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Best Sports Bars and Pubs showing Rugby League Live

Rugby League may not quite boast the money and coverage of its union brother in the UK but that should not put you off watching it whenever you can on TV in a pub. The world's most physically demanding team sport is famous for its thrilling pace, huge hits and free scoring nature. Whether your cup of tea is the Super League, something a bit more Antipodean like the NRL or a big international knees ups, there are few things more exciting than settling down in a pub with a pint to watch the most exhilarating oval ball action around. See below for some of our favourite pubs to watch Rugby League in.


 

Sports Bars and Sports Pubs

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Seven Oaks

5 Nicholas St

Manchester
M1 4HL
01612 371 233
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This stylish old boozer in the heart of Manchester is a cracking spot. They've got four screens, a rotating cast of fine cask ales, carefully selected bottled lagers from around the world as well as gourmet burgers and hotdogs to chow down on with the game. With this being situated in League's North West heartland, they've often got the rugby on. Well worth a visit!

Bridges

115 Bridge Street

Warrington
WA1 2HR
01925 631 839
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Another pub located in the true home of English rugby league, you can be guaranteed that Bridges will have league on at least one its nine big screens when it's on. A great pub with a real community feel, Bridges is great value and a fine spot to watch league action on TV.

Alexandra

14 Clapham Common South Side
Clapham

London
SW4 7AA
02076 275 102
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The Alex in Clapham is another bar that caters for our pals from down under very well, screening heaps of league on their seven big screens. The sizeable Aussie and Kiwi population in South West London means there are always plenty of people about to catch rugby league on TV in this cracking Irish pub.

Belushis Shepherds Bush

13-15 Shepherd's Bush Green
Shepherds Bush

London
W12 8PH
02087 350 270
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A venue that's always popular with London's Antipodean population, Belushi's She-Bu is a real favourite for League fans in the capital. Crucially they're open from 8am, meaning you never have to miss those crucial, if rather anti-socially timed, State of Origin and Four Nations clashes.

Walkabout Temple

Temple Station
Temple Place

London
WC2R 2PH
02073 953 690
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If you're looking for Rugby League in London it makes all sorts of sense that a Walkabout would make this list. Temple is the Daddy of them all with dozens and dozens of screens showing all the sport you can imagine. Expect this place to be jumping during the Rugby League World Cup this autumn.

Spinning Jenny

33 King Street

Leigh
WN7 4LP
01942 608 218
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Cracking community pub in Leigh that's always busy when there is rugby to be watched. A veritable hive of activity local heroes The Centurions are playing.

Philomena's Irish Sports Bar & Kitchen

40 Great Queen Street
Covent Garden

London
WC2B 5AA
02072 425 560
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Ten screens, four different Sky boxes and a dedication to showing all things played with an oval ball, Philomena's is a godsend for anyone stuck in central London. This friendly family run Irish pub is a firm favourite and will be showing all the action from the NRL and Super League when the season kicks off again.

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