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Saracens vs Leinster

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Match preview: Saracens v Leinster

Saracens have switched this Pool 2 fixture to the revamped Wembley Stadium and are expecting a bumper crowd in London.

Saracens have become a dominate force in English game over the last two seasons but were well beaten by Clermont Auvergne last weekend will be desperate for victory at the home of football.Leinster impressed last week beating French high flyers Racing-Metro 38-22 in Dublin.

The Irish side collected the a try-scoring bonus point as they signalled their Heineken Cup intentions.

Joe Scmidt’s men haven’t had the best of starts domestically, but their performance against Heineken debutants Racing-Metro has sent a warning shot across Pool 2.

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How to Watch Six Nations 2019 Online From Anywhere – England vs Ireland Live Stream

How to Watch Six Nations 2019 Online From Anywhere – England vs Ireland Live Stream

It is time for the Six Nations Championship, and rugby fans all around the globe are looking forward to feasting their eyes on one of Rugby’s most exciting competitions.

Sadly, many rugby fans living around the world cannot easily watch the Six Nations Championship. Rugby is not particularly popular in many countries, which means that TV stations don’t purchase the rights to the tournament. The good news is that with a Virtual Private Network for Sports (VPN for Sports), anybody can stream Six Nations online from anywhere! A VPN lets you do this by allowing you to pretend to be in a different country.

How to Live Stream Six Nations Rugby on iPlayer or ITV Hub with a VPN

Unblocking the Six Nations is extremely easy. Just follow these simple steps to pretend to be in the UK:

  1. Choose a VPN service. To stream Six Nations rugby, we recommend ExpressVPN, because it has fast servers in the UK that will let you watch the Rugby in HD.
  2. If you prefer having a few more options check out our 5 Best VPNs for Sports list.
  3. Click through to your chosen VPN’s website and subscribe.
  4. Install the VPN software on your PC, laptop, Mac, Android or iOS device. ExpressVPN allows you to install the VPN software on three devices to watch Six nations on any of them.
  5. Connect to a server in the UK.
  6. Head over to either the BBC or ITV online player and watch the rugby live for free!

Round 5 Super Saturday Six Nations

It is time for the final weekend of the Six Nations Cup! Although Ireland already won overall with a match to spare, Super Saturday is going to be a tense thriller. That is because the England team has the chance to stop Ireland winning every match to get the grand slam.

Of course, considering the form they are in, it seems likely that Ireland will manage to win their final match. Especially considering that the UK already lost to France and Scotland. However, England does have the home advantage: so you never know!

You can use a VPN to watch the action for free on ITV Hub at 14:45 GMT.

How to watch the Six Nations in USA

Watching the Six Nations in the USA is as simple as watching it anywhere else! By simply following the steps in the guide above and connecting to a UK server, you are able to hide your true location and pretend to be in the UK. This means that you will have a valid UK IP in order to access both ITV Hub and BBC iPlayer – both of which show Rugby Six Nations matches – from across the pond!

If you’re looking to watch the 6 Nations from Australia take a look at our 5 top VPNs for Australia article.

Where Can I Watch 6 Nations Rugby Online?

The good news for Rugby fans is that you will be able to watch all of the Rugby for free: no matter where you are. This is because all the matches are available on Freeview terrestrial British TV channels.

All 15 of the matches are being shown on either the UK’s BBC or ITV channels. This means that you will be able to watch all of the Rugby on BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub online. Easy peasy!

However, as you probably know, both those British online streaming players are geo-restricted for UK residents only. This means you will need a VPN to tune in and watch the Six Nations live.

getrugbystream.com does not condone copyright infringement. While we are aware that VPNs can be used to spoof your location to another country, and thus overcome geo-restrictions, their primary purpose is to provide you with online security and privacy. First and foremost, this is why we recommend using a VPN.

Other Places to Watch The Six Nations

Just in case you prefer to watch a Six Nations Rugby with a different nation’s commentary here are some other TV stations that will be showing Six Nations live. You can use a VPN to watch any of these options. Simply connect to a VPN server in the country of your choice.

