Trying for tries? How to make the most of the World cup!

Trying for tries? How to make the most of the World cup!

It’s come around already, yet another Rugby World Cup, which if you didn’t know starts Friday 20th September! After a great world cup in England in 2015, the Webb Ellis Cup is making its way to Japan which is the first time it has ever been hosted in Asia.

Whether this is your first world cup or you’re a seasoned rugby spectator, have a read to find out more to make the most of the world cup, so that you can enjoy that try... that little bit more!

Did you know?

There are 20 teams making their way to Japan, featuring some of Rugby’s ‘big’ nations from the southern hemisphere: New Zealand, Australia and South Africa and from the northern hemisphere: England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland and France.

After the final warm up games, the world rankings have seen some significant changes with Ireland now ranked the number one team in the world. Interestingly only once has the number one ranked side failed to win the world cup, which was in 2007.

Top 10 world rankings for the world cup:

  1. Ireland (89.47 points)
  2. New Zealand (89.40)
  3. England (88.13)
  4. South Africa (87.34)
  5. Wales (87.32)
  6. Australia (84.05)
  7. Scotland (81.00)
  8. France (79.72)
  9. Fiji (77.43)
  10. Japan (76.70)

Who will you be backing to win the final on Saturday 2nd November? Will it be Ireland? Or will New Zealand make it three consecutive world cup victories?

Interesting facts

  • Two rugby legends share the most tries in the world cup with New Zealand’s Jonah Lumu in 1995 and South Africa’s Bryan Habana in 2007 with eight tries.
  • The same whistle is blown in the opening game of the Rugby World Cup, which was first used in 1905 – we hopeit’s cleaned!
  • New Zealand have only failed to reach the semi finals once, which was in 2007 with the most titles - three.
  • The William Webb Ellis Cup is named after William Web Ellis, who was the Rugby school pupil who according to popular myth, invented the famous sport.
  • England are the only host nation to fail to get out of their group... no pressure Japan!

Now that we’ve got up to speed and hopefully in the mood for this week’s opening game – Japan v Russia. Let’s get down to the important part... bringing the Rugby World Cup experience to your home!

Sound good?

Been thinking about upgrading your sound and vision tech at home? Is this not the perfect time to upgrade and enjoy the world cup even more? When looking to upgrade it can be expensive but why not take a look at our Sound & Vision section of our website and we can show you how to cut the costs but enhance the experience whether it’s a TV or a sound system to help bring the Japan games to you.

Got a team?

Now we are all set up, Rugby is all about unity, which a key message of the games. Why not invite some friends over to enjoy the experience together! Rugby is a team sport after all. Are you supporting your nation? If not, why not pick a team to follow to maximise your enjoyment!

Are you turning Japanese... we really hope so!

Such a monumental games should be celebrated, why not bring some of the amazing Japanese culture to your home, try some amazing dishes such as Sushi, Tempura, Ramen and Soba. We’re sure it will really get your taste buds tingling.

By following such tips, we will most definitely be enjoying the Rugby World Cup, as your trying will most certainly be rewarded by plenty of tries, as it kicks off on Friday. We truly hope you enjoy the Rugby World Cup.

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