Best Sports Bars and Pubs showing Live Rugby Union

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. 

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Rugby Union

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. 

Rugby Union

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Crafty Squire

Crafty Squire

The crafty is an out and out sports bar that is also a microbrewery. If that isnt a match made in heaven I genuinely don't know what is. A great choice for the rugby and had really great atmosphere for the world cup. All the usual suspects on the menu with fresh James Squires ales to wash it all down.
Bourke Street Imperial

Bourke Street Imperial

You will see this pub on a few of our best pub pages because, quite simply, it is one of the best sport's bars in Melbourne. They show pretty much everything. Big Wallabies games can be viewed on a rooftop mega screen.
Beer DeLuxe Fed Square

Beer DeLuxe Fed Square

Very central. They show everything here. Travelling Rugby fans can be found here enjoying big matches. As the name would suggest a massive selection of beers to keep you satisfied.