Rugby World Cup 2023 – Where to Watch in Barcelona
Rugby World Cup time is here again and at Flaherty’s Irish Bar in Barcelona we’ll be showing all the thrills and spills of what is the pinnacle of the international rugby calendar. Already a hub for Rugby fans visiting and living in Barcelona, Flaherty’s is the perfect Irish pub to experience all the action in an unbeatable international atmosphere. With a range of beers, wines, cocktails and spirits on offer, as well as the best pub grub in the city, you can’t go wrong with Flaherty’s Irish Pub.
Where Is the Rugby World Cup 2023 Being Held?
Thankfully, lads and lassies, there’s no need to set your alarms for ungodly hours, as the Rugby World Cup is back in Europe after 2019’s sojourn in Japan. That means all the action will be taking place at Central European Time, an hour ahead for fans used to watching at British and Irish time. Please bear that in mind when you’re reading previews and fixtures from home that state match times in GMT!
How to Watch Rugby World Cup Coverage in Spain
For your stay in Spain, the Movistar+ will be showing all the action. Unfortunately, the Spanish national Rugby team, or ‘los leones’ as they’re known as here, won’t be making an appearance but that doesn’t mean the locals will be missing out on all the nail-biting action. Expect an enthusiastic local fanbase to be in attendance in Flaherty’s, just don’t be surprised if they choose to adopt our boys in green as their team for the tournament!
Rugby World Cup 2023 Fixtures
Action kicks off on Friday the 8th of September with host nation France taking on the almighty All-Blacks of New Zealand in the mouthwatering opener. On Saturday the 9th the Irish face a tough, if limited Romanian team, but if past experience is anything to go by, Andy Farrel’s men can’t afford to take any team for granted. That same day, England have to contend with an unpredictable Argentina who are usually good for a top tier scalp every tournament. On Sunday the 10th, the Welsh will have their hands full with the teak tough Fijians, while the Scots have the toughest task of all in facing the reigning champions South Africa.
Rugby in Barcelona
If the action from France 2023 gets you in the mood to lace on a pair of boots yourself, you’ll be glad to know that Barcelona has a vibrant rugby scene. Without a shadow of a doubt, rugby is an emerging sport in Spain and Barcelona currently has two teams in the top division, FC Barcelona in the city and Sant Boi de Llobregat in the province.
Which teams are the favorites for the Rugby World Cup?
As it stands, Ireland are the number one ranked team in the world at the moment, but it’s not the first time the boys in green have entered a tournament on a run of form. Let’s hope that Andy Farrell’s charges can live up to the hype this time round. Other than that, it’s the usual suspects, with the All Blacks, South Africa and France all fancying their chances of taking home the Webb Ellis Cup.
Flaherty’s Irish Bar Barcelona
Whichever team you fancy to win it, make sure you call down to Flaherty’s in Barcelona to catch all the action. Located in the heart of the city, and boasting a wide selection of the finest beers,wines, cocktails and spirits, and delicious homemade food, you’ll be happy you chose Flaherty’s.