Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Summer top-flight rugby 2013

Fordham Sports

The 2012/13 rugby season may be over now for the northern hemisphere but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to keep us occupied over the summer months!

There’s Super Rugby playoffs, the Rugby Championship, the JP Morgan 7s and the crucial USA v Canada World Cup qualifiers, the winners of which go into Ireland’s pool D along with France, Italy and a European qualifier to be determined (probably either Georgia or Romania).

Add to these the preseason friendlies and you have a fair bit of quality egg-chasing to stick on your schedule!

Note – follow the links for more on the Currie Cup & ITM Cup which both start in August and are heavily covered by Sky.

Friday, July 12

Super Rugby
Crusaders v Hurricanes, 8:35am
Melbourne Rebels v Highlanders, 10:40am

Saturday, July 13

Super Rugby
Blues v Chiefs, 8:35am
Waratahs v Reds, 10:40am
Western Force v Brumbies, 12:40am
Sharks v Southern Kings, 4:05pm
Stormers v Bulls, 6:10pm

Friday, July 19

Super Rugby Qualifier
TBD

Saturday, July 20

Super Rugby Qualifier
TBD

Friday, July 26

Super Rugby Semifinal
TBD

Saturday, July 27

Super Rugby Semifinal
TBD

Thursday, August 1

JP MORGAN 7s (Group A – Kingsholm)
Bath v Gloucester, 7:15pm
Exeter v Worcester, 7:40pm
Exeter v Bath, 8:10pm
Gloucester v Worcester, 8:35pm
Bath v Worcester, 9:05pm
Exeter v Gloucester, 9:30pm

Friday, August 2

JP MORGAN 7s (Group B – Franklin’s Gardens)
Newcastle v Northampton, 7:15pm
Leicester v Sale, 7:40pm
Leicester v Newcastle, 8:10pm
Northampton v Sale, 8:35pm
Newcastle v Sale, 9:05pm
Leicester v Northampton, 9:30pm

Saturday, August 3

SUPER RUGBY FINAL
TBD

JP MORGAN 7s (Group C – Allianz Park)
London Irish v Saracens, 7:15pm
Harlequins v London Wasps, 7:40pm
Harlequins v London Irish, 8:10pm
Saracens v London Wasps, 8:35pm
London Irish v London Wasps, 9:05pm
Harlequins v Saracens, 9:30pm

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP WARMUP (1)
Argentina v NSW Barbarians

Friday, August 9

JP MORGAN 7s (Finals series – The Rec)
Teams TBD – starts 7pm

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP WARMUP (2)
Argentina v NSW Barbarians

Saturday, August 17

RWC 2015 QUALIFIER – 1st leg
USA v Canada, Charleston, 11:30pm

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP
Australia v New Zealand, 11:05am
South Africa v Argentina, 2pm

Saturday, August 24

RWC 2015 QUALIFIER – 2nd leg
Canada v USA, Toronto,  9pm

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP
New Zealand v Australia, 8:35am
Argentina v South Africa, 8:10pm

Saturday, September 7

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP
New Zealand v Argentina, 8:35am
Australia v South Africa, 11:05am

Saturday, September 14

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP
New Zealand v South Africa, 8:35am
Australia v Argentina, 11:05am

Saturday, September 28

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP
South Africa v Australia, 4pm
Argentina v New Zealand, 11:40pm

Saturday, October 5

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP
South Africa v New Zealand, 4pm
Argentina v Australia, 11:40pm
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