Canada v. Russia
June 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Please note, parking at TERP on June 16th will be $10 per vehicle. This includes vehicles that arrive early for regularly scheduled club matches on the back fields.
The club house and change rooms will not be available to club teams playing on the back fields on this day.
Teams with matches scheduled on the back fields will still be expected to purchase tickets to the Canada match to gain admission to the front pitch, stands, and clubhouse, unless they have signed up as volunteers with their respective clubs.
The test match, which is presented by DHL and supported by Ottawa Tourism, is the second-of-three in Canada’s June international series. Canada opens with a highly anticipated fixture against Scotland on June 9 at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton while the series wraps up June 23 against USA at Wanderers Ground in Halifax.
In four previous contests, Canada has never lost to Russia. The two sides first met in Burnaby in 2009 with Canada winning 22-3 before picking up a 34-18 win in Esher, England, as part of the 2011 Churchill Cup. In 2012 Canada won 35-3 in Wales as part of their November tour where Okotoks, AB., native Jeff Hassler had a pair of tries. Most recently, Canada ran in six tries on route to a 46-12 victory in 2016 at the Calgary Rugby Park.
Canada’s Men’s Team, 21st, currently trails Russia, 19th, by two positions in official World Rugby rankings.
Located within Ottawa’s southern city limit in the village of Richmond, Twin Elm Rugby Park is the home of the Eastern Ontario Rugby Union. With five fields, more than 10 change rooms, a bar and boasts a capacity of 5000 (including standing room), Rugby Canada is expecting an impressive sold-out atmosphere of red and white supporters on June 16 to cheer on Canada.
Tickets officially go on sale May 10 at 10am ET through www.rugby.ca!