The Rugby World Cup kicked off in New Zealand on 6 October 2022, a little over a year after its intended start date due to COVID.
We are now almost 3 weeks into the tournament and by all accounts, it has been a resounding success with the opening matches at Eden Park welcoming 34,235 spectators and an impressive 340,000 watching the delayed free-to-air broadcast in New Zealand alone.
The tournament, however, has not been without its own unique highs and lows, including:
Eight teams have successfully made it into the Quarterfinals this weekend with the following teams facing off against each other:
Saturday 29 October: Quarter-finals
QF1 France v Italy (4.30am, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei)
QF2 New Zealand v Wales (7.30am, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei)
Sunday 30 October: Quarter-finals
QF3 England v Australia (1.30am*, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland)
QF4 Canada v USA (3.30am, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland)
With the Women’s Rugby World Cup in full swing in New Zealand, women’s rugby is bound to keep on gaining traction in the country and across the globe, just like the iGaming industry featuring online casinos such as Platincasino continues to grow. Kiwis are therefore not short of entertainment options.
England Women are next in action on Sunday 30 October against Australia live on ITV (KO 1.30am).
If you have not yet had time to watch any of the matches, do check out the Quarterfinals this weekend, or the finals which will take place on 12 November.