Rugby is a brutal, non-stop, and aerobic 80-minute spectacular where grown men hurl themselves with terrible ferocity into each other. In America, watching rugby isn’t as popular as watching football live or soccer. Thankfully, for those who want to watch games and even re-live some of the action there is plenty of rugby online. After all, the sport is pure gladiatorial theatre, a throw back to the olden days of sport, where men stood toe-to-toe and tested their skill and strength against each other.
Every year 15 of each nation’s, strongest, fastest, fittest most skillful men take the field and fight for pride and country when they hit the field to play rugby. There is even a Rugby World Cup every four years. In fact, a form of rugby will be making its debut in the 2016 Olympics. To get a better idea of the sport, take a look at the YouTube video below and check out some of rugby’s greatest hits:
WATCH SIX NATIONS TOURNAMENT AND RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP LIVE ONLINE
Save And Watch Videos Of Great Rugby Moments
Download your favorite rugby videos online and save them in your personal video cloud. Then you can watch the video on your phone, tablet, and even TV.
Currently, at the moment the “Six Nations Tournament” is being played in Europe. This is an annual international series in the Northern Hemisphere where England, Scotland, France, Ireland, Wales, and Italy compete for the right to be called the Six Nations Champions. For those who want to catch up on Six Nations news and watch some behind the scenes videos and interview with teams, visit BBC America before the England vs. France match scheduled for Saturday, February 23, 2013.
In North America, you can watch Six Nations rugby online by tuning in to Premium Sports TV they have every game live and you can purchase the whole tournament (15 games) as a package for only $99.99. For those who already have a cable or satellite TV subscription you can watch the rugby games online at Universal Sports.
Rugby is typically a winter sport, so they play it at different times of the year in both the Northern and Southern hemisphere. In the south, “The Rugby Championship” is the six nations equivalent, a quadrangular tournament between rugby powerhouses New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and Argentina. This year the Rugby Championship will be played from August 16th, 2013 to October 4th, 2013. You can watch the tournament live online by subscribing to Premium Sports TV closer to the date.
WATCH RUGBY SEVENS LIVE ONLINE
Let’s be honest, for some rugby can be pretty complicated and difficult to follow. Not to worry, there is a simpler form of the game, ready, and waiting for you to watch. Rugby Sevens is a seven-a-side fast paced version of the game that is becoming increasingly popular around the world and will be debuting at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. It is a spectacular form of rugby to watch. Check out the highlights from the Las Vegas Sevens, a stopover in the World Rugby Sevens series that is played in exotic worldwide locations every year.
If you want to watch the next leg of the World Rugby Seven’s live online then you need to subscribe Universal Sports website and subscribe. The next tournament in the international series is in Hong Kong on March 24th, 2013.
SEE IT AGAIN: MEMORABLE MOMENTS IN RUGBY ONLINE
The Rugby World Cup, which like the Soccer World Cup is played every four years, is rated the fourth biggest sporting event in the world, surpassed only by the FIFA soccer world cup, the Olympic games, and the Tour de France. An estimated cumulative audience of over 4.5 billion fans watched the 2011 rugby world cup from their living room. There are more than just tough hits in Rugby; there is also quite a bit of style. The New Zealand All Blacks, a team famous for the “Maori Haka,” a tribal dance they perform before every game, won the 2011 tournament:
Are you ready to watch rugby live? Who is tougher, an international rugby player or a pro in the NFL?
Geoff is a globe-trotting New Zealand filmmaker and transmedia specialist working on multiple feature films while contributing to the RealPlayer blog. His groundbreaking work with interactive video content is fueled by his passion for creating technological connections between audiences and content providers. Geoff is the founder of the daily creative blog Seven Sentences, and also loves rugby, good food and three-legged dogs.