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World Rugby turn to three of the RWC's biggest upsets

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Juan Manuel Cat celebrates Uruguay's historic win over Fiji. (Photo by Ken Ishii/Getty Images)

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With rugby suspended or cancelled across the globe, broadcasters have turned to their ample archives of previous matches to quench fans’ thirst for the game.


World Rugby, the game’s governing board, are also doing their part and have unveiled a string of World Cup fixtures that will be replayed on YouTube later this week.

This weekend, World Rugby have turned to some of the World Cup’s biggest upsets for content – including Uruguay’s unexpected win over a much more fancied Fijian side at last year’s tournament in Japan.

Premiership Rugby are considering midweek matches in order to finish their season:

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That match will go live from 4PM GMT this Sunday and will be the first opportunity for many to tune into a game that quite a few fans probably missed in the first instance due to the fact that Fiji were such massive favourites.

Two more matches will also be available this weekend.


On Friday afternoon at 7PM GMT, the 2011 fixture between World Cup runners ups France and their pool opposition Tonga will be available.

France famously came infinitesimally close to upsetting the All Blacks at Eden Park in the 2011 final but they traversed a rocky road to make that final game.

Last but not least, from 7PM GMT on Saturday the 28th of March, fans will be able to tune in to the 2007 70-point extravaganza between Fjii and Wales, played in Nantes, France.


The lack of live rugby has naturally upset a few fans of the games but with COVID-19 running rampant across the globe, it’s no surprise that the live sports on offer have virtually disappeared.

The Six Nations, Gallagher Premiership, PRO14, Top 14 and Super Rugby competitions have all been suspended, alongside the likes of Japan’s Top League, USA’s Major League Rugby and South America’s Super Liga.

Still, the backlog of fantastic matches means there’s plenty for fans to sink their teeth into over the coming months.

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World Rugby turn to three of the RWC's biggest upsets