International Rugby is coming to Halifax, Nova Scotia! Don’t miss any of the action as your Canadian Men’s Team look to battle it out against rivals the United States at the new Wanderers Grounds on Saturday, June 23rd!


Kick off: 4:00pm AT (gates open at 3:00pm AT)

Venue: Wanderers Grounds, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Tickets On Sale: Friday April 20th, 2018 at 10:00 am AT

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Halifax, Nova Scotia (April 11, 2018) – Sports & Entertainment Atlantic (S|E|A), in partnership with Rugby Canada, Rugby Nova Scotia, the Province of Nova Scotia and the City of Halifax, today announced that the revamped Wanderers Grounds in downtown Halifax will host the Rugby Canada Senior Men’s team in an international test match against USA Rugby on Saturday, June 23 at 4pm.

This will be the first event to take place at the refurbished Wanderers Grounds with seating available for 6,000 fans. Adult tickets will range from as low as $18 to $34 for premium sideline and youth tickets (U13) will be $18. Tickets will go on sale April 20, 2018 at 10am ADT online at and at

In association with this event, Rugby Nova Scotia and S|E|A will also host a Festival of Rugby from June 22-24 that will include:

  • Senior Men’s Super League Fixture: Nova Scotia Keltics vs Newfoundland Rock
  • Senior Women’s Test Match: Nova Scotia Keltics vs Boston Rugby Club
  • U23 Atlantic Tournament: Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, PEI
  • U18 Maritime Tournament: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI
  • U16 Maritimes Tournament: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI
  • Rugby FanFest, Argyle Entertainment District

S|E|A also announced today that the third test match in the Canada vs England Women’s U20 test series announced earlier this week will also take place at the Wanderers Grounds on Saturday, August 18th.


Derek Martin, President of Sports & Entertainment Atlantic:

“We are thrilled to welcome Rugby Canada and Rugby USA as the first guests in the new and improved Wanderers Grounds Stadium. We know from experience that maritime Rugby fans are passionate supporters of their national team and we can’t wait to show off our city, our venue and our fans to the world.”

Geno Carew, President of Rugby Nova Scotia

“Rugby Nova Scotia is delighted to play a role in bringing this event to Halifax. The International Series will give our younger athletes a live look at rugby at the international level and be inspired to dream to represent their country one day. Events like these not only help us promote our sport but also generate much needed funds for our provincial programs”

Dustin Hopkins, Interim GM of Operations and Performance for Rugby Canada

“We’re delighted to be making history by playing the first-ever international test match in Halifax this June. Our Men’s Team is undertaking a coast-to-coast tour this June in preparation for the must-win repechage tournament in November and a fixture against our North American rivals, USA, will be crucial as we continue to our high performance plan. As we saw in 2015 for our game against the Glasgow Warriors in the lead up to the Rugby World Cup, fan support in Nova Scotia is superb and we’re expecting a packed house at Wanderers Ground on June 23rd.”


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Sports & Entertainment Atlantic imagines and produces memorable experiences that connect and inspire our community through sport. S|E|A has produced a number of large-scale, public event experiences such as FIVB World Beach Volleyball Championship, FIBA World Cup Qualifier and the U SPORTS University Cup Men’s Hockey Championship and Final 8. S|E|A also assists clients with event creation and management, sponsorship sales, consulting and activation services.


Rugby Canada is the national governing body of the sport of rugby union in Canada. Rugby Union has a long history in Canada dating back to its initial appearances in the 1860s. Since 1974, Rugby Canada has been a permanent fixture on the global rugby scene, including trips to each of the eight Rugby World Cup tournaments and seven Women’s Rugby World Cup tournaments. 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 game.

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

For more information contact:

Derek Martin

President & Founder

Sports & Entertainment Atlantic


Bryan Kelly

Manager, Media Relations & Communications

Rugby Canada


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