Rugby Canada will host the U20s Canada Conference 2022, an international Men’s U20s tournament organized in partnership with World Rugby, in August at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.
Before the World Rugby U20 Trophy returns in 2023, Canada has been selected to stage a replacement tournament from August 13-23 which will provide key high-performance competition for its Men’s U20 program, as well as those of participating unions Uruguay, Zimbabwe and Chile.
Supported by World Rugby, the U20s Canada Conference confirms the international federation’s commitment to support the rugby pathway for the next generation of rugby talent, who will eventually improve the competitiveness of their senior teams.
“We would like to thank World Rugby for giving us the opportunity to host this event. This tournament will provide much-needed game time for our U20s program in a competitive environment. We would also like to thank our venue, the University of Guelph, for their partnership. We look forward to staging a successful event.” Dustin Hopkins, Managing Director of Rugby Operations, Rugby Canada
“U20 tournaments have proven to be a successful pathway for young talents in our unions to flourish, gain international experience and prepare for test rugby. Before the global World Rugby U20 Trophy return next year, we are delighted to support our unions and Rugby Canada in delivering the U20s Canada Conference, a fantastic opportunity for promising rugby players to compete at the highest level.” World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont
Taking place in a round-robin format, the event’s first stage of matches will take place on Saturday, August 13, followed by subsequent rounds on Thursday, August 18 and Tuesday, August 23. The full schedule is below:
Match Day 1 – August 13, 2022
- Kickoff 4:00 p.m. ET: Chile vs. Uruguay
- Kick off 6:30 p.m. ET: Canada vs. Zimbabwe
Match Day 2 – August 18, 2022
- Kickoff 4:00 p.m. ET: Uruguay vs. Zimbabwe
- Kickoff 6:30 p.m. ET: Canada vs. Chile
Match Day 3 – August 23, 2022
- Kickoff 4:00 p.m. ET: Chile vs. Zimbabwe
- Kickoff 6:30 p.m. ET: Canada vs. Uruguay
This is a non-ticketed event and fans who wish to attend the matches are encouraged to do so. Broadcast and partnership details will be confirmed in due course.