The Rugby World Cup comes home: six epic ways to enjoy the RWC in your living room

The 2023 Rugby World Cup is currently in full swing, with group stage matches taking place until 8 October. The first drop kick was made on 8 September in Paris, and South Africa is set to defend their championship. While France may be a bit far for some, there are many ways you can recreate some of the excitement without leaving your house. These days, all you need to get a front-row seat to the action is a fast, reliable internet connection and a subscription to the streaming service of your choice. So, whether you’re a die-hard rugby fan or a newcomer to the sport, Lianne Williams, Marketing Director of Vuma, shares fantastic ideas that will make your World Cup experience unforgettable.

Springbok bingo:

This is as exciting as it sounds. Each participant selects a set of rugby-related events, like “Try by a winger,” “Libbok gets a rugby conversion”,” or “Faf’s hair is looking great,” and marks them on their bingo cards. Sites like Canva have bingo card templates that you can easily fill out. The first person to shout “Bingo!” wins bragging rights and a fun prize. It’s a surefire way to keep everyone engaged in the game, even during slower moments. You can even tailor your bingo games to suit the crop of friends you will be watching with.

Country-themed snack feast:

Do you and your buddies have a love for food? Well, why don’t you elevate your rugby-viewing experience by encouraging everyone to bring a meal inspired by the countries competing? Try sushi for Japan, fish and chips for England, or some good old braai vleis for days when the Springboks play. You can easily find recipes online and make something delicious to snack on.

Rugby trivia game

Test your rugby knowledge during halftime with a friendly trivia competition. Prepare some questions in advance or use an online quiz app. It’s a great way for beginners to learn about the game and for seasoned fans to flaunt their expertise. Offering some prizes to the winners will add some extra spice to the game.

Virtual watch party

If you cannot all gather in the same place, invite friends and family to join you virtually. Set up a video call and create a shared viewing experience. Share reactions, cheer together, and feel connected even when far apart.

When it comes to connectivity, a minimum of a 25mbps fibre line is a popular choice for consumers looking to balance speed and cost and to get fast reliable fibre. This enables you to stream matches seamlessly, join virtual watch parties without any lag, and stay connected with rugby enthusiasts worldwide.

So, whether you’re a newbie or a rugby aficionado, these ideas will make your Rugby World Cup experience unforgettable. Grab your bingo cards, don your jerseys, and get ready to cheer your heart out – the rugby action is currently in action, and it’s a blast for the whole family, near or far! Catch the next match for our boys on Sunday, 1 October where the Springboks will go against Tonga aka ‘Ikale Tahi at 21:00.