  • S4C (Wales)
  • FR2 (France)
  • TV3 (Ireland)
  • DMAX (Italy)
  • NBC (USA)
  • BBC (UK)
  • ITV (UK)

If you want to watch the rugby on NBC from outside of the US, we strongly recommend watching it on the online streaming service Sling TV. Sling TV can be purchased on a month by month basis without a contract. It also provides a 7-day free trial: so you can watch the first weekend of rugby for free.

Sling TV is only available in the US, you will need to connect to a VPN server inside the US to watch this pay-per-view option. Overall, we recommend the UK options as they are free.

getrugbystream.com does not condone copyright infringement. While we are aware that VPNs can be used to spoof your location to another country, and thus overcome geo-restrictions, their primary purpose is to provide you with online security and privacy. First and foremost, this is why we recommend using a VPN.

Who Competes in the Six Nations Championship?

The Five Nations Championship was actually the successor to the Home Nations Championship, which ran from 1883 to 1939. At that time the name was changed to the Five Nations because of the introduction of France into the competition. Since then, Italy has also been added to the competition (in the year 2000) bringing the teams in the competition to a total of six:

England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales.

For Sponsorship reasons, the tournament is actually currently called the NatWest 6 Nations.

When is the NatWest 6 Nations?

The 2019 Six Nations Championship takes place from Saturday, February 1st until Saturday, March 17th. Fans of Rugby Union are treated to 5 action-packed weekends of international Rugby!

The final Saturday of the competition is known as ‘Super Saturday’: so known because all three of the final matches happen on the same day!

Six Nations Rugby Fixtures

All times are shown in GMT. Please adjust accordingly to watch the matches overseas.


  • France vs Wales: Friday 1st February 2019 Stade de France, Paris Kick off: 8:00pm, BBC
  • Scotland vs Italy: Saturday 2nd February 2019 BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh Kick off: 2:15pm, BBC
  • Ireland vs England: Saturday 2nd February 2019 Aviva Stadium, Dublin Kick off: 4:45pm, ITV.


  • Scotland vs Ireland: Saturday 9th February 2019 BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh Kick off: 2:15pm , ITV
  • Italy vs Wales: Saturday 9th February 2019 Stadio Olimpico, Rome Kick off: 4:45pm, ITV
  • England vs France: Sunday 10th February 2019 Twickenham Stadium, London Kick off: 3:00pm, BBC


  • France Scotland: Saturday 23rd February 2019 Stade de France, Paris Kick off: 2:15pm, ITV
  • Wales vs England: Saturday 23rd February 2019 Principality Stadium, Cardiff Kick off: 4:45pm, BBC
  • Italy vs Ireland: Sunday 24th February 2019 Stadio Olimpico, Rome Kick off: 3:00pm, BBC


  • Scotland vs Wales: Saturday 9th March 2019 BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh Kick off: 2:15pm, ITV
  • England vs Italy: Saturday 9th March 2019 Twickenham Stadium, London Kick off: 4:45pm, BBC
  • Ireland vs France: Sunday 10th March 2019 Aviva Stadium, Dublin Kick off: 3:00pm, BBC

ROUND FIVE (Super Saturday)

  • Italy vs France: Saturday 16th March 2019 Stadio Olimpico, Rome Kick off: 12:30pm, ITV
  • Wales vs Ireland: Saturday 16th March 2019 Principality Stadium, Cardiff Kick off: 2:45pm, ITV
  • England vs Scotland: Saturday 16th March 2019 Twickenham Stadium, London Kick off: 5:00pm, BBC
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NBC to Air Ireland vs England Rugby 6 Nations Live StreamMatch March 17

NBC to Air Ireland vs England Rugby 6 Nations Live StreamMatch March 17
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The final round of the Six Nations Rugby Championship goes down March 17, and NBC will air England versus Ireland on tape delay at noon ET that day. A win for Ireland would see the squad win every match it played in this year’s competition, which Ireland has attained just twice in the history of the championship, which goes back over a century.

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NBC Sports’s presentation of Ireland versus England will also be shown on WPIX New York at noon ET, due to preemptions by WNBC’s coverage of the St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York.

