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The Korean Expatriate Rugby Association League visited Pyeongtaek, Gyeongi Province, for the second time in 2019. This time the event, KERA 19-5, took place at the Osan Middle High School on the Osan Air Base.

Stars and Stripes Korea are the hosts of KERA 19-5 on 28 September 2019 on Osan Air Base

KERA 19 – 5: Stars & Stripes Military Rugby Korea

The Stars & Stripes team used their home ground advantage to great effect by claiming wins against both Ulsan Goblins and Seoul Survivors. It is the second time this year that the up-and-coming military team has claimed a Survivor scalp. They made it 2 wins from 2 matches played.

KERA 19 – 5: Seoul Survivors

The Seoul Survivors registered a win against the Ulsan Goblins and yet another loss to the athletic Stars & Stripes team. Although comfortably leading the KERA Log, they seem to have found a new nemesis.

KERA 19-5: Ulsan Goblins

The Ulsan lads once again put in some spirited performances with new players added to their ranks. They welcomed Spencer Ferguson who played his first KERA tournament in Ulsan colours. Unfortunately they could not manage to register a win on the day.

KERA 19-5: Busan Bandits

The Busan Bandits rugby team was an unfortunate late withdrawel from the KERA 19 – 5 tournament. This was due to a spate of injuries and pre-arranged Rugby World Cup 2019 travel plans.

KERA 19-5 After Party

After all the matches were concluded, the teams moved on to the Tailgate Tavern for the prize-giving ceremony, Rugby World Cup 2019 matches and usual social shenanigans.

Click on the image for directions to Tailgate Tavern.

A big “thank you” to the Stars & Stripes team for hosting a successful KERA 19-5 tournament and congratulations on the two good wins.

It’s Rugby World Cup time and the air is buzzing with excitement … literally, as you just have to access Facebook to get what we mean. But, the pressing matter at hand is … how to watch the rugby world cup online here in Korea, or the rest of Asia for that matter.

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There is a long list of official broadcasters available, but it is of no help to us here in Korea. Many of us subscribe to RugbyPass, but unfortunately they don’t have broadcasting rights.

Then, of course, there are a fair number of watering holes across Korea who’ll be screening most, if not all, of the games. If pubs and bars are not your thing, or you’d just like to chill at home and watch online, then we have two solutions for you. 

  • Official Rugby World Cup 2019 website
  • ITV website

It seems that rugbyworldcup.com are streaming the matches live (or possibly delayed), and it is a win-win situation for all rugby fans worldwide.

If you experience any problems with rugbyworldcup.com streams, then your next option is itv.com.

What Is ITV

Let us explain …

ITV is a UK based online video on demand service accessible through the main ITV website, itv.com. The service offers a variety of programs across ITV, ITV2, ITVBe, ITV3, ITV4 and CITV. Most important of all is that all 48 Rugby World Cup matches will be available on ITV for free (ITV 4 and ITV Hub).

Watch the Rugby World Cup 2019 Japan on ITV Hub

As long as you are in the UK, you can stream all the matches online for free. Okay, so we are not in the UK! How are we going to do this?

Easy … we are going to use a VPN (virtual private network).

What VPN To Use

For the sake of simplicity we recommend you use ExpressVPN. Here’s why …

ExpressVPN is really easy to use, is incredibly fast and works everywhere (incuding China). Also, signing up for ExpressVPN only takes a few minutes. All you have to do is select their pricing plan, enter in your e-mail, and put in your purchase information. There aren’t any long-winded questionnaires involved. Just a quick 1,2,3 and you’re done.

The Busan Bandits recommend ExpressVPN to keep you safe from prowling eyes

You can use ExpressVPN on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. You’re allowed up to three connections per subscription. So if you’re person with multiple devices you won’t get left out in the cold.

Unlike other VPNs that require you to enter your login information every time you use their software, you only have to enter an activation code (which is given to you when you sign-up and download ExpressVPN) once and you’re ready to watch World Cup Rugby 2019 online. They have a monthly subscription available if you are not interested in subscribing to a VPN service for the long haul.

After you have subscribed to, and downloaded ExpressVPN, you then access ITV.

Remember to have your VPN activated with your location set to UK, London, before you click through to ITV. Then all you need to do is sign up for a free ITV account, confirm your e-mail address, and you’re good to go. Just note that you’ll be asked to enter a (UK) post code. You can find a way around that here.

We hope this information helped you to watch the Rugby World Cup 2019 online in Korea and that your team exceeds your expectations.

