosts Thompson-Okanagan at Klahanie Park. Kickoff times are at 11:30am and 12:30pm, respectively.

For more details about the B2Gold Provincial Regional Championships, visit



BC Rugby Referees Earn the Call for International Fixtures 




The Canada vs Japan game provides an outstanding opportunity for our BC Rugby referees to step onto the big stage. Congratulations to all the BC officials selected for the match.

Television Match Official – Dave Smortchevsky
Technical Zone Manager – Harry Mason
Sub Controller 1 – Jay MacDonald
Sub Controller 2 – Toby Mustill
Scorekeeper – Trevor Honey
Timekeeper – Brett Hay

Also, we would like to wish all the best to Bruce Kuklinski, who will be the Citing Commissioner for England vs Australia on Saturday in Brisbane.



Start your Saturday with International Rugby



As you get ready for Canada vs Japan on Saturday, there are a number of enticing warm-up matches for you to enjoy on TSN.

Wales vs New Zealand – 12:30am PT – TSN2
England vs Australia – 3:00am PT – TSN2
Ireland vs South Africa – 8:00am PT – TSN2
Italy vs Argentina – 11:00am PT – TSN GO
Canada vs Japan – 3:00pm PT – TSN1 & TSN4