Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Men to Play June Rugby Tests against Georgia, Romania in Alberta

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Men to Play June Rugby Tests against Georgia, Romania in Alberta

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Canada men to play June rugby Tests in Alberta

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EDMONTON - Canada will play Georgia and Romania in rugby Test matches this summer in Alberta.

The Canadian men, ranked 18th in the world, will face No. 12 Georgia on June 10 at the Calgary Rugby Park and No. 16 Romania on June 17 at the Ellerslie Rugby Park in Edmonton.

The games will serve as a warmup for Canada's World Cup qualifying series against the 17th-ranked Americans.

"We'll be facing two physically imposing teams that will provide us with some quality opposition," Canadian coach Mark Anscombe said Wednesday in a statement. "Both games will be great challenges for us before the two-game qualifying series."

Dates for the World Cup qualifiers have yet to be announced. The loser will get another chance to qualify in the region. …

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