Rugby pubs are good pubs. Here is a curated collection of the best sports bars showing Rugby Union live. There is a great feeling when you walk into a pub and the Wallabies are playing. The sound of the commentary, the smell of freshly poured lager and the sight of a bunch of hopeful fans trying to recapture the joy of the glory years. If you want to join them have a gander at the list below and choose a pub. If none of these are close enough, easy, just download the app here and instantly find pubs showing sport near you.
Rugby Union was originally an amateur sport and that was the original distinction between Rugby and Rugby league which was professional. The Wallabies first played an international fixture in 1899 at the SCG where they beat the travelling British Isles team. Since then the British Lions are a major feature of the Rugby calendar. The other great rivalry is, of course, shared with our closest neighbours New Zealand. Apart from a few famous victories, it is fair to say the Kiwis have had our measure. Will that last forever? Go and find out. Watch the game, in a pub, with your mates. You know you want to. Not all pubs show all the Rugby Union games live so MatchPint is a handy tool to ensure you find the right vibe. If you are more of a ‘leaguey’ then head on over to our list of best pubs to watch Rugby League.