Live coverage starts at 8:30 a.m. ET March 17 on NBCSN, as Italy plays Scotland, then CNBC has Wales versus France at 1 p.m. ET.

Streaming service NBC Sports Gold will provide live coverage of Ireland versus England on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. ET, as well as the other Six Nations matches. NBC sells the service, which includes other elite-level rugby action, for $59.99.


NBC Sports’ Leigh Diffey will anchor studio coverage alongside analysts Alex Corbisiero, who played for England, and former USA Rugby captain Dan Lyle.

The annual Six Nations Championship consists of 15 matches played in a round-robin format between England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.

Ireland has clinched the 2018 Six Nations title by virtue of its 4-0 record, with wins over France, Wales, Italy and Scotland.

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Wales vs Scotland: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for Six Nations

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Wales vs Scotland: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for Six Nations

WALES and Scotland will open the 2018 Six Nations at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium in a game that is expected to be played on a knife-edge.

Scotland have been backed by many to be the dark horses of the Six Nations, outsiders for the title at 11/1 despite a nine-try win over Australia and very nearly turning over New Zealand in the autumn.

Wales meanwhile are missing at least 10 players through injury and former Lions coach Warren Gatland will have to work all his magic to extract maximum performance out of the line-up.

The Scots ended a decade-long losing streak against the Welsh at Murrayfield last year, winning 29-13, but you have to go back to 2002 to find their last victory in Cardiff.

Wales vs Scotland kick-off time

The 2018 tournament will get underway on Saturday February 3 when Wales kick off against Scotland in Cardiff at 2.15pm.

Wales vs Scotland TV channel

The Six Nations coverage for 2018 has been split between ITV and the BBC once again.

ITV will show all of England’s home games as well as four others while the BBC will retain all of the other eight matches including England’s trips to Edinburgh and Paris.

BBC One has the first match of the tournament, with coverage of Wales vs Scotland presented by John Inverdale starting at 1.45pm.

Wales vs Scotland live stream

Since both ITV and BBC are terrestrial and free-to-air, every game of the Six Nations will be shown live online for free.

Viewers simply need to hold a valid TV licence and may be required to sign in on the BBC website to watch Wales vs Scotland.

Wales team vs Scotland

Starting XV: Leigh Halfpenny; Josh Adams, Scott Williams, Hadleigh Parkes, Steff Evans; Rhys Patchell, Gareth Davies; Rob Evans, Ken Owens, Samson Lee, Cory Hill, Alun Wyn Jones, Aaron Shingler, Josh Navidi, Ross Moriarty.

Replacements: Elliot Dee, Wyn Jones, Tomas Francis, Bradley Davies, Justin Tipuric, Aled Davies, Gareth Anscombe, Owen Watkin.

Scotland team vs Wales

Starting XV: Stuart Hogg; Tommy Seymour, Chris Harris, Huw Jones, Byron McGuigan; Finn Russell, Ali Price; Gordon Reid, Stuart McInally, Jon Welsh, Ben Toolis, Jonny Gray, John Barclay, Hamish Watson, Cornell du Preez.

Replacements: Scott Lawson, Jamie Bhatti, Murray McCallum, Grant Gilchrist, Ryan Wilson, Greig Laidlaw, Pete Horne, Sean Maitland.

Wales vs Scotland next games

Saturday February 10, England vs Wales (4.45pm; ITV)

Sunday February 11, Scotland vs France (3pm; BBC)


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Te’o back for England in Six Nations rugby

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Te’o back for England in Six Nations rugby

Ahead of their opening Six Nations rugby match against Italy in Rome, centre Ben Te’o will play his first England Test for almost a year.

Centre Ben Te’o will play his first England Test for almost a year after overcoming injury to be included in the team to face Italy in Rome in their opening Six Nations rugby match.

After featuring for the British and Irish Lions last year in New Zealand, the hard-running Te’o played only a handful of games for his club Worcester before suffering a bad ankle injury in October that required the insertion of a plate.

