"Canada's 41-18 win - a convincing victory by anyone's standards - in Edmonton means they're on their way to New Zealand and they'll be playing the All Blacks at the Stadium in Wellington's final RWC pool match."
The US beat Canada 12-6 in the first of the two-game, total-point qualifier earlier this week at Charleston, South Carolina. Canada won 47-30 on aggregate.
Apart from Canada and the All Blacks, Wellington will host pool matches featuring the Springboks, France, Wales, Fiji, Australia and Tonga.
"Canada is an up-and-coming rugby nation and the team and their supporters will be assured of a warm welcome and an experience they will never forget in the Capital of the most rugby-mad country in the world," says Mayor Prendergast.
Wellington will host seven matches – including two quarter-finals.
Mayor Prendergast says the tournament will kick off strongly in the Capital with the Springboks versus Wales, while the weekend before the quarter-finals will also be a blockbuster – with France-Tonga on the Saturday and the All Blacks versus Canada on the Sunday.
"This double-header will kick off a festival week in the Capital leading up to the quarters. We'll be pulling out all the stops to make sure the fans have a memorable stay in the Capital."