It’s that time folks – Rugby World Cup 2019 (Japan) and you can catch the vibe right here in Busan.

We’ve been waiting for this event for the last four years and the excitement levels are on an all-time high. The Busan Bandits RFC have decided to show their support for the most prestigious event on the rugby union calendar by organizing a pub crawl in Gwangan, Busan.

Gorilla Brewing Co, LA Bar&Grill and Evas Pub & Lounge, have made it possible for us to enjoy 6 or 7 hours of drinking beer, eating delicious food and sharing great banter. There are rugby matches to be watched and supporters will no doubt froth over the big hits and cheap shots.

The Busan Bandits are hosting a pub crawl in Busan on September 21, 2019

Times and Venues

The pub crawl kicks off 4pm – 6:30pm at the Gorilla Brewing Co. The first stage of the crawl includes …

  • 2 Craft beers and scrumptious chicken wings.
  • Live Screening – France vs Argentina

Next, from 6:45pm – 9pm, we move on to LA Bar&Grill, where you’ll be treated to …

  • 3 Craft beers and a mouth watering light buffet.
  • Live Screening – South Africa vs New Zealand

Finally, we crawl to Evas Pub & Lounge at 9:30pm – 11:30pm. The final  stage of the crawl includes …

  • 2 Sexy cocktails
  • Rooftop banter and …
  • Great music.

What Is The Cost?

For the first 20 people, it’ll be KRW 40 000 and after that it’s KRW 45 000. Please note that space is limited. So please contact Justin Haynes via private message ASAP.

How To Get To Gorilla Brewing Co.

Bring your friends and come out to Gwangan to enjoy the Busan Rugby World Cup 2019 Pub Crawl with us and our club supporters!

Amateur rugby players traveling the world sometimes find it difficult to exercise due to a lack of gym facilities, communication issues in foreign countries, or being forced to sign up for expensive gym contracts. Any one of these situations can be very frustrating. There is, however, a solution for this problem … the Human Trainer Suspension Gym.

Suspension gyms always seem to be incorporated into popular workouts in some way or another. They are used by elite athletes to increase their all-round flexibility, agility and core. They also give you a great full body workout. They are portable, fun and easy to use.

Introducing the Human Trainer

The Human Trainer offers you a way to work out that is highly efficient, works your whole body, adapts to any fitness level and is actually fun.

Instead of using bulky weights, plates, or pulleys, The Human Trainer uses the human body for resistance. The dynamic resistance principal allows you to instantly adjust the amount of your body weight you are lifting by simply shifting your angle. You can lift as little or as much as you can by simply changing the angle of your body.

What The Human Trainer Is All About

It allows you to switch from one exercise to another without consuming a lot of your workout time. With a simple adjustment of the detachable handle to any one of the five rings on the main strap and you’re on to the next exercise. With it’s unique dual strap design you can even do dips, chin-ups and pull-ups.

Engage you core and stabilizer muscles like never before. The multiple clipping positions mean that you can quickly adapt The Human Trainer to do a any number of exercises including:

  • pull ups
  • dips
  • rows
  • chest press
  • ab crunches
  • assisted squats
  • tricep press
  • and dozens more

 

The Human Trainer Essential Kit comes with …

  • Two main straps
  • Two hand handles
  • Two foot cradles
  • Two door stoppers
  • User manual
  • Door hanger
The Human Trainer Essential Kit offers you everything you need for a mobile full body workout.

The doorstoppers are very handy when traveling and you don’t have a place to stabilize your suspension gym. You can even continue using the door with doorstoppers in place. The user manual gives you an all-round overview of the product and also includes instructions and even some illustrated exercises. The door hanger is comes in handy when you want to warn other door users that a workout is in session.

If you prefer to add on all the available accessories, you can consider the Full Potential Complete Kit. These extras include …

  • Ceiling mounts
  • Versatility anchors
  • Extra hand handles
  • Ab straps
The Human Trainer Full Potential Complete Kit offers you versatility options for indoor and outdoor training and workouts.

The versatility anchors comes in handy when you are training outdoors and need to make use of trees or jungle gyms.

What We Enjoy Most About The Human Trainer

What we appreciate about the Human Trainer Suspension Gym is that it doesn’t take up a lot of room. It’s lightweight and portable so you can travel with it. It also has an attachment so it can be used outdoors. Just pack your Human Trainer in a bag, find a suitable area at the beach, the park (jungle gyms or trees) and enjoy the best of both worlds.

To keep your body fit to make tackles like the one in the image below, you need the Human Trainer.

The body needs to be fit and healty to make a rugby tackle like this.

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