We’ve loved the vibe in London during the Rugby World Cup. As with any sporting event that hits the Capital, everyone seems to become completely immersed in the atmosphere and really celebrates the sport in question.
But the thing that makes rugby different from any other sport is the comradery that it encourages. For the 80 minutes during the game, there is always healthy competition between the two teams and amongst the spectators. There is no denying it is an extremely physical sport which entails a number of hard hits and often results in some bruised bodies. But once the final whistle goes, all walls of competitiveness seem to come down as fans from both teams unite to celebrate the game, often in the pub!
So if you want to get involved in the spirit of rugby, here is a list of some our tops picks of where to catch the action and perhaps enjoy a pint or two:
The Boaters, Kingston
A lovely pub in Kingston upon Thames which is right on the river and is a great spot to watch the game.
The Admiral Nelson
A cool place in Whitton which is great for a drink before heading down to Twickers, or just to watch on the game on TV.
A great little pub in Brentford West London which has lots of large screens and a projector. The landlord is an avid rugby fan and the staff are very friendly.
The Cabbage Patch
The classic Twickenham pub which is always very very busy on game days, especially before and after the match, but you really can’t beat this atmosphere.
A huge pub in Wandsworth, right on the river. Always busy with local punters including the made in Chelsea crew.
For those of you who need a recap on what’s been happening in the rugby world cup, here are some of the results thus far:
|England 35||Fiji 11|
|Tonga 10||Georgia 17|
|Ireland 50||Canada 7|
|South Africa 32||Japan 34|
|France 32||Italy 10|
|Samoa 25||USA 16|
|Wales 54||Uruguay 9|
|New Zealand 26||Argentina 16|
|Scotland 45||Japan 10|
|Australia 28||Fiji 13|
|France 38||Romania 11|
|New Zealand 58||Namibia 14|
|Argentina 54||Georgia 9|
|Italy 23||Canada 18|
|South Africa 46||Samoa 6|
|England 25||Wales 28|
|Australia 65||Uruguay 3|
|Scotland 39||USA 16|
|Ireland 44||Romania 10|
|Tonga 35||Namibia 21|
|2 October||New Zealand||Georgia|
|3 October||South Africa||Scotland|
|7 October||South Africa||USA|
|9 October||New Zealand||Tonga|
|17 October||WINNER POOL B||RUNNER-UP POOL A|
|WINNER POOL C||RUNNER-UP POOL D|
|18 October||WINNER POOL D||RUNNER-UP POOL B|
|24 October||WINNER QF1||WINNER QF2|
|25 October||WINNER QF3||WINNER QF4|
|30 October||LOSER SF1||LOSER SF2|
|31 October||WINNER DF1||WINNER SF2|