TV/Internet Game Listings in Canada

How to watch Rugby this weekend

European Champions Cup

The action continues this weekend with Round 4 of the tournament. There’s plenty of top notch action on offer, but if you don’t have a team you support and only get to watch one game this weekend, then our pick of the matches is the fixture between Ireland’s Leinster and English Premiership table toppers Exeter in Dublin this Saturday. Leinster surprised many by comprehensively beating the English side on their own ground at Sandy Park last Saturday. The return fixture in Dublin this weekend will mean there is plenty to prove for both sides especially as the three Irish sides are building some solid momentum in the tournament while the English Premiership teams appear to be struggling to get a foothold in the competition.

Leinster vs Exeter Chiefs – Saturday, December 16th – 1000 AM (Eastern) – Sportsnet World

The good news for Canadian rugby fans is that Sportsworld has all the games covered – see their broadcast schedules for the weekend below.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/schedule/

 

General Internet Listings for following International Rugby

Our new favorite on the Internet is The 1014 on YouTube and also available as an app on your phone. Run by two guys in New Zealand, an Irishman and a Kiwi, their weekly video analysis is absolutely outstanding and full of insight. Here’s the link and we strongly recommend you give up 40 minutes of your time every week for these guys if you’re as mad about rugby as we are:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvv-9nUY-6zssj0uw4PrFKg

http://the1014.com/

The most comprehensive site for International Rugby news is without doubt Planet Rugby see link below:

http://www.planetrugby.com/

For following the games if you can’t watch them either on the Internet or Television then they always have a very useful live tracking feature for all the big games, both for the Six Nations and Super Rugby as well as the World Cup.  This allows you to get minute by minute updates on the games as they progress on either your computer or smart phone.  If you’re on the road, this is a fabulous tool and best of all it’s free, along with their excellent coverage of the world game, and discussion forums (but be prepared to be shot down in flames by some of the more diehard fans if they feel your opinions aren’t well founded).  If you’re a rugby fanatic then it’s pretty easy to lose time on this website and well worth a weekly or daily visit.

Another source of excellent international rugby coverage especially for video is Ultimate Rugby.  Its video coverage features highlights, interviews and other interesting tidbits of rugby trivia.  Nicely produced and well worth spending some time at.  It also has a live match tracker like Planet rugby and one which you can actually post comments on as the action unfolds which is a nice feature.

http://www.ultimaterugby.com/

Also for those of you interested in a Canadian rugby digest, the rugby blog in BC’s Province newspaper is a good source for news on all things Canadian rugby wise along with Patrick Johnston’s Try and Tackle podcasts.

http://blogs.theprovince.com/category/sports/rugby-sports/

Enjoy!

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