Full house expected for Maori All Blacks in Vancouver

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Rugby Canada is proud to announce that its upcoming Senior Men’s Fifteens match against the Maori All Blacks, presented by AIG, which went on sale Friday morning at 10:00 AM, has already sold more than 19,000 tickets in three short days, marking the fastest on-sale for a game in Canadian rugby history.

The game, which will kick off at 7pm on Friday, November 3rd at BC Place stadium was announced on Thursday of last week, and has seen an unprecedented amount of support across the country. Through its strong ties with the New Zealand Rugby Union, Rugby Canada has created a rare opportunity for both its players and fans to experience one of the most storied teams in the world. Rugby fans are excited to see Canada field its top professionals for the match in order to have the strongest team possible. 

Allen Vansen, CEO of Rugby Canada says: “Thanks to the passionate and incredibly supportive Rugby community, our upcoming match against the Maori All Blacks at BC Place is one of the most highly anticipated sporting events of the year, and it’s a testament to both the momentum that the sport of rugby has in this country, and the Maori All Blacks brand. We want to thank Canadians from coast to coast for their support, as well as our key partners, the New Zealand Rugby Union, AIG, Sport Hosting Vancouver, DHL Express Canada, the provincial and municipal governments as well as the Musqueam First Nation.”

For the match, BC Place will be configured with seats available in the lower bowl only, with a maximum of 29,420 seats available.

Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster, starting at only $20, with some sections of premium seating no longer available for purchase. Kick-off for the event is 7:00 PM on November 3rd, and doors open at BC Place Stadium at 6:00pm.

To purchase tickets, visit and for more information on suites to the match, visit 

About Rugby Canada Rugby
Canada is the national governing body of the sport of rugby union in Canada. Rugby Football has a long history in Canada dating back to its initial appearance in the 1860s. Since 1974, Rugby Canada has been a permanent fixture on the global rugby scene, including trips to each of the eight Men's Rugby World Cups and seven Women’s Rugby World Cups. As a regular on the Men’s and Women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, Canada continues to climb the world rankings and challenge the dominant rugby nations in both versions of the mgame. Canada’s Women’s Rugby Sevens Team also made history in 2016, capturing the first-ever Bronze Medal at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. 

To support the growth of rugby at the grass-roots level and to ensure there are elite programs for prospering young rugby players to become involved with, Rugby Canada has put an emphasis on developing its junior programs. Our goal is to develop and train competitive teams for the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland, the 2018 Sevens World Cup in San Francisco, the 2019 Men’s Rugby World Cup in Japan and 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.