Rugby Canada

Rugby Canada

July 12, 2011 13:22 ET

DHL-Official Sponsor of the 2011 Rugby World Cup Announced as Presenting Sponsor of Canada vs. USA International Rugby Match on August 6th

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 12, 2011) - Rugby Canada is thrilled to announce the presenting sponsor of the upcoming Battle at BMO Field on August 6th between Canada and the USA. DHL Express Canada will be the Presenting Sponsor for this exciting match during "Rugby Week in Toronto". Globally, DHL is the 'Official Logistics Partner' for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, so the partnership between Rugby Canada and DHL Express Canada will bolster the global partnership of DHL and rugby worldwide.

Commenting on the partnership with DHL Express, Nick Taylor – Director of Commercial Operations for Rugby Canada said, "This event can be a watershed moment for Canadian rugby. We have never before been in a position to deliver a game to our fans and our partners to the level that we will on August 6th. None of this would have been possible without the generous support of our many sponsors. DHL, as an Official Sponsor of the 2011 Rugby World Cup – brings our event to a new level in commercial activity. We are thrilled to partner with this great company and raise the bar on the kind of event we can deliver to Canadian rugby and sports fans."

Greg Hewitt, President of DHL Express Canada said, "As Official Logistics Partner, DHL Global will be responsible for all ticket distribution, team freight transportation, and the delivery of express and postal shipments on behalf of RWCL and the IRB during the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand. As a key market for DHL globally, DHL Express Canada is thrilled to be in the position to participate in the 2011 Rugby World Cup partnership locally, and to deliver rugby to the fans here in Canada. Supporting our national team by becoming the Presenting Sponsor of Canada's key International match against notorious rivals, the United States is very exciting."

The match on August 6th is the first of a home and away series of International Test matches with the final game being played in Colorado on August 13th. Both teams will start their campaign at the 2011 Rugby World Cup just a few shorts weeks after these games, so both teams have a great deal to play for.

There are several events and activities around this match for supporters to be a part of during "Rugby Week in Toronto" and beyond, and Rugby Canada and their sponsors invite all Canadians to support the Canadian Men's team on their road to New Zealand.

For information on the event please visit http://events.rugbycanada.ca/events_details.php?e=52 and to buy your tickets today, please call Ticket Master at 1-855-985-5000.

For more information on Rugby Canada, visit www.rugbycanada.ca.

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