As fans eagerly wait for the 6-week battle to begin, Japan is all set to host the Rugby World Cup, 2019, across 12 cities. Teams from 20 nations, spread across 4 pools are all set to combat for the Webb Ellis Cup, starting from 20 th September to 2 nd November. With every game, the battle intensifies and you definitely don’t want to miss out on all the action.
Watching a Rugby World Cup is always exciting and more so when you watch it live, from the stadium. Now, you may not be able to do that since Japan is hosting the Rugby World Cup 2019. However, if you are lucky enough to pull out some time and fly to Japan to watch your favourite game, then we have it all covered up for you. Conversely, if you can’t make it to Japan, then we also have some of the best alternatives to help you make up for the loss.
Where to Buy Tickets for the Rugby World Cup 2019?
If you are keen on flying to Japan and catching up on at least a game or two, then you may still be able to get your hands on the tickets. You can look through the Rugby World Cup’s official website, by exploring your options. As you look for the tickets, you can also explore the Hospitality packages, which come with a starting price tag of 102,727 Japanese Yen, which is around £ 775. A point to note is that you may not be able to buy tickets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 01:30 and 05:30 JST, as the website is then scheduled for maintenance.
For more details about the Supporters Tour, which is likely to draw 400,000 Rugby fans from across the globe, we strongly recommend that you get in touch only with the official travel agents. If you are wondering where to find them, then here’s a list of the official travel agents and sub-gents. This should do away with any last-minute confusions that may crop up and hold you back from enjoying your favourite game.
Watch Rugby World Cup 2019 from London
If you can’t make it to Japan, then you can still enjoy a good game of rugby on the big screen with your friends and colleagues. You don’t have to bother about staying up late, and reaching late to work as most of the games are during the day (morning or midday). So the best way to catch up on a good game is on a big screen TV, with some friends and colleagues. Doing that over some traditional English food, and of course, something to keep you hydrated is definitely the way to go. To help you do that, we explored some of the best sports pubs in London and have listed down the ones that serve the best food and drink.
The Wandle of Earlsfield
If you wish to watch an exciting game of Rugby with equally exciting drinks, delicious food and your pet, then this one is for you. The Wandle is all set to be your host during the Rugby World Cup, 2019 and is one of the most animal-friendly restaurants. The Pub has six screens and an outdoor Beer garden, all of which makes watching the Rugby World Cup, even more exciting.
If stone-baked pizzas and a large collection of ales and lagers sound interesting to you, then you’ve definitely been to Hanbury Arms. This is the perfect place to spend some family time, while also watching a good game of Rugby World Cup and cheering for your favourite team. During the six weeks of the Rugby World Cup, 2019, all the three screens of Hanbury Arms remain dedicated to the game. So if you work near Linton Street and wish to sneak out to watch a game of Rugby, you simply cannot miss out on Hanbury Arms.
Belushi’s and The Dugout
The Dugout is by far one of the best Sports Bars to watch the Rugby World Cup, over some hot wings, homemade burgers and ribs. You definitely cannot overlook their large collection of draught beers and some amazing cocktails. It is also a great place to play some beer pong with your friends and is quite affordable. So, if you want to spend some quality time with your friends and colleagues at a Sports bar that serves some excellent English delicacies, then this one’s for you. You can find the Dugout at London Bridge, Hammersmith, Greenwich, Camden and Shepherd’s Bush. So no matter which part of London you are in, you can still watch a good game of Rugby at the Dugout. Euston Flyer This award-winning pub is known for its large collection of cask ales and also serves some great traditional English homemade food. Whether it’s Cricket, Football or Rugby, this pub is all set to entertain its guests. The best part is that this pub can hold between 500 to 600 guests. So, if all other pubs are overcrowded during the Rugby season, you can still watch your favourite game on the big screen at Euston Flyer.
While you are all set to watch the 6-week battle between the 20 nations and are eager to find out who steals the trophy from New Zealand, the previous Rugby World Cup champions here’s what you need to do. To ensure that you don’t miss out on your favourite game, we recommend that you book your tickets or reserve your tables, well in advance. If you plan to fly to Japan to watch the game and wish to make your bookings, then you can greatly minimize your costs by getting real-time exchange rates through Small World. Also, the low transaction fee charged by Small World will only help reduce your overall costs.