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How to watch Rugby this weekend

Super Rugby is over for another year, but for International Rugby the Rugby Championship between Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa is back and the first four Rounds have provided lots to talk about, with last weekend providing plenty of thrills and excitement which is making this year’s tournament one of the most open in years.

The Rugby Championship

The annual dustup between Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa resumes this weekend. It should be a much more open and competitive tournament this year, especially with the World Cup just over a year away. New Zealand as they have done for the last few years are still the comfortable front runners, but in this year’s edition Australia and South Africa should be snapping hard at their heels, and even Argentina under a new Coaching regime should be more than capable of the odd upset.

The good news is that for Canadian viewers TSN will be covering all the action and unlike Super Rugby over 80% of it will be on their actual TV service as opposed to just the internet based TSN service which you can access without a subscription to TSN Direct as long as you get TSN through your TV service provider (just log in using your sign in details with whichever provider you use).

The good news is TSN now has the games on demand on its website and TSN GO after some initial difficulty. Even better is that unlike last year you can now cast them from your phone/laptop/iPad to your TV. So if you have Chromecast you can do it and the quality of the streaming/casting is excellent!

See the full schedule below:

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

For those of you watching in the US, ESPN+ will have you covered as well:

http://www.espn.com/watch/schedule/?categoryId=66&om-navmethod=topnav&startDate=20180915&type=upcoming

If you missed Round 4’s action here are highlights of the New Zealand/South Africa game and Australia/Argentina:

General Internet Listings for following International Rugby

The best news we’ve had all week is they’re back!!! Who you might ask? Gareth and Steve from the 1014 in New Zealand. The YouTube sensation that took the rugby world by storm last year have returned, after establishing themselves professionally with SkySports New Zealand. Their in depth analysis videos are without doubt the best out there on the International game. So give them a huge thumbs up, subscribe and help them keep their outstanding content coming both on YouTube and their website.

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

http://the1014.com/

One of 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/

Lastly, if you want to pick up on some genuine enthusiasm for our great game, we’re a fan of Gareth Mason on YouTube. A South African passionate about the game, his prodigious output on YouTube is always good fun and raises some good points. So check out the G-Man and give him your support.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2t_kXFUxzS6s1L8vCUF6lw

For a contrasting opinion from New Zealand we also really like Two Cents Rugby on YouTube. An enthusiastic Kiwi fan who knows his players and probably has the most extensive rugby jersey collection on the net.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2qxMYu8Afo2vIs6XBNDx_Q/featured

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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