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Where to watch the Rugby World Cup in Sydney 2015

Planning a big night out watching the Rugby World Cup (RWC) from a big screen in Sydney now that the Rugby World Cup is well underway? We know a few bars that are airing the RWC final on 31 October 2015.

The RWC isn’t just about the winning (though that is a bonus). It’s also about the food, the drink, the big screen and the overall atmosphere. Don’t shortchange yourself this RWC, make sure you’re surrounded by red-blooded fans cheering their team along at one of these top places to watch the Rugby World Cup in Sydney.

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What time is the Rugby World Cup Final? Australia vs New Zealand

Rugby World Cup final – Australia vs New Zealand

Venue: Twickenham

Date: Saturday, 31 October

Kick-off: 16:00 GMT

Rugby World Cup final time in Australia: What time is the Rugby World Cup 2015 being played around the world?

Argentina (ST)Saturday, October 31, 20151:00 PM
Australia (ACDT)Sunday, November 1, 20152:30 AM
Australia (AEDT)Sunday, November 1, 20153:00 AM
Australia (AEST)Sunday, November 1, 20152:00 AM
Australia (AWST)Sunday, November 1, 201512:00 AM
Canada (MDT)Saturday, October 31, 201510:00 AM
Canada (PDT)Saturday, October 31, 20159:00 AM
Canada (ADT)Saturday, October 31, 20151:00 PM
Canada (NDT)Saturday, October 31, 20151:30 PM
Canada (EDT)Saturday, October 31, 201512:00 PM
Canada (CST)Saturday, October 31, 201510:00 AM
England GMT)Saturday, October 31, 20154:00 PM
Fiji (DST)Sunday, November 1, 20155:00 AM
France (CET)Saturday, October 31, 20155:00 PM
Georgia (ST)Saturday, October 31, 20158:00 PM
Ireland (GMT)Saturday, October 31, 20154:00 PM
Italy (CET)Saturday, October 31, 20155:00 PM
Japan (ST)Sunday, November 1, 20151:00 AM
Namibia (DST)Saturday, October 31, 20156:00 PM
New Zealand (DST)Sunday, November 1, 20155:00 AM
Romania (EET)Saturday, October 31, 20156:00 PM
Samoa (DST)Sunday, November 1, 20156:00 AM
Scotland (GMT)Saturday, October 31, 20154:00 PM
South Africa (ST)Saturday, October 31, 20156:00 PM
Tonga (ST)Sunday, November 1, 20155:00 AM
Uruguay (ST)Saturday, October 31, 20151:00 PM
USA (CDT)Saturday, October 31, 201511:00 AM
USA (DST)Saturday, October 31, 20158:00 AM
USA (EDT)Saturday, October 31, 201512:00 PM
USA (HST)Saturday, October 31, 20156:00 AM
USA (MDT)Saturday, October 31, 201510:00 AM
USA (PDT)Saturday, October 31, 20159:00 AM
Wales (GMT)Saturday, October 31, 20154:00 PM

Watch the Rugby World Cup from home

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Where to watch the Rugby World Cup in Sydney

Bars in the Sydney CBD


24/7 Bar

The Star’s 24/7 Bar means you’ll be able to catch every single game in the Rugby World Cup. It features three mega screens, over 50 LCD TVs and a 34-metre LCD so you won’t be able to miss a single minute of the action. Footy fever starts here.

Facebook: 24/7 Bar

Address: The Star, Pyrmont

Phone: 1800 700 700


York 75

Tucked away on York Street is one of Sydney’s most stylish sports bars. With booths that have individual screens, as well as big screens, great food and plenty of drinks, it’s got everything you need to watch the Rugby World Cup in style.

Website: York 75

Address: 75 York Street, Sydney

Phone: 02 9240 3000


Cheers Bar

Where everybody knows your name, unless you’re an England fan. Only joking of course! Supporters from all around the world will be descending on Cheers to cheer on their teams during the RWC. You’d be a fool not to join them at least once.

