FloRugby Weekend Watch Guide

Maddocks Joins Aussies For Oktoberfest 7s

It's another big weekend of live rugby on FloSports with major professional and international competitions underway.

While much of the rugby universe's attention will be focused on the opening round of the World Cup, that won't be the only big event of the weekend. 

We'll have full coverage of Oktoberfest 7s as well as two big games in the Premiership Rugby Cup.

Oktoberfest 7s

This figures to be a highly entertaining spectacle, featuring the top six teams in the world — Fiji, USA, New Zealand, South Africa, England, Australia—as well as France and hosts Germany

Watch Oktoberfest 7s LIVE and On Demand here on FloSports - Sep 21-22

The tournament, held in Munich, will be played amidst the world's largest beer festival, as travelers from all across the globe will be in town for the festivities. It should be a fun, action-packed start to the 7s season full of thrills and good times. 

However, for the teams competing, the competition also means business. Serious business. 

With the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo on tap at the end of this season, players will be more determined than ever to show their coaches they deserve a shot at Olympic glory. Oktoberfest is the first opportunity for a lot of guys to impress, earn a spot on the HSBC tour, and ultimately win a seat on the plane to Tokyo. 

South Africa and New Zealand have brought in some of their very best players for this weekend, whereas Fiji and the United States are experimenting with some young up-and-comers. 

These players will be chomping at the bit to show what they can do and become regulars on the circuit ahead of the Olympics. 

Australia and England are a couple of teams that will bring a mixed bag of experience and experimentation. 

Australian Super Rugby star Jack Maddocks switches to the 7s code this week after just missing out on Wallaby selection for the World Cup. And young Toby Venner, who was incredible at the Premiership 7s, gets the late call-up after Oliver Lindsey-Hague dropped out. 

Top 5 Players From Premiership 7s

Premiership Rugby Cup

With a delayed start to the Gallagher Premiership season thanks to the World Cup, the Premiership Rugby Cup will serve as the first serious hit-out for many of English rugby's biggest stars

U.S.-based subscribers can watch the Premiership Rugby Cup kick off this weekend LIVE and On-Demand on FloSports

Harlequins vs Bristol Bears - Sep 20 - 2:45 pm (ET)

Exeter Chiefs vs Bath - Sep 21 - 10:00 am (ET)

While the very very top Premiership players will be busy playing in Japan, the rest will be home competing with one another in the first few rounds of the Premiership Rugby Cup. 

In addition to many veteran stars not going to the World Cup, this competition is a massive opportunity for younger players to establish themselves as first-team players. 

On Saturday, FloSports subscribers can watch Harlequins take on the Bristol Bears on Friday at 2:45 pm (ET), and then Exeter host Bath on Saturday at 10:00 am (ET).

West Coast 7s Day 1 Schedule

Watch both days of the West Coast 7s, Oct. 19 & 20, right here on FloRugby!

Pivotal Weekend For WPL Playoff Hopefuls


Following a week off, WPL teams should be fresh and ready to get down to business this weekend in the penultimate round of the campaign.

Evolving USA Rugby Part 2: Coaches, Stay Coachable

The growth of rugby in America relies not only on the improvement of the players, but also that of the coaches. 

Irishmen Primed For All Blacks Battle

Joe Schmidt has named a starting side that includes eight players from Leinster for Saturday's quarterfinal showdown with New Zealand. 

Youngster Jordan Petaia Scores Huge Start

Michael Cheika has picked his side for Saturday's huge quarterfinal clash with England at Oita Stadium, and among his starters is 19-year-old center Jordan Petaia.

Surprise Move: Ford Out, Slade In For England

Coach Eddie Jones has surprised many by moving flyhalf George Ford to the bench for England's quarterfinal bout with Australia.

Evolving USA Rugby Part 1: Build The Youth

It didn't take a genius to watch any of the USA's four World Cup matches and observe that the other teams are more experienced than we are. 

Evolving USA Rugby: Where Do We Go From Here?

Sunday's 31-19 loss to Tonga in the final game of pool play means that the USA will have to wait another four years for a shot at a World Cup victory.

Age-Old Rivalry Reignited This Weekend

Australian coaches Eddie Jones and Michael Cheika will renew a rivalry stretching back more than 30 years when Jones's England face the Wallabies in Saturday's World Cup quarterfinal in Oita, Japan.

8 X-Factors For This Weekend's Quarterfinals

Eight stand-out players from the Rugby World Cup quarter-finalists, ahead of this weekend's games: