A single dad’s guide to the Rugby World Cup

Posted on Jul 31 2015 - 1:27pm by Johnny B

If you’re looking for some ways in which to keep the kids entertained after the summer holiday attractions have passed, then the upcoming Rugby World Cup could have a few surprising possibilities.

Introduction to rugby


As your kids will be heading back to school, they’ll undoubtedly be getting back into sports lessons. And by showing them matches of the rugby greats in battle at the Rugby World Cup, it’s a fantastic way to motivate them and help them enjoy this iconic game.

The main event kicks off at Twickenham Stadium on 18 September with a match between the home nation England and Fiji. From there, twenty teams from all over the world will compete on this global stage to see who can win the coveted Webb Ellis cup on 31 October.

Going to a match


Apart from the opening match, the games take place at a variety of prestigious sporting stadiums around the country and offer the perfect opportunity for a family-friendly day out. Tickets are relatively cheap at £15 for adults and £7 for children, and the match day atmosphere is expected to be one of sporting goodwill and friendly international rivalry.

There’s a huge selection of games to choose from, and the Coral site has all of the latest developments and Rugby World Cup fixtures. And no matter where you’re located, there’s sure to be a rugby event occurring close to you, as the matches are taking place all the way from St James’ Park in Newcastle to the Brighton Community Stadium on the south coast.

It’s a great way for your children to experience this traditional game and learn all about the many different countries that are taking part in the prestigious event. Be sure that they watch the infamous All Blacks haka dance, they’re sure to want to imitate it!

Watching from home


Of course, not all of us will be able to attend a match, but fear not, as the tournament will be able to be viewed on terrestrial television.

ITV have a dedicated webpage that will be updated with all of the latest viewing schedules and tournament news. And just in case your kids want to continue the rugby action after the match has finished, then the official Rugby World Cup video game is currently in development too!

Furthermore, the actual Webb Ellis cup is currently undergoing a trophy tour around the country that will allow rugby fans to get close to this coveted trophy.