Canada has qualified for every Rugby World Cup since the tournament began in 1987. They have only ever reached the knock-out stages once, in 1991, a feat that will be difficult to reproduce in Japan within a pool that includes the All Blacks and South Africa.
However, they always seem to put together good performances and punch well above their weight on rugby’s biggest stage, even though their team is largely made up of players from the semi-professional Canadian Super League.
Their opening game against Italy on September 26 promises to be compelling viewing, and they will be looking to cause the first major upset of the World Cup against the Azzurri – who have won only one game in 2019.
The Rugby World Cup 2019 TV Preview – Will Canada get out of their pool?
Canada had to beat Kenya, Germany and Hong Kong on their way to qualifying for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Their level of opposition is set to jump considerably though, when they face both New Zealand and South Africa in Pool B, two teams with five Webb Ellis trophies between them.
There are definitely two other games in the group where they will be targeting a win. Italy currently has one of their weakest teams coming into a World Cup and are lacking in confidence, something Canada will want to capitalise on. Nambia, another World Cup minnow, will be there for the taking and the Canucks will fancy themselves as favourites in what should be their final match of the tournament.
Coach Kingsley Jones, a former Wales international will just want his team to get the basics right, and not play outside of their means. They will also require big performances from their senior players such as lock Tyler Ardon, who plays for the Chiefs in Super Rugby, and wing Daniel Van Der Merwe, a regular for Glasgow Warriors.
Review of Canada’s Group Matches
Canada vs Italy: World Cup opening games can often be cagey affairs, and Canada will be hoping the Azzurri of Italy have an off day to start the tournament with a win and tier-one scalp.
Canada vs New Zealand: The gulf in class between the All Blacks team and Canada could make for an embarrassing scoreline for the Canucks at the end of 80 mins. New Zealand holds no prisoners in such games and will win comfortably.
Canada vs South Africa: As if facing three-time World Champions wasn’t hard enough, Canada then takes on rugby’s second most successful nation, South Africa. They will be hoping to keep the scoreline respectful, but it will be very difficult.
Canada vs Namibia: This will be Canada’s chance to shine, and a way to end the 2019 World Cup on a positive. The team from Namibia will fancy themselves too, so this promises to be an enthralling encounter.
How to stream every Canada game at The Rugby World Cup 2019™
Kayo Sports will have every match of The Rugby World Cup 2019™ LIVE with no ad-breaks during play. You’ll also get access to a range of great features, including SplitView (which lets you watch up to four different sporting events simultaneously on the same screen, on compatible devices) as well as No Spoilers (hides the scores) and Key Moments (lets you jump to the most important moments of the match – available for selected sports and matches), all of which greatly enhance the viewing experience for those watching on-demand.
Take a moment to review the Kayo 14 days free trial, and then check out The Rugby World Cup 2019™ fixture list below. You can then start streaming team Canada rugby live to a variety of eligible devices, also listed below.
Please note: Kayo requires internet & compatible device. Data charges may apply. Kayo service available in Australia only.
|PC/Mac||Yes||Web browser only (Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge)|
|iOS/Android Phones/Tablets||Yes||Via native apps (iOS 11 and Android 6 minimum)|
|Google Chromecast||Yes||Chromecast Ultra or 3rd Generation required for 1080p HD, otherwise 720p|
|Telstra TV||Yes||Split View not available; TTV1 limited to 720p|
|Android TV||Yes||Via app for version 7.0 and up|
|Samsung Smart TVs||Yes||2017 and later models|
|PS4 and Xbox One||Soon||App in development|
|Apple TV||Yes||4th Generation or higher|
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What time do Canada Play? Live TV Fixtures
TV fixtures are shown as Sydney time, so you may need to adjust the hour depending on where you live. The Rugby World Cup 2019™ on-demand match replays will be made available following the conclusion of each game – so you will need to consult your Kayo listings Guide during the tournament for exact times.
Canada Group Games Live TV (Sydney time)
|Thu 26 Sept||Canada vs Italy||5:45pm||Kayo / Fox Sports|
|Wed 2 Oct||Canada vs New Zealand||8:15pm||Kayo / Fox Sports|
|Tue 8 Oct||Canada vs South Africa||8:15pm||Kayo / Fox Sports|
|Sun 13 Oct||Canada vs Namibia||1:15pm||Kayo / Fox Sports|
|Sat 19 Oct||England v Australia||6:15pm||Kayo / Fox Sports / Channel 10|
|Sat 19 Oct||New Zealand v Ireland||9:15pm||Kayo / Fox Sports|
|Sun 20 Oct||France v Wales||6:15pm||Kayo / Fox Sports / Channel 10|
|Sun 20 Oct||Japan v South Africa||9:15pm||Kayo / Fox Sports|
|Sat 26 Oct||Semi Final 1||6:00pm||Kayo / Fox Sports|
|Sun 27 Oct||Semi Final 2||7:00pm||Kayo / Fox Sports|
|Fri 1 Nov||Bronze Final||7:00pm||Kayo / Fox Sports|
|Sat 2 Nov||Final||7:00pm||Kayo / Fox Sports / TenPlay|