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


Sunday 4th

12:30pm     Gates Open

2:15pm       France Classic Rugby vs. Irish Legends (A)

3:45pm       Classic Springboks   vs.   Rugby Canada (B)

Monday 5th

5:30pm       Gates Open

7:00pm       Classic Lions vs. Rugby Italian Classic XV (C)

8:30pm       Classic Pumas vs. USA Classic Eagles (D)

Wednesday 7th      

10am - 1pm Youth Rugby Day with Classic Lions, sponsored by Colonial Group at National Sports Centre

5:30pm       Gates Open

7:00pm       Plate Semi Final:     Loser (A) vs. Loser (B)

8:30pm       Classic Semi Final: Winner (A) vs. Winner (B)

Thursday 8th      

5:30pm       Gates Open

7:00pm       Plate Semi Final:     Loser (C) vs. Loser (D)

8:30pm       Classic Semi Final: Winner C vs Winner (D)

Saturday 10th      

5:30pm       Gates Open

7:00pm       Plate Final

8:30pm       Classic Final

skySince its inception in 1988, the Classic has received generous support from our sponsors.

In 1988 when we started out trying to sell a new concept required a big leap of faith and we were delighted that the following shared the dream:

Pan Am Airlines
Transworld Oil
Pinnacle Reinsurance
Bank of Bermuda
Elbow Beach Hotel and

Some of these pioneering sponsors are no longer around but it is very pleasing to note the continuing support from Tourism and HSBC (Bank of Bermuda) while Elbow Beach continues to be involved.

Today we continue to receive generous support from our Major Sponsors:

The Fairmont Southampton
Gosling's Rum &
XL Catlin

 ...while nearly thirty companies support the Classic by using the Hospitality Village to entertain clients and staff.

Results & Schedule

Game A: Classic Lions 38—Italy 7

Game B: Canada 14—South Africa 17

Game C: Argentina 33 - USA 14

Game D:   France 7—New Zealand 14

Plate Semi Final A: Canada 17 - Italy 0

Classic Semi Final B: Classic Lions 7- South Africa 14

Plate Semi Final C: USA 12 vs France 28

Classic Semi Final D: Argentina 40 vs New Zealand 14


7:00pm Plate Final

Canada vs France

8:30pm World Rugby Classic Final

South Africa vs Argentina


During Classic Week over 6,000 guests are entertained in the Hospitality Village which runs the length of one of the touchlines.

Guests are entertained with a variety of food and wines and Bermuda’s special drink Dark n’ Stormy, all at the invitation of Bermuda’s major international companies, banks and audit firms as well as a number of overseas companies. Our clients include:


Allianz Risk Transfer

American International

Argo Group


Butterfield Group

Bank of New York Mellon

Colonial Group

Conyers, Dill & Pearman

Ernst & Young

Guy Carpenter







XL Catlin

While these corporate clients jealously guard their location from one year to the next, now and again the odd tent does become available.

Latest News

WRC 2017 Finals Night - Match Reports

13 November 2017

Royal Gazette - Pumas vs All Blacks Final (http://www.royalgazette.com/rugby/article/20171112/pumas-power-way-to-first-title-since-2011) Royal Gazette - Lions vs Springboks - Plate Final (http://www.royalgazette.com/rugby/article/20171112/martin-i-wish-wed-played-like-that-earlier)

2017 day 4 - Results (updated)

10 November 2017

Plate Semi Final: Eagles (USA) 21 vs South Africa 24 Classic Semi Final: Italy 12 vs All Blacks 24   Royal Gazette - Match Reports (http://www.royalgazette.com/rugby/article/20171110/all-blacks-cruise-into-final)

2017 Day 3 - Results (updated)

09 November 2017

Classic Lions 31 - Canada 5 Classic Pumas 25 - France 6 Royal Gazette - Match Reports (http://www.royalgazette.com/sport/article/20171109/argentina-break-through-french-resistance)  

2017 Day 2 - Results (updated)

07 November 2017

Classic All Blacks 31 vs. USA Classic Eagles 13 Classic Springboks 17 vs. Rugby Italian Classic XV 30

2017 Day 1 - Results (updated)

06 November 2017

Classic Pumas 57 vs. Rugby Canada 5 Classic Lions 7 vs. France Classic Rugby 10

WRC 2017 Team news

01 November 2017

For The Classic Pumas... Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino was capped 52 times for Argentina from 2009 to 2015 and played in the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups as well as for...

Lamont among top names for Classic Lions

04 October 2017

Sean Lamont, Mike Ross and Marcus Horan will be among the heavy hitters looking to help the Classic Lions reclaim the World Rugby Classic title next month. Lions, who previously claimed...

Classic Lions Team Announced

18 August 2017

The 2017 Classic Lions Team has been announced. Notable highlights are: Sean Lamont was capped 105 times for Scotland becoming only the second Scottish player to reach 100 caps. He was...

The 30th World Rugby Classic...

02 May 2017

For those of us still around from the start in 1988, it is quite hard to believe this November we will be celebrating the 30th World Rugby Classic! Time has certainly...

2016 Finals Day - Reports

21 November 2016

Classic Final: A pair of superbly worked second-half tries secured South Africa a sixth title at the World Rugby Classic at the North Field on Saturday night. Tonderai Chavhanga and...


13 November 2016

World Rugby Classic 2016 Champions - Classic Springboks. South Africa 12 - Argentina 0 Plate Final: France 18 - Canada 15 match reports to follow...

