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    Where in the World to Watch Rugby

    got this idea from another website and thought it would be good for this forum too, it needs input from all members to be worthwhile. Perhaps it can be made a sticky. There's always loads of threads started to ask where the best places to watch rugby are. The idea is to have one place where people can find out where to watch rugby in whatever place they happen to be or visting.

    I lifted some information so I'll start it off, grateful if people could add if they can

    @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Country@@@@/SPAN>: Thailand
    @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">City@@@@/SPAN>: Bangkok
    @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Place to watch rugby@@@@/SPAN>: The Londoner
    @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Location@@@@/SPAN>: Soi 33, Sukhimvit
    @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Website@@@@/SPAN>:

    @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Country@@@@/SPAN>: Australia
    @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">City@@@@/SPAN>: Adelaide, South Australia
    @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Place to watch rugby@@@@/SPAN>:

    1. Coopers Ale House (Foxtel*) (Day & Evening)
    @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Location@@@@/SPAN>: 316 Pulteney
    Street Adelaide 5000
    @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Website@@@@/SPAN>:

    Rosemont Hotel & Pokies (Foxtel* & Setanta) (24 Hours)
    @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Location@@@@/SPAN>: 160
    Hindley St
    @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Website@@@@/SPAN>:

    (* - many pubs do have
    Foxtel but best to check in advance to avoid league bogans, also may have to
    dodge chavballers in Rosemont but they’ll find a TV for you somewhere, other
    early morning option is Sky City Casino)

    Country: Denmark
    City: Copenhagen


    Cross Pub
    Løngangstræde 37, ST.
    1468 København K
    Phone: (+45) 33 11 09
    (Very aussie centric, I'm afraid. Also a wendyball (The Arse) pub, so
    phone ahead and check)

    The Happy Pig
    Lille Kannikestræde 3, 2.
    København K
    Phone: (+45) 33 32 96 90
    (Tri Nations will usually be
    available here - NZ Vikings hang out, see below)

    Amagertorv 5, ST Bar
    1160 København K
    Phone: (+45) 33 32 22
    (Oirish pub - big as and the smallish top floor is usually the stomping
    ground of the NZ Vikings for rugby games (website details below)

    Globe Irish Pub
    Nørregade 45
    1165 København K
    Phone: (+45) 33 32 08
    (Haven't been there for a while, but reckon they still have the important
    games on. Novel way of serving beer as well)

    There are a couple others
    but these are the main locations.


    French stuff on
    TV5 Monde - unless you've inexplicably got TV5 Monde - France, Belgium,

    Assorted highlights and the odd game in Viasat 1 and

    The easy way:

    An organisation of NZ expats
    and their families and friends. They do an annual hangi, ball and other stuff.
    They also arrange rugby watching arenas when the ABs are playing and are in
    general just a great bunch of people.

    Country Ireland
    Location Cork
    Where The Rob Roy, Cook
    Street - refs pub, nice collection of jerseys. The Rochestown Inn, Cissy Youngs (Cork City), John O Sullivans (Douglas), The Outpost (Bishopstown)

    Frank the Tank is not coming back. OK? That part of me is over, water under the bridge.

    @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">DUBLIN


    Approach from Dublin City centre

    only way to do this and it's to take the Baggott street route to
    Lansdowne. The following pubs will guide you to the stadium.

    @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">
    O'Donohues @@@@/SPAN>

    College Green

    Dublin 2

    up the road from College Green on the right hand side, a smashing pub
    and a favourite for visiting International rugby fans. Great beer
    garden, great service, great pint of Guinness. This one pub that you
    should consider visiting after the game too as the atmosphere is always

    @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Doheny and Nesbitt @@@@/SPAN>

    5 Baggot Street Lower

    Dublin 2

    Ph: 01-6762945

    the road and to the left is Dohenys, another establishment. It looks
    like a small pub but it opens out at the back into a lively open area,
    and there's always a good crowd there. Real pub for real people,
    friendly staff. Has a wheelchair accessible toilet as well. There
    arealso a couple of fast food places next door if you fancy a cheeky
    burger. Has good TV's as well to watch the rugby.