After extensive rehabilitation, the former NRL player has done enough in the England camp to impress coach Eddie Jones, and will partner Owen Farrell on Sunday, winning his ninth England cap but making only his second start.

In the absence of injured duo Billy Vunipola and Nathan Hughes, Sam Simmonds wins a fourth cap at No.8, with Chris Robshaw and Courtney Lawes either side of him in the back row.

Mike Brown retains the fullback jersey, with Anthony Watson and Jonny May on the wings.

Uncapped prop Alec Hepburn has been named among the replacements, as is winger Jack Nowell, who has recovered quicker than expected from an ankle injury, and usual first-choice centre Jonathan Joseph.

England have won all 23 meetings with Italy, averaging 40 points a game, although they had a scare at Twickenham last year when they struggled to deal with the Italians’ surprise “no ruck” tactics before coming from behind at halftime to emerge 36-15 winners.

England, who have lost only one of 23 games under Eddie Jones, are seeking to become the first team to win the Five/Six Nations championship three years in a row.


15 Mike Brown; 14 Anthony Watson; 13 Ben Te’o; 12 Owen Farrell; 11 Jonny May; 10 George Ford; 9 Ben Youngs; 1 Mako Vunipola; 2 Dylan Hartley (capt); 3 Dan Cole; 4 Joe Launchbury; 5 Maro Itoje; 6 Courtney Lawes; 7 Chris Robshaw; 8 Sam Simmonds.

Res: 16 Jamie George; 17 Alec Hepburn; 18 Harry Williams; 19 George Kruis; 20 Sam Underhill; 21 Danny Care; 22 Jonathan Joseph; 23 Jack Nowell.


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Sam Simmonds to make Six Nations debut for England vs Italy

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Sam Simmonds to make Six Nations debut for England vs Italy

Exeter Chiefs No 8 Sam Simmonds will make his Six Nations debut for England against Italy in Rome on Sunday, having been named to start by Eddie Jones.

Simmonds made his England debut against Argentina in November and with Billy Vunipola (arm), Nathan Hughes (knee) and Zach Mercer (illness) all ruled out through injury – plus James Haskell’s suspension – the 23-year-old has been named to start at No 8 at the Stadio Olimpico.

Elsewhere, Bath centre Jonathan Joseph must make do with a place on the bench as Worcester Warriors centre Ben Te’o starts at outside centre, alongside playmaker Owen Farrell in midfield.


Simmonds’ Exeter Chief team-mate Jack Nowell has been named on the replacements bench having made a ‘miracle recovery’ from an ankle injury.

Nowell had initially been expected to be out for three to four weeks but will provide cover to a back-three of Mike Brown, Anthony Watson and Jonny May.

Another Chiefs player in loosehead Alec Hepburn is in line to make his England debut, having been named among the replacements.

Having been dropped in the autumn, Saracens forward George Kruis returns to the squad as second row cover on the bench, with Courtney Lawes starting on the blindside and Joe Launchbury and Maro Itoje the starting locks.

Leicester Tigers duo Dan Cole and Ben Youngs have been named to start, holding off the challenges of Harry Williams and Danny Care, both of whom are on the bench.

England team to play Italy: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Ben Te’o, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Jonny May, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs; 1 Mako Vunipola, 2 Dylan Hartley, 3 Dan Cole, 4 Joe Launchbury, 5 Maro Itoje, 6 Courtney Lawes, 7 Chris Robshaw, 8 Sam Simmonds.

Replacements: 16 Jamie George, 17 Alec Hepburn, 18 Harry Williams, 19 George Kruis, 20 Sam Underhill, 21 Danny Care, 22 Jonathan Joseph, 23 Jack Nowell.


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Six Nations TV Coverage 2018: BBC and ITV Matches

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Six Nations TV Coverage 2018: BBC and ITV Matches

The Six Nations is nearly upon us, so take a look at what games are being televised where, to make sure you don’t miss any of the action


Six Nations TV Coverage 2018: BBC and ITV Matches

The pinnacle of Test rugby, the Six Nations, in the northern hemisphere has rolled around again so to make sure you miss none of the action, Rugby World has compiled an information page with the games and where they will be televised.

