BUSAN, South Korea – For those interested in watching the 2011 Rugby World Cup this year, there are a few places around to catch your country in action. Hosts New Zealand may be the favorites to win the Webb Ellis Cup, but defending champions South Africa will not go down without a fight. Twenty nations are competing in the seven-week-long tournament, which culminates at the final at Eden Park in Auckland on October 23rd.
Where to watch the games
Beached Bar – The best bar for rugby in Busan. Will show almost all the games, and if you are an All Blacks fan, you are in luck. Kiwi owned and operated, there are drink specials when the All Blacks play.
The Wolfhound – Also a great place to watch the games. Almost all will be played and you can enjoy the good menu as well.
Sharky's – Rick will be showing most of the games, and there's plenty of other options to do if the game is not your thing.
Starface – On Dalmaji Hill, you can enjoy most games as well as a good British atmosphere.
Fully Booked – Owners Stefan and Tim will be showing most games. If the game is a blowout, you can always check out their great book selection.
HQ Bar – Known more for American sports, if you ask Mutt he will show games live as well.
The Basement – The only bar in PNU showing the games that we know of. Great place to enjoy the games.
All games will be shown on Star Sports.
If you know of any other places, please email email@example.com to add it to the list.
Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
New Zealand Argentina Australia South Africa
France England Ireland Wales
Tonga Scotland Italy Fiji
Canada Georgia Russia Samoa
Japan Romania U.S. Namibia
Pool matches Sept. 9 - New Zealand v Tonga, Auckland 0530 (Pool A) Sept. 10 - Scotland v Romania, Invercargill 1000 (Pool B)
- Fiji v Namibia, Rotorua 1230 (Pool D)
- France v Japan, Albany 0300 (Pool A)
- Argentina v England, Dunedin 0530 (Pool B) Sept. 11 - Australia v Italy, Albany 1230 (Pool C)
- Ireland v U.S., New Plymouth 0300 (Pool C)
- South Africa v Wales, Wellington 0530 (Pool D) Sept. 14 - Samoa v Namibia, Rotorua 1130 (Pool D)
- Tonga v Canada, Whangarei 0200 (Pool A)
- Scotland v Georgia, Invercargill 0430 (Pool B) Sept. 15 - Russia v U.S., New Plymouth 0430 (Pool C) Sept. 16 - New Zealand v Japan, Hamilton 0500 (Pool A) Sept. 17 - Argentina v Romania, Invercargill 1230 (Pool B)
- South Africa v Fiji, Wellington 0300 (Pool D)
- Australia v Ireland, Auckland 0530 (Pool C) Sept. 18 - Wales v Samoa, Hamilton 1230 (Pool D)
- England v Georgia, Dunedin 0300 (Pool B)
- France v Canada, Napier 0530 (Pool A) Sept. 20 - Italy v Russia, Nelson 0430 (Pool C) Sept. 21 - Tonga v Japan, Whangarei 0430 (Pool A) Sept. 22 - South Africa v Namibia, Albany 0500 (Pool D) Sept. 23 - Australia v U.S., Wellington 0530 (Pool C) Sept. 24 - England v Romania, Dunedin 1500 (Pool B)
- New Zealand v France, Auckland 0530 (Pool A) Sept. 25 - Fiji v Samoa, Auckland 1230 (Pool D)
- Ireland v Russia, Rotorua 0200 (Pool C)
- Argentina v Scotland, Wellington 0430 (Pool B) Sept. 26 - Wales v Namibia, New Plymouth 0330 (Pool D) Sept. 27 - Canada v Japan, Napier 0100 (Pool A)
- Italy v U.S., Nelson 0330 (Pool C) Sept. 28 - Georgia v Romania,Palmerston North 0130 (Pool B) Sept. 30 - South Africa v Samoa, Albany 0430 (Pool D) Oct. 1 - Australia v Russia, Nelson 1230 (Pool C)
- France v Tonga, Wellington 0200 (Pool A)
- England v Scotland, Auckland 0430 (Pool B) Oct. 2 - Argentina v Georgia, Palmerston North 0000 (Pool B)
- New Zealand v Canada, Wellington 1030 (Pool A)
- Wales v Fiji, Hamilton 0100 (Pool D)
- Ireland v Italy, Dunedin 0330 (Pool C)
Quarter-finals: Oct. 8 - QF 1 W Pool C v RU Pool D, Wellington 0100
- QF 2 W Pool B v RU Pool A, Auckland 0430 Oct. 9 - QF 3 W Pool D v RU Pool C, Wellington 0100
- QF 4 W Pool A v RU Pool B, Auckland 0430
Semi-finals: Oct. 15 - Winner QF 1 v Winner QF 2, Auckland 0400 Oct. 16 - Winner QF 3 v Winner QF 4, Auckland 0400
Third-place playoff: Oct. 21 - Loser SF 1 v Loser SF 2, Auckland 0330
Final: Oct. 23 - Winner SF 1 v Winner SF 2, Auckland 0400