If you want to get all the latest rugby union news, views, reviews and more, then the online world is the perfect place to go.
We’re blessed to have an array of different sites at our fingertips that can tell us everything we need to know about our favourite teams, however, not all of these are created equal. Some are definitely better than others and with so much choice out there you can occasionally end up on some online resources that are poor or untrustworthy, to say the least.
So, to save you the trial and error of have to whittle down the sites you browse into a selection of bookmarks, we’ve done the hard work for you in this post. Below we’ve shortlisted some of the best online sources for rugby union news and explained a little about each.
One of the best things about the Sky Sports rugby union section is that it has its own nav bar where you can quickly select everything from your favourite team, to the latest fixtures and results. This, alongside the fact that it has round the clock coverage from some of the game’s best pundits, journalists and experts, makes it an excellent resource.
In a similar vein to the above, BBC Sport’s rugby union section has a similar means of separating their information and sections, as well as coverage from top sources, but what sets it apart is the variety of the content on offer. You can listen to coverage from games you might have missed, get a weekly podcast and they have regular long read features and fascinating in-depth pieces where you can learn about legends of the game past and present.
This website is like a one-stop-shop for everything there is to know about the sport. However, beyond a wealth of content and everything you could want to know about what’s happening in the game right now, it also has sections directed at fans who are just getting into the game. As such it’s a great place to send any family or friends who want to find out more about rugby union’s rules, history and how it’s played.
The Telegraph’s rugby union section is behind a paywall, but if you were to foot the bill and subscribe, you’ll get access to arguably some of the finest analysis and expertise about the game that you can find online.
Niche sports sites like Rugby Onslaught can be a great place to find news as well as viral content curated from social media platforms. They often include weird incidents, highlight reels, funny videos, and clips from amateur games that have gained traction elsewhere.
Last but not least is Reddit’s rugby union forum. While this doesn’t necessarily make new content or have its own journalists, it’s a great place to find insider news, rumours and of course entertaining memes about the game – if that’s your thing.