Men’s Six Nations

In the Men’s Six Nations Championship the games are shared between BBC and ITV this year. But importantly, it all revolves around who is playing at home.

So, if England, Italy, and Ireland are playing at home, then the game will be televised on ITV.

However, if France, Scotland, and Wales are, then the BBC is televising the match.

Six Nations TV Coverage 2018: BBC and ITV Matches

Round 1

Saturday 3rd February Wales v Scotland, 2.15pm – BBC
Saturday 3rd February France v Ireland, 4.45pm – BBC
Sunday 4th February Italy v England, 3.00pm – ITV

Round 2
Saturday 10th February, Ireland v Italy, 2.15pm – ITV
Saturday 10th February, England v Wales, 4.45pm – ITV
Sunday 11th February, Scotland v France, 3.00pm – BBC

Round 3
Friday 23nd February, France v Italy, 8.00pm – BBC
Saturday 23rd February, Ireland v Wales, 2.15pm – ITV
Sunday 24th February, Scotland v England, 4.45pm – BBC

Round 4
Saturday 10th March, Ireland v Scotland, Saturday 2.15pm – ITV
Saturday 10th March, France v England, Saturday 4.45pm – BBC
Sunday 11th March, Wales v Italy, Sunday 3.00pm – BBC

Round 5
Saturday 17th March, Italy v Scotland, Saturday 12.30pm – ITV
Saturday 17th March, England v Ireland, Saturday 2.45pm – ITV
Saturday 17th March, Wales v France, Saturday 5.00pm – BBC

Women’s Six Nations 

Additionally, every single England game in the women’s tournament is being televised on Sky Sports.

Round 1

02/02/2018 – Wales vs Scotland – BBC Wales – 18.00

03/02/2018 – France vs Ireland – 20.00

04/02/2018 – Italy vs England – Sky Sports – 17.30

Round 2

10/02/2018 – England vs Wales – Sky Sports – 12.15

10/02/2018 – Scotland vs France – 19.05

11/02/2018 – Ireland vs Italy – 13.00

Round 3

23/02/2018 – Scotland vs England – Sky Sports – 19.05

24/02/2018 – France vs Italy – 20.00

25/02/2018 – Ireland vs Wales – 15.00

Round 4

10/03/2018 – France vs England – Sky Sports – 20.00

11/03/2018 – Wales vs Italy – BBC Wales (tbc) – 11.45

11/03/2018 – Ireland vs Scotland – 13.00

Round 5

16/03/2018 – England vs Ireland – Sky Sports – 17.30

16/03/2018 – Wales vs France – 18.00 (tbc)

18/03/2018 – Italy vs Scotland – 15.00

U20 Six Nations 

As you would expect the Under-20 competition has limited television coverage, but there are still a few games for you to sit back and enjoy.

Round 1

02/02/2018 – Italy vs England – 18.00

02/02/2018 – France vs Ireland – 20.00

02/02/2018 – Wales vs Scotland – BBC Wales – 20.15

Round 2

09/02/2018 – Ireland vs Italy – 19.15

09/02/2018 – England vs Wales – Sky Sports – 19.45

09/02/2018 – Scotland vs France – 19.45

Round 3

23/02/2018 – France vs Italy – 17.45

23/02/2018 – Ireland vs Wales – 19.15

23/02/2018 – Scotland vs England – 19.30

Round 4

09/03/2018 – Ireland vs Scotland – 19.15

09/03/2018 – Wales vs Italy – BBC Wales – 19.15

09/03/2018 – France vs England – 20.00

Round 5

16/03/2018 – Italy vs Scotland – 14.00

16/03/2018 – England vs Ireland – Sky Sports – 20.00

16/03/2018 – Wales vs France – 20.15

Happy watching! Come back to the Rugby World website and social media channels for all the latest news, opinion and gossip on the Six Nations
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Six Nations 2018: Start time, fixtures, results, rule changes, and full TV schedule

