International Rugby calendar full with July fixtures

International Rugby calendar full with July fixtures
CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 28: Charmaine McMenamin of New Zealand runs upfield during the Women's Rugby Super Series 2019 match between Canada and New Zealand at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center on June 28, 2019 in Chula Vista, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

The International Rugby calendar is full, with July fixtures spread right across the globe. With tournaments and International Championships to please global rugby fans from Brazil to Suva, Fiji.

Viewing the World Rugby calendar, it has begun early with the International Women’s Super Series in San Diego. That five-team competition pips the top-seeded nations against one another, in a preview of men’s International rugby calendar fixture over the next month.

International Rugby calendar full with July fixtures

Once the month changes, the World Rugby U20 Trophy tournament will see Tier Two nations hold the spotlight. After France went back-to-back in the premier Championship, the Trophy competition hosted by Brazil allows for many more nations to develop their next generation of players.

July will also see the Pacific Nations Cup bring the best of the leading Pacifica nations together. This year, it includes Japan, the United States, and Canada. The six-nation competition is now a premier tournament, with all six participating teams qualified for Rugby World Cup and all ranked in the world top 20.

2019 Pacific Nations Cup squads and fixtures

This is just one of the many events that will continue through July, August and then ongoing, even after the Rugby World Cup, as the International rugby calendar involves teams in all active regions around the globe.

July International Rugby Calendar fixture list:

  • July 2 – Women’s Super Series: France v Canada | New Zealand v USA
  • July 6 – Super Series: France v NZL | Canada v England
  • July 9 – U20 Trophy tournament, Brazil. Round One:

Tonga v Canada | Japan v Brazil | Kenya v Uruguay | Portugal v Hong Kong

  • July 10 – Super Series: England v France | Canada v USA
  • July 13 – Women’s International: Australia v Japan, Newcastle

  • July 13 – Men’s International: Fiji v Maori All Blacks, Suva
  • July 13 – Women’s Elgon Cup: Uganda v Kenya
  • July 13 – U20 Trophy. Round Two:

Tonga v Hong Kong | Japan v Uruguay | Portugal v Canada | Kenya v Brazil

  • July 14 – Super Series: France v USA | NZL v England
  • July 17 – U20 Trophy. Round Three:

Hong Kong v Canada | Tonga v Portugal | Japan v Kenya | Uruguay v Brazil

  • July 19 – Women’s International: Aus v Japan, Sydney
  • July 20 – Men’s International: Maori AB v Fiji, Rotorua

  • July 20 – Rugby Championship. Round One:

South Africa v Australia | Argentina v New Zealand

  • July 21 – U20 Trophy: Playoffs (schedule to be confirmed)
  • July 27 – Pacific Nations Cup. Round One: Tonga v Samoa

  • July 27 – PNC Round One: Japan v Fiji | USA v Canada, Colorado
  • July 27 – Rugby Championship. Round Two:

New Zealand v South Africa | Australia v Argentina

International rugby calendar an opportunity for Rugby Union growth

The International rugby calendar will always be the opportunity for sides to improve. If not in rankings terms, yet more so in the exposure by teams across the globe. From the Tier Two and Tier Three sides, who match-up against sides on the other side of the world.

This adds to the growing popularity of the game, for both men’s and women’s rugby. Asia, Europe, and Africa are the growth regions, yet as seen with the Women’s Super Series in San Diego, the biggest sports market is also hungry for more top-class matches.

When August rolls over, the level increases even further. The Rugby Championship concludes, as well as England and Wales having the first of a series of ‘rugby International friendlies’ that are preparations toward the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Each season, the International rugby calendar provides opportunity for fans to enjoy the best examples of the sport. Right across the globe, demonstrating the XV a side and sevens game is the best way to get more people to play the sport.

 

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