Facebook: Cheers

Address: 561 George Street, Sydney

Phone: 02 9261 8313



Couple the largest sports screen in the CBD and some top-notch food and you’re doing something right this Rugby World Cup. It’s all happening at ivy. The best bit? If you get too heated during the action there is a rooftop pool where you can cool off.

Facebook: ivy

Address: 330 George Street, Sydney

Phone: 02 9240 3006


PJ Gallaghers

The Irish will be a team to beat at this year’s game, and if you can’t beat them, join them at PJ Gallagher’s Irish-style sports bar. There’s good food, Guinness and it will be plenty rowdy when the Shamrocks take to the field.

Facebook: PJ Gallaghers

Address: 260 Pitt Street, Sydney

Phone: 02 9264 3093

Bars in the North Shore and Northern Beaches


The Hotel Steyne

A sprawling bar that can cater to just about every taste, from the beer-swilling sports fan to the cocktail sipping diner. Great food and local beer make this one a lock in for watching the sports in Manly. The Hotel Styne is only showing the early games, so you’ll have to make other plans if that doesn't cover your team.

Facebook: The Hotel Steyne

Address: 75 The Corso, Manly

Phone: 02 9977 4977


Hotel Ivanhoe

An open-air courtyard is the icing on the cake when you head to the Hotel Ivanhoe to catch all the Rugby World Cup action. $5 Coors Schooners will also be served during live play. Head up to the sports bar to catch all the action

Facebook: Hotel Ivanhoe

Address: 27 The Corso, Manly

Phone: 02 9976 3955


Crows Nest Hotel

This place is outrageously good. Cheap drinks, tons of atmosphere and plenty of TVs makes the Crows Nest a popular destination for sports enthusiasts looking to catch the big game. Get there early to get the best view.

Facebook: Crows Nest Hotel

Address: 1 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest NSW

Phone: 02 9436 4887


Manly Wharf Bar/Hotel

For a great view of the game from an even better view check out the Manly Wharf Sports Bar. Easily accessible from the ferry terminal and a quick walk to the beach, this place is ideally located for watching the RWC.

Website: Manly Wharf Bar

Address: Manly Wharf, Manly

Phone: 02 9977 1266


Forty Baskets at Club Totem

For a quieter game-day experience check out this sports bar that serves fantastic food. There’s a big emphasis on seafood here, but there's also a menu that should suit all tastes.

Facebook: Forty Baskets

Address: 195 Condamine Street, Balgowlah

Phone: 02 9430 9000

Bars in the Inner West


Courthouse Hotel

A beer and burgers type joint that is much loved by all who visit it. Always busy, it gets especially rowdy when the screens are showing the big game. The Courthouse Hotel closes at midnight, so you’ll only be able to watch the early games here.

Facebook: Courthouse Hotel

Address: 202 Australia Street, Newtown

Phone: 02 9519 8273


Coopers Hotel

If you’re serious about good pub food while you watch the game then check out Coopers Hotel in Newtown. Expect a crowd, especially when the Wallabies are on.

Facebook: Coopers Hotel

Address: 221 King Street, Newtown

Phone: 02 9550 3461


The Marly Bar

A bistro-style pub that stays open until the wee hours of the morning and doesn’t sacrifice gameplay for anything, Marly will be showing all the games live. Expect a crowd.

Facebook: Marly Bar

Address: Marlborough Hotel, King Street, Newtown

Phone: 02 9519 1222


The Vic

An old-school pub feel, with a menu that is fresh and funky. The Vic is the perfect place to sit back, relax and watch the Wallabies or whoever you’re supporting at this years the World Cup. Plenty of good beer, nice prices and some fantastic pub food.

Website: The Vic

Address: 2 Addison Road, Marrickville

Phone: 02 9557 1448

Rugby World Cup merchandise and fangear

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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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