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Six Nations 2018: Start time, fixtures, results, rule changes, and full TV schedule
Rugby Union - 2015 RBS Six Nations Media Launch - The Hurlingham Club, Ranelagh Gardens, London - 28/1/15 (L-R) France's Captain Thierry Dusautoir, Italy's Captain Sergio Parisse, England's Captain Chris Robshaw, Ireland's Captain Paul O'Connell, Wales' Captain Sam Warburton and Scotland's Captain Greig Laidlaw pose with the RBS Six Nations trophy during the launch Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Paul Childs Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

Everything you need to know as England, Ireland, France, Italy, Scotland and Wales prepare for action

ENGLAND will be looking to become the first nation to win three successive Six Nations titles.

The 2016 and 2017 champions will be looking to defend their title when the action kicks off in February.

What is the Six Nations?

This is an annual international rugby union competition that consists of just six sides.

England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales will all play each other once.

If a team wins all of its games, then they are said to have won a ‘Grand Slam’.


When does it start and what TV channel can I watch them on?

The Six Nations action will get underway on Saturday, February 3.

Wales will take on Scotland to kick-off proceedings in Cardiff.

And all of the matches will be available for you to watch live on either the BBC or ITV.

Are there any rule changes for the 2018 Six Nations?

The 2017 Six Nations introduced the bonus-point system and it WILL be used again this year.

This means that it is four points for a win and a team will secure an extra point if they score four tries or more.

If a team loses by less than seven points then they will secure a losing bonus-point.

A draw is worth two points and a Grand Slam is worth three points.


What is the fixture list for the 2018 Six Nations?


Wales vs Scotland: February 3, 2.15pm, Cardiff, BBC

France vs Ireland: February 3, 4.45pm, Paris, BBC

Italy vs England: February 4, 3pm, Rome, ITV.


Ireland vs Italy: February 10, 2.15pm, Dublin, ITV

England vs Wales: February 10, 4:45pm, London, ITV

Scotland vs France: February 11, 3pm, Edinburgh, BBC


Frances vs Italy: February 23, 8pm, Marseille, ITV

Ireland vs Wales: February 24, 2.15pm, Dublin, BBC

Scotland vs England: February 24, 4.45pm, Edinburgh, BBC


Ireland vs Scotland: March 10, 2.15pm, Dublin, ITV

France vs England: March 10, 4:45pm, Paris, BBC

Wales vs Italy: March 11, 3pm, Cardiff, BBC


Italy vs Scotland: March 17, 12:30pm, Rome, ITV

England vs Ireland: March 17, 2:45pm, London, ITV

Wales vs France: March 17, 5pm, Cardiff, BBC



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Oxford vs Cambridge Live Stream The Varsity Match Online FREE

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Oxford vs Cambridge Live Stream The Varsity Match Online FREE

Battle оf thе Blues: Oxford vѕ Cambridge Watch Thе Varsity Match

Thе Varsity Match іѕ аn annual rugby union fixture played bеtwееn thе universities оf Oxford аnd Cambridge іn England. Thе event began іn 1872, wіth interruptions оnlу fоr thе twо World Wars. Sіnсе 1921, thе game hаѕ bееn played аt Twickenham Stadium, London. It іѕ nоrmаllу played іn early December.

Fоllоwіng thе 135th match іn 2016, Oxford University RFC hаvе 59 wins, аnd Cambridge University R.U.F.C. maintain thе lead wіth 62; 14 games hаvе ended іn draws. Varsity matches bеtwееn Oxford аnd Cambridge аrе аlѕо arranged іn vаrіоuѕ оthеr sports. Fоr example, thе fіrѕt recorded water polo match іn history wаѕ played bеtwееn Oxford аnd Cambridge іn 1891.

Thе women’s rugby Varsity Match wаѕ fіrѕt played іn 1988 аnd hаѕ tаkеn place аt Twickenham оn thе ѕаmе day аѕ thе men’s game ѕіnсе 2015. Thе 2016 score wаѕ 3-0 tо Oxford.

