Friday, May 25, 2007

Chrurchill Cup: Canada vs. Maori viewing options

NOTE: Canada plays the New Zealand Maori TO-DAY (Friday May 25th).

Rugby Canada press release:


May 28, 2007 (sic)

Toronto, ON

While Canada's games at the Barclays Churchill Cup are not available on broadcast television in Canada fans will be able to see all games involving their red-jerseyed heroes by going to their local pub that features Setanta TV programming or if you have a subscription to Setanta Broadband, you can watch it online. (No pay-per-view offered)

Kick-off between the Maori and Canada is 3:00 pm EST, (Noon Pacific).

Setanta, the Irish based broadcaster, sealed the North American rights to the four year old Barclays Churchill Cup this week, and Rugby Canada wants to get the word out to fans that they can find the watering hole nearest them that features Setanta broadcasts, by clicking on this handy link to the Setanta Pub Finder. This game is available on Setanta's regular channel, and not the pay per view, so entry charges may not apply, but this cannot be guaranteed at this point.

The second option is to watch the game on Setanta Broadband (subscription required) where you can watch the game through your PC or laptop. You can click here - to fill out the required information.


Again - no TV coverage, but you can view online, or you can go to "select" taverns to watch.

And again, neither option exactly ideal for watching the game with your kids. In fact, if the second option isn't nigh-near impossible (and really, they should be at school!), it is nevertheless degrading and assbackwards.

Still, as Donald Rumsfeld once famously said, "As you know, you have to go to war with the Army you have, not the Army you want."

That worked out real well, too.

Of course, Rumsfeld also said, "You can have all the armor in the world on a tank, and it can [still] be blown up."


More game info and announced Canada vs. Maori starting line-ups below.



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