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Canada’s Men’s Rugby Team host Japan for their first match of the reimagined Pacific Nations Cup at BC Place in August

February 27th, 2024

Rugby returns to Ottawa’s TD Place and Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium this summer, with Canada’s Men’s Rugby Team hosting Scotland and Romania in July before welcoming Japan for their first match of the reimagined Pacific Nations Cup in August. 

Canada will kick-off against the number six ranked Scotland on July 6 to contest for the Douglas Horn Cup, as TD Place plays host to international rugby for the third year in a row. Canada’s Men’s Rugby Team and Scotland last met in 2018 in Edmonton, and have competed for the perpetual Douglas Horn Cup, named after the father of Alan Horn, since 2008. 

The following week, on July 12, Canada will return to TD Place to play Romania. Canada’s Men’s Rugby Team previously played at TD Place in 2022, facing Spain. Last summer, Canada’s Women’s Rugby Team played New Zealand and Australia in Canada’s capital for the Pacific Four Series, drawing in record crowds.  

On August 25, Canada’s Men’s Rugby Team will open the Pacific Nations Cup against Japan at BC Place in Vancouver. This will mark the fifth time that BC Place has hosted an international test match, and the first time Canada’s Men’s Rugby Team has played in Vancouver since 2019. 

“Rugby Canada is excited to be returning to Ottawa and Vancouver this summer with our Canadian Men’s Rugby Team,” said Nathan Bombrys, Rugby Canada CEO. “Over the last two summers, Ottawa has proved to be a world-class host city. We are also coming off yet another fantastic Vancouver Sevens weekend at BC Place. Both Ottawa and Vancouver have been great supporters of rugby in Canada, and we are looking forward to seeing our men’s team play three valuable international test matches in front of home crowds.” 

Canada’s Men’s Rugby Team will play a minimum of five matches between July and September. In addition to the three fixtures hosted in Canada, are the remaining Pacific Nations Cup matches. With Canada, Japan and the United States in Pool B, following the match in Vancouver, Canada will travel to Los Angeles to play the United States on August 31. All teams, including the Pool A nations of Fiji, Tonga and Samoa, then go to Japan for the play-offs. Tokyo will host the semi-finals and fifth place play-off over September 14 and 15, while Osaka will host the final and third place play-off over September 21 to 22. 

World Rugby’s full announcement regarding the 2024 Pacific Nations Cup can be found here.  

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Canada’s Men’s Rugby Team 2024 Summer Fixtures 

July 6 vs Scotland 
TD Place 
Ottawa, Ontario 

July 12 vs Romania 
TD Place 
Ottawa, Ontario 

August 25 vs Japan 
BC Place 
Vancouver, BC