I might as well post this, for play starts on 9 September and runs through much of October in New Zealand.
This means some of us will get a fix between CFL and NFL games during the week, but really this is so much at once with now a slow August just starting.
Grant it, the game is often not as exciting as football if a game with constant penalties. However, if the game is moving more often, it does get exciting.http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/standings/index.html [url=http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/fixtures/poolstage.html]http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/fixtu ... stage.html[/url]
The laws of the game will probably change more than normal after this event in order to promote more play and less stoppages as have plagued the game considerably since the last World Cup.
Note there are 4 pools of 5 teams each with the top two advancing to the quarterfinals.
Canada is in Pool A with top sides New Zealand and France but also Tonga. If Canada is going anywhere further, Canada will have to win at least 2 matches of the first 3 and then get some help because match 4 is against home team New Zealand.
Team USA is in Pool C with top sides Ireland and Australia but also Italy, so that's also a rough go.
I'm envious of your viewing options in Canada on TSN: http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/news/ ... 44460.html
Down here in the US, it looks like we get on the Team USA matches free and otherwise it's the typical program of screw you pay up on PPV.
Of course some of us know what to do to catch the action otherwise online for free.