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How to watch Rugby this weekend

Super Rugby is back after the thrills and spills of the June Test window, but for International Rugby you’ll have to wait till August and the beginning of the Rugby Championship.

Super Rugby

The annual competition between the best club teams in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, with the recent addition since the last World Cup of a team each from Argentina and Japan gets to the business end of the tournament this weekend with the quarter-finals. The good news for Canadian fans is that it is fully covered on TSN GO. Our pick of the weekend’s action if you don’t have a team you follow is the matchup between Argentina’s Jaguares and South Africa’s Lions. The Jaguares, despite the inept performance of the national team the Pumas this past month, were the hot ticket as the competition took its June break. The action starts this Friday and continues into Saturday.

See schedule below on TSN GO. Matches start on Friday and run through to Sunday.

https://www.tsn.ca/super-rugby-on-tsn-and-tsn-go-1.433673

If you are watching in the US the tournament is covered on ESPN+ see link below:

http://www.espn.com/watch/schedule?channel=espnplus&startDate=20180721&type=upcoming

General Internet Listings for following International Rugby

Our new favorite on the Internet is The 1014 and also available as an app on your phone. Run by two guys in New Zealand, an Irishman and a Kiwi, their weekly analysis is absolutely outstanding and full of insight. Here’s the link:

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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