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Live rugby - Canada v Glasgow Warriors

BBC ALBA – Saturday 29th August at 6.55pm

Rugbaidh beò – Canada v Glasgow Warriors

BBC ALBA – Disathairne 29 Lùnastal aig 6.55f


BBC ALBA are to broadcast Glasgow Warriors final pre-season fixture against Canada in Nova Scotia on Saturday 29 August (kick-off 7pm UK time).

The unique friendly match between the sides will be played at the historic Wanderers Grounds, with temporary seating being installed to create a 5,000-seater arena.

Billed as 'The Battle for New Scotland', there are strong links between Nova Scotia and Scotland, with a high number of Scots descendants living in the Atlantic Province.

BBC ALBA will have exclusive broadcast rights within the UK for the match and will also be making the game available on the web at www.bbc.co.uk/alba, with Gaelic commentary for the diaspora living in Canada.

The fixture is the final warm-up match for the PRO12 champions before they open the defence of their title against the Scarlets at Scotstoun on September 5.

Canada, who currently sit 18th in the world rankings, will play France, Ireland, Italy and Romania in Pool D at the forthcoming Rugby World Cup. Three former Glasgow players could feature for Canada, with DTH van der Merwe, Connor Braid and Taylor Paris all in contention, while current Canada scrum-half Gordon McRorie was born in Scotland.

Alan Esslemont, head of content at BBC ALBA, said: “The BBC ALBA audience has been hugely appreciative of our rugby coverage since the channel launched seven years ago, so we were delighted to have the opportunity to screen this special clash as Glasgow Warriors face an international side.

“The match will have special resonance for our audience, with a large Scottish diaspora in the region and a strong Gaelic-speaking community on Cape Breton Island. We hope the viewers will appreciate both the TV and internet coverage as Warriors conclude their final preparations before what we all hope will be another great season for them and Scottish rugby.”

Glasgow Warriors managing director Nathan Bombrys said: "Glasgow Warriors supporters who can't make it over to Canada will now be able to watch all the action live in the UK and Ireland thanks to this agreement with BBC ALBA.

"It's a historic occasion for the club, as we play an international side for the first time, while we prepare to defend our GUINNESS PRO12 title and we'd like to thank BBC ALBA for showing this match live.”

Scottish Rugby Director of Commercial Operations, Communications & Public Affairs Dominic McKay, said: "It's great news for Scottish rugby supporters that they'll be able to watch the Glasgow Warriors match live on BBC ALBA, just a few hours after Scotland play Italy at BT Murrayfield.

"BBC ALBA have been working closely with Scottish Rugby for a number of years as one of our broadcast partners and we really appreciate their support."

BBC ALBA is a partnership service between MG ALBA and BBC Scotland to deliver high quality, distinctive home-produced programming.


Bheir BBC ALBA an geama ro-sheusan mu dheireadh aig Glasgow Warriors an aghaidh Canada ann an Nova Scotia gu luchd-amhairc Disathairne 29 Lùnastal (breab toisich 7f san RA).

Thèid an geama sònraichte càirdeil seo a chluich aig an làrach eachdraidheil Wanderers Grounds, le suidheachain sealach air an cur ris gus àite-suidhe a thoirt do 5,000 luchd-taic.

Air ainmeachadh mar “Am Blàr airson Alba Ùir” tha ceanglaichean làidir eadar Alba Nuadh agus Alba, far a bheil àireamh àrd de shliochd Albannach a’ fuireach sa mhòr-roinn Atlantaigeach seo.

Chithear an geama beò aig www.bbc.co.uk/alba

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