McMullan’s Irish Pub to show Rugby World Cup

Games begin Sept. 18, conclude with final Oct. 31

McMullan's Irish PubLAS VEGAS – McMullan’s Irish Pub will show every match of the Rugby World Cup beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18, with the England vs. Fiji match from Twickenham Stadium. (The opening ceremony will take place at 8:15 a.m.) The final game will take place at 5 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Twenty teams will compete for rugby’s highest honor.

The TV feed is owned by Premium Sports, Inc., so there is an obligatory $20 per person per day fee to view the games.

“Rugby is hugely popular in the former British Colonies and Europe, and it’s starting to pick up in the United States the way soccer did a few years ago,” said Brian McMullan, owner of the pub. “There are many people in Las Vegas – residents and tourists, alike – who enjoy the sport but never get to watch games because it’s not broadcast in the States very often. We wanted to broadcast it to showcase to fans and maybe create some new ones in the process.”

A complete list of games and times (all times are PDT):

  • 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18, Opening ceremony
  • 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18, (Pool A) Englandvs. Fiji at Twickenham Stadium
  • 1 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, (Pool C) Tonga vs. Georgia at Kingsholm Stadium
  • 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, (Pool D) Ireland vs. Canada at Millennium Stadium
  • 5:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, (Pool B) South Africa vs. Japan at Brighton Community Stadium
  • 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, (Pool D) France vs. Italy at Twickenham Stadium
  • 1 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, (Pool B) Samoa vs. United States at Brighton Community Stadium
  • 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, (Pool A) Wales vs. Uruguay at Millennium Stadium
  • 5:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, (Pool C) New Zealand vs. Argentina at Wembley Stadium
  • 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, (Pool B) Scotland vs. Japan at Kingsholm Stadium
  • 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, (Pool A) Australia vs. Fiji at Millennium Stadium
  • 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, (Pool D) France vs. Romania at Olympic Stadium
  • 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, (Pool C) New Zealand vs. Namibia at Olympic Stadium
  • 5:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, (Pool C) Argentina vs. Georgia at Kingsholm Stadium
  • 5:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, (Pool B) South Africa vs. Samoa at Villa Park
  • 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, (Pool A) Englandvs. Wales at Twickenham Stadium
  • 1 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, (Pool A) Australia vs Uruguay at Villa Park
  • 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, (Pool B) Scotland vs. United States at Elland Road
  • 5:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, (Pool D) Ireland vs. Romania at Wembley Stadium
  • 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, (Pool C) Tonga vs. Namibia at Sandy Park
  • 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, (Pool A) Wales vs. Fiji at Millennium Stadium
  • 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, (Pool D) France vs. Canada at Stadium MK
  • 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, (Pool C) New Zealand vs. Georgia at Millennium Stadium
  • 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, Aussie Rules Grand Final
  • 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, (Pool B) Samoa vs. Japan at Stadium MK
  • 5:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, (Pool B) South Africa vs. Scotland at St. James’ Park
  • 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, (Pool A) England vs. Australia at Twickenham Stadium
  • 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, (Pool C) Argentina vs. Tonga at Leicester City Stadium
  • 5:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, (Pool D) Ireland vs. Italy at Olympic Stadium
  • 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, (Pool D) Canada vs. Romania at Leicester City Stadium
  • 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, (Pool A) Fiji vs. Uruguay at Stadium MK
  • 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, (Pool B) South Africa vs. United States at Olympic Stadium
  • 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, (Pool C) Namibia vs. Georgia at Sandy Park
  • 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, (Pool C) New Zealand vs. Tonga at St. James’ Park
  • 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, (Pool B) Samoa vs. Scotland at St. James’ Park
  • 5:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, (Pool A) Australia vs. Wales at Twickenham Stadium
  • 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, (Pool A) England vs. Uruguay at Manchester City Stadium
  • 1 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 11, (Pool C) Argentina vs. Namibia at Leicester City Stadium
  • 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, (Pool D) Italy vs. Romania at Sandy Park
  • 5:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, (Pool D) France vs. Ireland at Millennium Stadium
  • 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, (Pool B) United States vs. Japan at Kingsholm Stadium
  • 2 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, Quarter-Final 2: Winner Pool B vs.  Runner-Up Pool A at Twickenham Stadium
  • 5 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, Quarter-Final 1: Winner Pool C vs. Runner-Up Pool D at Millennium Stadium
  • 2 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, Quarter-Final 4: Winner Pool A vs. Runner-Up Pool B at Twickenham Stadium
  • 5 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, Quarter-Final 3: Winner Pool D vs. Runner-Up Pool C at Millennium Stadium
  • 5 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, Semi-Final 1: Winner QF1 vs. W QF2 at Twickenham Stadium
  • 6 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 25, Semi-Final 2: Winner QF3 vs. Winner QF4 at Twickenham Stadium
  • 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, Bronze Final at Olympic Stadium
  • 5 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, Final

Pool A includes Australia, England, Wales, Fiji and Uruguay while Pool B is made up of South Africa, Samoa, Japan, Scotland and the United States. In Pool C, there are teams from New Zealand, Argentina, Tonga, Georgia and Namiba with France, Ireland, Italy, Canada and Romania in Pool D.

The Rugby World Cup is the highest prize in the sport and one of the world’s premier competitions. The cup takes place every four years, with the first event held in Australia and New Zealand in 1987 with 16 teams (now 20 teams). The winner of the Rugby World Cup earns the Webb Ellis Cup, named for William Webb Ellis, the sport’s founder.

Established by Irishman Brian McMullan in 2002, McMullan’s Irish Pub is as much restaurant as it is pub. Not your typical local bar, McMullan’s Irish Pub – located at 4650 W. Tropicana, just west of The Orleans Hotel & Casino – brings an authentic Irish flavor to the heart of Las Vegas. The pub is 8,000 square feet and consists of a 150-cover restaurant, banquet and meeting rooms for 100 people, two bars and 15 machines, including video poker and Keno progressives.

For additional information on McMullan’s Irish Pub, call 702-247-7000 or visit mcmullansirishpub.com. For a full schedule of matches, visit rugbyworldcup.com.

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