This year’s Rugby World Cup being held in Japan is the most anticipated sporting event of the year and is now only hours away. For fans on UK shores, matches will fall during the early hours of the day and may prove difficult to keep up with.
Apps such as the Rugby World Cup 2019 and BBC Sport will, therefore, come in handy and provide an array of features useful for not missing a thing. These include getting live commentary, highlights and sharing news on various social media platforms.
Find below some of the best apps to keep up with the tournament:-
BBC Sport – Known as one of the leading apps for the latest sports news, live-action, scores and highlights, this will be the best way to follow all the latest sporting action during the tournament. In case you’re not by a TV, the app will be the central hub to hear live commentary via BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. Other features include the ability to select your own personalised sports news notifications, set event reminders for any upcoming live events and comprehensive news, analysis, match stats and text commentaries following matches.
ITV Hub – In case you’re on the go, this app will be the prime place to watch live coverage and highlights of all the World Cup matches. In addition to live streaming, the app will provide short highlights of every match, exclusive interviews, top moments of the day and much more to enhance the World Cup experience for avid fans in the UK.
Viber – Interested in discussing the match with friends? The global messaging app which happens to be Japanese owned is the best place to get the opinions brewing amongst fellow fans from across the globe. Viber communities is a great feature for groups of friends looking to interact and enrich conversations with a variety of useful chat extensions including easy access to your favourite links, GIFs and videos, YouTube, Spotify and more. In case you’d like to discuss a try during the game with just another user, thanks to end-to-end encryption, any type of information you share on Viber will always remain between yourself and the person you’re talking to. So, no one ‘ not even Viber ‘ can read your messages!
Bleacher Report – The perfect hub for reading the very latest news from all around the sporting world in a quirky and some humorous way. The app will be on hand to provide real-time updates, see, follow live scores, and read in-depth articles about the countries, players and background info fans really care about. Bleacher Report prides itself on being the first notification on your mobile when it comes to top breaking news and that will be no different come the start.
Rugby World Cup 2019 – Last but not least, the official app of the tournament will be primed with all the information leading up to Japan v Russia, right up to the very last game. The app will also feature a world cup daily show, taking subscribers through Japanese culture, interviews with rugby royalty & the best moments from Rugby World Cup 2019. Users will also be invited to partake in the RWC Match Predictor game by predicting the winner of each match, the result and the first try scorer.
So get downloading!