Rugby Canada

The Events

Canadian U18 and University Sevens Rugby Championships

Early March 2016 marked a special occasion for Rugby Canada. The organization had to find a way to bring top provincial rugby teams from all over the country to Burnaby, BC for the first ever National U18 Rugby Sevens Tournament and National University Sevens Tournament.

With 20,000 incoming rugby supporters, the Canadian Rugby 7s hosted teams from every province as they faced off in an attempt to secure the championship title at the end of the tournaments.

The Challenge

Moving Players to the Field

For Rugby Canada, this meant figuring out how to get their players to the field and in front of all these fans. In the past, coordinating transportation was an arduous task. They’ve had to call different bus companies, bounce around quotes, and sort through all this information by themselves.

Rugby Canada saw this as a new opportunity and added Bus.com to their team roster.

The Solution

Hassle-Free Bus Rental with Bus.com

Once all their logistical information, such as schedule details and pick-up locations, was sent our way, the rest was up to us. We reached out to our large network of bus suppliers and found one that’s best suited for Rugby Canada based on their budget and trip needs.

By working in tandem, we drafted a tailored travel plan that was flexible enough to accommodate players’ schedules. That included organizing a shuttle system to take players from airports to hotels and from hotels to the stadium.

men and women rugby teams in action on the field

How Was Organizing Buses Made Easier for Rugby Canada?

Less research time

Rugby Canada let us handle all the work that’s involved in finding, negotiating, verifying, and dealing with bus providers on their behalf – saving them some precious time.


One single area to keep track of all their trip details

No more need to fuss around with flying sheets and confusing spreadsheets – Rugby Canada now has their own dedicated dashboard to keep track all of their trip information.


Transportation all over North America

With our large partner network that extends across North America, Rugby Canada will be able to set up more bus trips for their upcoming tournaments all the way to the other end of the continent.

Overall, I was extremely pleased with how smoothly things went throughout the tournament. The shuttles from the hotels and Fields went well and so did the airport pick-ups. I think transportation was a success.

Paul-Henri van Thiel

 Coordinator of Events and Competitions at Rugby Canada

The Results

Goodbye Logistical Woes

With Bus.com, Rugby Canada bid farewell to their organizational woes. No more shopping around for quotes and sifting through all that information on their own – which means extra time saved for other tasks.

rugby players competing at University Sevens Rugby Championships

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