There may be no live matches this weekend but you can still get your rugby fix

Rugby to watch this weekend

The coronavirus pandemic means there is no live rugby to watch right now, but here are a few of the highlights you can catch on TV and online this weekend (all timings are UK & Ireland)…

Rugby World Cup classics

World Rugby has been streaming World Cup matches on its Facebook page and YouTube channel each weekend.

On Friday night at 7pm it is showing the 2015 pool match between England and Wales at Twickenham, with David Flatman and Tom Shanklin reliving the drama.

At the same time on Saturday, it’s Italy v Tonga from RWC 1999.

Test times

At 5pm on Saturday, Sky Sports Arena is showing a ‘watchalong’ of the 2009 second Test between South Africa and the British & Irish Lions with two of the tourists – Jamie Roberts and Paul O’Connell.

Re-watch the first 2001 Test between Australia and the Lions at 10.30am on Saturday via the Wallabies’ YouTube channel…

The All Blacks are showing a replay of their 2015 match against Samoa on their YouTube channel at 8.30am on Saturday.

European replay

This weekend’s Champions Cup Rewind brings you a replay of the Munster v Wasps semi-final from 2004 at Lansdowne Road. Catch the action from 5.45pm on Saturday on or via their Facebook and Twitter channels.

BT Sport 3 is showing two matches from the 2016-17 European Champions Cup season – Leicester v Glasgow at 4pm followed by Saracens v Toulon at 5.30pm.


You can also catch up on the latest events in the game in the Rugby Today show, which airs at 2.30pm on BT Sport 2.

Insight to the stars

Dan Carter’s new ‘chat show’ series Kickin’ It has already seen the New Zealand great catch up with Bryan Habana, Richie McCaw, Siya Kolisi and Jerome Kaino on his social media channels. His latest guest is Saracens, England and Lions lock Maro Itoje – watch the interview here…

Welsh wonders

S4C, the Welsh language channel, is also delving into its archives to show some memorable moments in Wales’ rugby history and at 9pm on Friday you can watch the Wales v England match from the 2013 Six Nations.

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