To help sports fans starved of action, World Rugby will be live streaming classic men’s and women’s Rugby World Cup matches for free on their Facebook page.
How to watch classic Rugby World Cup matches for free
The streaming will begin on 21 March 2020 with the epic Rugby World Cup 1991 quarter-final between France and England. The stream will be live and in full via the official Rugby World Cup Facebook page at 14:30 GMT.
World Rugby is asking fans and players for their favourite matches, with the most popular choices being added to the streaming schedule.
To add to the experience, World Rugby will also have expert commentary, live blogging and thoughts from those who were there to create what it calls a “truly immersive and engaging experience for fans around the world”.
World Rugby’s free live stream schedule so far includes:
- Rugby World Cup 2011 France v Tonga – 27 March 2020
- Rugby World Cup 2007 Wales v Fiji – 28 March 2020
- Rugby World Cup 2019 Uruguay v Fiji – 29 March 2020
World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said: “At this challenging time for fans around the world, and with many people social distancing, we are determined to ensure that there is plenty of excellent rugby to watch, engage with and enjoy online.
“By streaming these classic matches, we wish strengthen the spirit of community within the rugby family, generating excitement, interest and debate.
“It will be fascinating to see fans discuss their memories on social media and observe how the game has changed since the first men’s and women’s Rugby World Cups – and we want to hear how collectively we can enhance the game for all moving forward.
“Fans should make a date with our Facebook page at 14:30 today to watch our first classic – the titanic tussle between France and England in the Rugby World Cup 1991 quarter-final in Paris.”