    @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">McQuires@@@@/SPAN>

    up the road from Dohenys this is a great place, doesn't look much from
    the outside but inside there is plenty of room, good service and
    probably the best beer garden in the area with TVs in it to watch the

    @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Larry Murphys @@@@/SPAN>

    43 Baggot Street Lower

    Dublin 2

    Ph: 01-6761712

    minutes up from Dohenys on the corner of Baggot Street and Fitzwilliam
    Street with outside seating which on a sunny day is great for sipping a
    few pints and watching the world go by. Not much room in the place so
    if the weather's bad move on up the road to...

    @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Searsons @@@@/SPAN>

    42 Upper Baggot Street

    Dublin 4

    Ph: 01-6600330

    rugby friendly with TV's and big screens this is a good spot, but can
    be very very packed at times. They ramp up the price of drink sometimes
    on rugby days so keep an eye out, it's a good location to get to the
    game from, but the crowd can be quite muppetry at times.

    @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">The Waterloo @@@@/SPAN>

    36 Upper Baggot Street

    Dublin 2


    next door to Searsons, The Waterloo is big, friendly and not a bad spot
    for a couple of beers. A cross between a staff canteen and a newly
    built church, pints are pricey but they will be in most places on this
    day. They usually do food but right across the road there are cafes and
    also a Burger King just down the road.

    @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">The Wellington @@@@/SPAN>

    1A Upper Baggot Street

    Dublin 4

    Ph: 01-6607344

    you can't get into Searsons or The Waterloo go here, it's cosy, a lot
    quieter and you'll be able to hear yourself speak. Not a bad pint too.
    Just on the corner of Baggot Street Bridge .

    If you follow the pub route above you're only 5 mins from lansdowne Road.

    route is to turn left at Baggot street bridge and head down to a
    selection of pubs, these pubs tend to be frequently mostly by people
    with North Terrace tickets as it's faster to get there from here.

    @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Paddy Flahertys (the 51@@@@/SPAN>)

    51 Haddington Road

    Frank the Tank is not coming back. OK? That part of me is over, water under the bridge.



      If your in any of these countries and have access to the Internet you can watch live rugby on a Pay Per View Basis.
      <LI>Antigua and Barbuda
      <LI>Bosnia and Herzegovina
      <LI>British Indian Ocean Territory
      <LI>British Virgin Islands
      <LI>Burkina Faso
      <LI>Burma (Myanmar)
      <LI>Cape Verde
      <LI>Cayman Islands
      <LI>Central African Republic
      <LI>Costa Rica
      <LI>Cote d'Ivoire
      <LI>Czech Republic
      <LI>Dominican Republic
      <LI>El Salvador
      <LI>Equatorial Guinea
      <LI>French Guiana
      <LI>Hong Kong
      <LI>Netherlands Antilles
      <LI>North Korea
      <LI>Papua New Guinea
      <LI>Puerto Rico
      <LI>Sao Tome &amp; Principe
      <LI>Saudi Arabia
      <LI>Serbia and Montenegro
      <LI>Sierra Leone
      <LI>South Africa
      <LI>South Korea
      <LI>Sri Lanka
      <LI>Timor Leste
      <LI>Trinidad and Tobago
      <LI>United Arab Emirates
      <LI>United States
      <LI>Virgin Islands (US)
      <LI>Western Sahara
      <LI>Zimbabwe </LI>



        @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Paris@@@@/SPAN>

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        @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Coolin Irish Pub @@@@/SPAN>(best place in Paris - will always have the rugby on in preference to premiership - may have problems if it clashes with GAA)

        Adresse: 15 Rue Clément / marché St Germain 75006 PARIS

        Téléphone: +33 1 44 07 00 92

        Accées : Métro Mabillon (90 m) ; ligne : 10

        Avoid Kitty O'Sheas - a hole

        @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Lyon

        St James

        @@@@/SPAN>19, Rue Saint Jean

        69005 Lyon

        Tel : 04 78 37 36 70

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        @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Montpellier

        @@@@/SPAN>Fitzpatrick's Irish Pub

        Free House, Est. 1995.