Thursday 7 December 2017

OURFC MEN : Oxford: Oxford University Rugby Football Club :

Oxford University Rugby Football Club (OURFC) wаѕ founded іn 1869, ѕоmе fifteen months bеfоrе thе foundation оf thе Rugby Football Union. OURFC consists оf fоur men’s teams; Men’s Blues, Greyhounds (Men’s 2nd XV), Whippets (Men’s 3rd XV) аnd Men’s U20s.

Thе OURFC squad train аt play аt thеіr home ground іn Oxford, Iffley Road, whеrе thеу hаvе bееn based ѕіnсе thе 1890s.

OURFC hаvе worn Dark Blue ѕіnсе thеіr inception, winning thе fіrѕt еvеr Varsity Match іn 1872.

Durіng thіѕ time, mоrе thаn 300 Oxford players hаvе gained representative international honours; including Phil de Glanville, Joe Roff, Tyrone Howe, Anton Oliver, Simon Halliday, David Kirk аnd Rob Egerton.

Team Squad:

Hooker : Edward Hart
Centre : Henry Hughes,Alex Hogg,James Beaufils,
Full Bасk : Conor Kearns ,Matt Geiger ,
Scrum-half : Tom Kershaw,Henry de Berker,
Prop: James Scaife,Joseph Morris,Hugo Lu,Kieran Ball
Fly-half : Basil Strang ,
Wing : Tom Stileman,Ed David,
Sесоnd Row : Fergus Taylor (c),Nicholas Roberts-Huntley,Jonathan Marsden,Graeme MacGilchrist,Andrew Grant,
Bасk Row : Wіll Wilson,Will Thornton,George Blomfield,

CURUFC MEN : Cambridge: Cambridge University Rugby Union Football Club

Cambridge University Rugby Union Football Club (CURUFC) wаѕ founded іn 1872, thе year thе fіrѕt Varsity Match wаѕ played аgаіnѕt Oxford. CURUFC іѕ mаdе uр оf thrее men’s teams; Men’s Blues, LX Club аnd Undеr 20s.

Thе CURUFC squad аrе based аt Grange Road, Cambridge, whісh hаѕ bееn thеіr home ѕіnсе 1896.

CURUFC originally played іn Pink bеfоrе moving tо thеіr traditional Light Blue аnd white frоm 1876.

Sіnсе inception оvеr 325 players hаvе gained international honours; including Mike Gibson, Gerald Davies, Alastair Hignell, Rob Andrew, Gavin Hastings, Dan Vickerman аnd Jamie Roberts. CURUFC hаѕ аlѕо produced mоrе players whо hаvе represented thе British аnd Irish Lions thаn аnу оthеr club, including ѕеvеn Lions captains.

Team Squad :

Prop : Henry Somers,William Briggs,Jonathan Dixon,Demitri Moros
Wing :Charlie Amesbury,Simon Davies,Lare Erogbogbo
Bасk row :Richard Bartholomew,Lola Erogbogbo, Andrew Hunter,Henry King,Ollie Phillips,
Scrum Hаlf : Chris Bell,Sebastian Tullie
Sесоnd Row : Tim Bond
Hooker : Andrew Burnett,Simon Hugkulstone
Flanker : Daniel Dass (c),Brian du Toit,Tom Stanley
Fly Hаlf : Fraser Gillies
Centre : George Griffiths,Michael Phillips,Rory Triniman,

Thе Women’s Match kicks оff аt 11:30 аnd thе Men’s Match kicks оff аt 15:00.
Twickenham Stadium, London,
Stadium Rules fоr Children:
Babes іn arms nееd tо bе іn а front carrier – buggies,
Thе Varsity Match 2017
Twickenham Stadium, London,
Thu 7 Dec 2017, 11:30

Men Thе Varsity Match 2016 results:
Men’s varsity match
Oxford (3) 18
Tries: Hughes, David Pens: Strang 2 Cons: Strang
Cambridge (7) 23
Tries: Phillips, Triniman Pens: Gillies 3 Cons: Gillies 2

Men’s varsity Match Squad 2016 :

Cambridge men: Amesbury; Davies, Triniman, Phillips, King; Gillies, Tullie; Briggs, Burnett, Dixon, Hunter, Bond, Stanley, Du Toit, Dass (c).

