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The Busan Bandits Rugby Club (Busan Bandits RFC) and Busan Gaelic Football Club (Laochra Busan GAA) are hosting an Open Training Day at the Samnak Soccer Pitch, Sasang-gu (Directions below).
All are welcome…
Come and experience both Gaelic Football and Rugby Union.
Meet the teams, help grow our community AND HAVE FUN!
It’s all about fitness, learning new skills and team building. There will be NO contact for either sport.
The Open Training Day starts at 11am, finishes at 2pm and Pitch Side refreshments will be provided after training.
Please check out AND click on the map below for directions.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask using the ‘Your Comments‘ section in the form just below.
You can watch all your rugby at the Wolfhound in Busan, including Six Nations, Rugby Championship and Super Rugby matches.
The Wolfhound Irish Pub and Restaurant has also been the main supporter of the Busan Bandits rugby club for a number of years, and is the “official clubhouse” of the team.
Wolfhound Irish Pub and Restaurant – Busan
You can watch the rugby on two different screens and there are two electronic dart boards, as well as one traditional dart board available for relaxation in between rugby matches.
The Wolfhound has been a favorite watering hole for travelers and locals alike – going all the way back to 2010.
They have a mouth-watering food menu as well as an extensive drinks menu available from 5pm week days and 11am on weekends. The drinks menu also include a number of local and foreign beers on tap.
If you are looking to watch the rugby, or just looking for a fun night out in Busan near Haeundae Beach, the Wolfhound is definitely the place to go. There is always a crowd of locals and travelers, good music to dance and listen to, and just has an all round great vibe.
The owners and staff are friendly and accommodating – just ask, and your restaurant needs will be attended to.
Rugby at the Wolfhound!
The Busan Bandits RFC hosted KERA 19 – 6 on Saturday, October 19th. It was the club’s second home tournament for the 2019 KERA league season. The Bandits welcomed the Seoul Survivors, Stars & Stripes Korea Military Rugby and the Ulsan Goblins.
The tournament was played on a wet pitch but the results were a fair reflection of the KERA season with the Seoul Survivors once again claiming the Joe Day Cup after losing it for two years.
KERA 19-6 Tournament Location and Directions
The KERA 19 – 6 tournament took place at the Samnak (삼락) Riverside Sports Park on a wet and soggy Soccer Pitch B (686, Samnak-dong, Sasang-gu, Busan-si) / 부산 사상생태공원 축구장B (부산광역시 사상구 삼락동 686).
Samnak Riverside Park Directions
- Get off at Sasang Station (Metro line 2) and go out exit 3.
- Walk about 15 minutes toward the Nakdong River, or get off Gwaebeop Renecite Station on the Busan-Gimhae Light Rail Transit line and cross the bridge leading to the park.
- When heading heading south on Nakdong Dae-ro, there is a turnoff to the left that leads to a small tunnel (4.2m clearance) under Gangbyeon Dae-ro.
- Take that turnoff and then turn left after exiting the tunnel.
- You will see the soccer pitch (B) on your right.
Click on the image for a live Google map
KERA 19-6 Match Day Schedule And Results
The KERA 19 – 6 match day schedule with results …
The Busan Bandits Year At A Glance
After failing to field a team during the last tournament, the Bandits put in a decent effort in their second home tournament of the season. They came away with a win against Ulsan and shared the spoils with the Stars & Stripes team. The match against the Survivors is one they would probably like to forget.
It was very much a bag of mixed fortunes kind of season for the Bandits. They were flying high for two consecutive years, with back-to-back KERA league championship wins and one Knock – Out Shield win.
As is the nature of expatriate rugby, some experienced personnel left Korean shores and the Bandits went into the 2019 season with a number of new and inexperienced players. A spate of injuries also didn’t contribute much to their cause.
That said, the Bandits for Life spirit lives on and they will no doubt be a force to be reckoned with in the near future.
The KERA 19 – 6 Social Event
The KERA 19 – 6 social event (prize-giving and speeches) was held at the Busan Bandits ‘clubhouse’, also known as The Wolfhound Irish Pub & Restaurant.
Presentations and speeches started at 6:30 pm and was followed by a Rugby World Cup 2019 quarter final as well as the usual social shenanigans.
The Wolfhound also screened all the quarter finals live throughout the weekend.
Thanks to the contribution of all involved, KERA 19 – 6 Busan was a great success. Next up is the KERA Knock-Out Shield 2019 tournament to be held in Daegu.
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
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.
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).
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.
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.