        5 Place Saint Côme,

        34000 Montpellier, France.

        Tel: +33.467.60.58.30

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        <!- DNT ->5, rue du petit Scel

        34000 Montpellier<!- /DNT ->

        Tel: 04 67 60 98 18Fax: 04 67 60 34 30

        Site Web:</font>

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          Sorry for the thread hijack, but I subscribe to a channel called "Setanta Fraud" which promises to show live Top 14 games every weekend. Although the French season is coming to a climax and there are pivotal games at either end of the table,neither this weekend nor last weekend did they bother their holes to show a live game.

          Paris beat USAP 12 - 11 in a nail-biting thriller earlier this afternoon - but Setanta couldn't be arsed to show us the game - Niall Cogley and partnersare nothing more than a bunch of con men - RWC 2007 or not they can whistle for my money when my sub runs out in June.
          New infraction avoidance policy: a post may be described as imbecilic, but its author should never be described as an imbecile.




            Muddy Murphys - Very central location, good food and of course they have TV's with Rugby and other sports.



            The Irish Village - consists of a bar and food served both inside and outside, spent some time in here after the Dubai 7's. . .TV's where they play Rugby and they even have an ATM onsite and a taxi rank right outside the entrance [img]smileys/biggrin.gif[/img]



              cheers lads keep em coming

              Frank the Tank is not coming back. OK? That part of me is over, water under the bridge.




                There is an area set up for this here:


                You can click through the "bars/watering holes" link to see. Feel free to fire the info in there.

                Mayb we should give it a higher profile?
                "We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven into an age of unreason if we dig deep into our history and remember we are not descended from fearful men" Edward R Murrow

                "Little by little, we have been brought into the present condition in which we are able neither to tolerate the evils from which we suffer, nor the remedies we need to cure them." - Livy

                "I think that progress has been made by two flames that have always been burning in the human heart. The flame of anger against injustice and the flame of hope that you can build a better world" - Tony Benn


                  don't mind Balla, certainly needs a higher profile I think
                  Frank the Tank is not coming back. OK? That part of me is over, water under the bridge.





                    O'Regans irish bar Bishop Street.

                    does have its own website and is a very Irish bar... at time of writing

                    Also the Dubliner on Rue st. catherine


                    Dora Keoghs

                    \"If you can dream it, you can do it\".
                    \"To the cowardly and unfaithful, nothing is possible\"




                      The Windmill, Hampton Hill. 10 mins from Twickenham.

                      Paul Burke's dad's pub so always a great welcome and rugby/ hurling on the box.



                        Does anyone know any pubs in Boston that will be showing the Rugby World Cup?
                        Stand up and fight



                          Originally posted by Balla Boy


                          There is an area set up for this here:


                          You can click through the "bars/watering holes" link to see. Feel free to fire the info in there.

                          Mayb we should give it a higher profile?
                          Balla's right, there is a place specially designed for that and that desperately needs members' input.

                          I'd rather have it there then on the forum, where we will end up with dozens of sticky threads.

                          So g'wan harry you can go nuts with the ol' ctrlC / ctrl V.



                            Originally posted by sparkysrovers
                            Does anyone know any pubs in Boston that will be showing the Rugby World Cup?
                            McGann's on Portland St. shows all the GAA and rugby games.
                            It's less than 2 mins walk from North Station.


                              Thanks Korova, heading over for 10 days and want to watch the irish games!
                              Stand up and fight