Replacements: Hugkulstone, Somers, Moros, Erogbogbo, Bartholomew, Bell, Erogbogbo, Griffiths.

Oxford men: Geiger; David, Hughes, Hogg, Stileman; Strang, De Berker; Ball, Hart, Morris, Taylor (c), Grant, Roberts-Huntley, Blomfield, Wilson.

Replacements: Thornton, Scaife, Lu, Marsden, MacGilchrist, Beaufils, Kershaw, Kearns

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Live: Australia vs England, Rugby League World Cup final in Brisbane

Live: Australia vs England, Rugby League World Cup final in Brisbane

AUSTRALIA will be hoping its Rugby League World Cup comes full circle when it plays England in the final at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.

The Kangaroos defeated the Poms 18-4 in the tournament opener and coasted through its next four matches to reach the decider, conceding just 16 points along the way. There are rumours tonight could see the final appearance of Billy Slater and perhaps even Cameron Smith in the green and gold, and a win would provide them with the perfect send-off if they decide to hang up the boots.

England scraped through its semi-final against Tonga to book its place against the home side tonight. Wayne Bennett’s men won 20-18 after Andrew Fifita’s try in the dying seconds was disallowed because of a knock-on and they will be hoping fortune favours them again against the Kangaroos.

Kick-off is scheduled for 8pm AEDT.



Earlier former Australian forward Gorden Tallis said he didn’t think the home side’s pack could match it with England’s big men if Sam Burgess and James Graham fired, but ex-NSW prop Mark Geyer disagreed.

“No, I don’t think they (England) have (the edge in the forwards),” Geyer told Channel Seven.

“Australia’s strength has been their forwards, in particular (David) Klemmer and (Aaron) Woods and then on comes (Reagan) Campbell-Gillard and (Jordan) McLean, with (Cameron) Smith guiding the ship.

“Their forward back has been immense. Sam Burgess tonight as captain will lead from the front and will be inspiring tonight.”

The stage is set for stand-in England skipper Sam Burgess to dominate an inferior Kangaroos pack and inspire a boilover in the Rugby League World Cup final in Brisbane, Gorden Tallis says.

Former Kangaroos enforcer Tallis has rated Burgess as the greatest British forward to play in the NRL and believes the South Sydney talisman can prove the difference against overwhelming favourite Australia at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.

England appeared to cop a huge blow before its first Cup final appearance in 22 years when captain Sean O’Loughlin ruled himself out with a quad injury on match eve.

But Tallis believes Burgess can still provide enough firepower to blow away what he considered a lesser Kangaroos pack.

“He is one of the best forwards I have ever seen,” Tallis told a Rugby League World Cup final function in Brisbane.

“He is the best English forward that has come out here to play, I think he is absolutely outstanding.”

Tallis believes Burgess could pack a one-two punch with England forward James Graham that could give the Australian forwards nightmares.

“If he and James Graham can play the way they do in the NRL, if they can play with that intimidation and ferocity I don’t think the Australian forward pack are as good as those guys,” Tallis said.

“Australia have a great back-row but if those two guys can light it up and play to the best of their ability I think they will give the Australian pack a real nightmare.”

Back-rower Burgess will replace O’Loughlin at lock, with Ben Currie starting on the edge and utility Jonny Lomax added to the bench.

O’Loughlin is the second key forward coach Wayne Bennett has lost in a week, following star hooker Josh Hodgson’s torn ACL in the semi-final win over Tonga.

England has not won a series involving Australia since 1972. And it last beat Australia at a World Cup in 1995.

But Burgess was daring to dream, even contemplating who would lift the trophy for England if Australia — undefeated at a World Cup since 2008 — was somehow denied.

“I don’t think it gets much better than the World Cup final and it will be a special moment, although it’s kind of bittersweet if I’m honest,” said Burgess who led England in last year’s Four Nations tournament.

“Sean has been captain the whole tournament and he’ll lift the trophy if we get to that situation.”

Laine Clark, AAP

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