WRC 2016 - Day 3 - Match Reports & Photos

10 November 2016

Springboks dig deep to tame Lions http://www.royalgazette.com/rugby/article/20161110/springboks-dig-deep-to-tame-lions (http://www.royalgazette.com/rugby/article/20161110/springboks-dig-deep-to-tame-lions) The third day of the 2016 Bermuda http://bernews.com/2016/11/world-rugby-classic-canada-south-africa-win/ (http://bernews.com/2016/11/world-rugby-classic-canada-south-africa-win/)

WRC 2016 - Day 3 - Results & Schedule

10 November 2016

Results Schedule Game A: Classic Lions 38—Italy 7 Game B: Canada 14—South Africa 17 Game C: Argentina 33 - USA 14 Game D: France 7—New Zealand 14 Wednesday: Plate Semi...

WRC 2016 - Day 2 Report

08 November 2016

New Zealand made a convincing start to their World Rugby Classic campaign with a 14-7 win over France at a wet and windy North Field.

WRC 2016 - Results so far and upcoming schedule

08 November 2016

Results Schedule Game A: Classic Lions 38—Italy 7 Game B: Canada 14—South Africa 17 Game C: Argentina 33 - USA 14 Game D: France 7—New Zealand 14 Wednesday: 7:15pm Canada...

WRC 2016 - Day 1 Photos

07 November 2016

Photos of Canada vs South Africa here: http://bernews.com/2016/11/rugby-classic-photos-canada-vs-south-africa/ (http://bernews.com/2016/11/rugby-classic-photos-canada-vs-south-africa/)

WRC 2016 - Day 1 Results

07 November 2016

Game A: Classic Lions 38—Italy 7 Game B: Canada 14—South Africa 17


30 October 2016

CLASSIC LIONS 6 Tony Buckley Prop 25 caps Ireland Munster 7 James Cockle Prop England U21 London Irish 3 Gareth Evans Hooker Combined services (19) London Welsh 12...

What's on!

30 October 2016
What's on!

WRC 2016 Opening Party

21 October 2016
WRC 2016 Opening Party

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Who is coming this year?

03 October 2016

Some of the top internationals playing in this year’s Classic: Martin Castrogiovanni: 119 caps for Italy Percy Montgomery: 102 caps for South Africa Shane Williams: ...

Schedule updates

22 September 2016

The 2016 schedule has been updated with times for gate opening, teams and entertainment. Please check it out!

Team News for 2016

22 September 2016

Some exciting teamanews for this year's Classic. CLASSIC LIONS Shane Williams (Wales and the British Irish Lions) was capped on 87 occasions for Wales (2000-2011) and toured three...

Classic Hospitality News

16 March 2016

The 29th Annual World Rugby Classic will take place from the 6th to the 12th November and will feature teams representing Argentina, British Isles, Canada, France, Italy, New Zealand, South...

2016 News

07 January 2016

The 2015 World Rugby Classic may be only a recent memory but already the wheels are turning for this year's renewal which runs from the 6th to the 12th November. Contacts...

Rugby Classic Award

03 December 2015
Rugby Classic Award

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

Lions punish All Blacks

16 November 2015

From The Royal Gazette (http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20151115/SPORT10/151119835)...It was a role reversal in the World Rugby Classic final as the Classic Lions stormed to a comfortable 22-5 victory over the All Blacks in...

Finals Night Match Reports

16 November 2015

From The Royal Gazette (http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20151116/SPORT10/151119809)...In the wake of the suicide bombings in Paris, it seemed only fitting that France claimed an emotional 17-5 win over the Classic Eagles in the...

WRC 2015 Champions - The Classic Lions

15 November 2015

The Classic lions beat The Classic All Blacks 22-5 in the final of the 2015 World Rugby Classic. In the first match, France beat The Classic Eagles 17 - 5 in...


13 November 2015

Italy 19 - USA 48 Classic All Blacks 20 - Classic Springboks 14


12 November 2015

Canada 0 - France 24 Classic Lions 20 - Argentina 17

WRC 2015 Golf Tournament - Riddells Bay

11 November 2015

1st. Classic Lions 2nd Argentina 3rd Bermuda 1st Gross. Hugh Cahill. Bermuda 1st Net. Rob Linde. France


10 November 2015

South Africa 29 - U.S.A. 12 Classic All Blacks 12 - Italy 6

WRC 2015 Day one results

09 November 2015

Match 1 - Argentina 14 - France 12 Match 2 - Classic Lions 43 - Canada 7

2014 Classic - FInals Day

16 November 2014

Final Day Scores:Tour match: Bermuda Old Boys 12, British Army Masters 32Plate Final: France 24, Italy 5Classic Final: New Zealand 17, Classic Lions 3 New Zealand made the return to the...

Day Four - semi finals

13 November 2014

New Zealand produced a more polished display to sweep Argentina aside last night and book a mouth-watering final date with the Classic Lions tomorrow. read more.. (http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141114/SPORT10/141119835) It might not have...

Day Four - Semi Final Results

13 November 2014

day fours scores...so... Canada 0 vs. France 22 Plate Semi Final Argentina 12 vs. New Zealand 33 Classic Semi Final which means on Saturday.. Plate Final: Italy...

Day 3 - Semi Finals

13 November 2014

First reports from Island Stats..read more (http://www.islandstats.com/sport.asp?sport=6 assoc=1 newsid=30982) Classic Lipns roar into final ...The Royal Gazette (http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141113/SPORT10/141119883)

Day 3 - Scores

13 November 2014

Day 3 scores.. more to follow Atlanta Renegades 19 vs. British Army Masters 10 Italy 14 vs. United States 7 Plate Semi Final Classic Lions 13 vs. South Africa...


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