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The 2018 World Rugby Classic will be held Nov 4th -10th 2018

The 30th Anniversary Classic (4th to the 11th November)

Ireland will be managed by Shane Byrne who played 41 times for Ireland and made four appearances for the Lions. 

The Classic Lions will still have an Irishman in its ranks as it will be led by its captain for the past couple of years, David Corkery, who played 27 times for his country.

Returning will be last year’s winners, Argentina, along with South Africa, France, Italy, Canada and the United States.

This year the Classic will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the first Classic in 1988 when teams from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the United States joined Bermuda with Wales emerging the winners.

The Irish team, which is replacing New Zealand this year, is expected to come “fully loaded” after an absence of some 25 years.

Ireland played in the first Classic in 1988 along with England, Scotland, Wales (the winners) the United States and Bermuda.

The Classic Lions’ squad has already been announced and includes:

                Ryan Grant (Scotland & the Lions)

                Adam Jones ( Wales)

                Alfie To’oala (Samoa)

                Richie Vernon (Scotland)

                Ryan Powel (Wales)

                Olly Barkley (England)

                Ollie Smith (England & the Lions)

                Ceri Sweeney (Wales)

                Rob Dewey (Scotland)

                Sean Lamont (Scotland)

                Allister Hogg (Scotland)

with the team once again captained by David Corkery (Ireland)

Latest News

2018 Classic - Finals Day

11 November 2018

Plate Final .  USA Classic Eagles 19 vs. France Classic Rugby 0 Classic Final . Irish Legends 0 vs Classic Pumas 25

2018 Classic - Day 4 scores

09 November 2018

Plate Semi Final:    Rugby Italian Classics 15 vs. USA Classic Eagles 16 Classic Semi Final: Classic Lions 6 vs Classic Pumas 11

2018 Classic - Day 3 Scores

08 November 2018

Plate Semi Final:     France Classic Rugby 17 vs. Classic Springboks 10 Classic Semi Final:   Irish Legends 10 vs. Rugby Canada 7

2018 Classic - Day 2 Scores

06 November 2018

Classic Lions 20 vs. Rugby Italian Classic XV 13 Classic Pumas 41 vs. USA Classic Eagles 7

2018 Classic - Day 1 Scores

05 November 2018

  Classic French 10 - Irish Legends 24 Classic Springboks 24 - Canadian Classics 26 Match reports to follow.....  

Updated team lists

17 October 2018

Teams lists as of October 30th, but please be aware there may be last minute changes. Canada (images/CLASSIC_CANADA.pdf) Eagles / USA (images/CLASSIC_EAGLES.pdf) Classic French (images/CLASSIC_FRENCH.pdf) Italy (images/CLASSIC_ITALY.pdf) Lions (images/CLASSIC_LIONS.pdf) Pumas / Argentina (images/CLASSIC_PUMAS.pdf) Springboks /...

Notable visitors for the 2018 Classic

17 October 2018

Patrice Lagisguet, manager of France Classic Rugby, was nicknamed the “Bayonne Express”. He played on the wing for France from 1983-1991, making 46 appearances and scoring 20 tries. He played in the...

Classic Team News

28 May 2018

The 30th Anniversary Classic (4th to the 11th November) Ireland will be managed by Shane Byrne who played 41 times for Ireland and made four appearances for the Lions. The Classic...

Rugby Classic Award

03 December 2015
Rugby Classic Award

The World Rugby Classic wins a 2015 Bermudian magazine Product Service Award!

Video of the 2012 WRC

22 April 2013

This great Youtube clip showcases the 2012 Classic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUHWZw29zu8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUHWZw29zu8)

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