A quiet weekend on the

international front

Mar 6, 2019, 2:25 PM

A quiet weekend on the international front, apart from a loss to Uruguay
in the ARC by the Eagles, which continues a stark downturn in form from
last year. Things are just not right at the international level.
But we are not dwelling on the bad news, as the 7's team again won in
Vegas to keep their brilliant recent form on the rise. Our own Mr Steve
Lewis(aka The Lizard) partook in the Vegas trip, so there should be a few
good stories!!

On the domestic game and another strong weekend of rugby from MLR!!
Our own boys, RUNY got back to winning ways with a resounding defeat of
Houston, 35-8.
The 5 try win means a bonus point also(first ever) and a move up to 5th
place in the standings. The team travel to Utah this weekend for a Friday
night game, 9pm ET(WATCH PARTY @ PIG N WHISTLE 36TH ST!!!!!!)

New Orleans bounced back to 1st place with a last minute try from Nick
Feakes(one of a hat-trick) to claim the win over Utah at a snowy Herriman.

Glendale kept the first shutout of the season at home in a snowstorm,
beating Toronto 22-0. In a game that started in 11 degree temps, Glendale
scored 4 tries to claim the bonus point and climb to 4th place in the

This weeks games as follows:
Friday, 3/8, 9pm ET...RUNY @ Utah, SNY & ESPN+
Sat, 3/9, 9pm ET...Austin @ Glendale,
Sun, 3/10,
8pm ET..Houston @ Seattle, ESPN+
10.30pm ET..Toronto @ San Diego. CBSSN

This weekend, we return to the 6 Nations Championship.
Wales will continue to strive for perfection and the Grand Slam v Scotland
in Murrayfield.
England will look to get back on track with a win over Italy in Twickenham
and can Ireland get their game back to normal when they host France on
Sunday at 11am(new time).
Sat 3/9
9.15am, Scotland v Wales
11.45am, England v Italy
Sun, 3/10
11am, Ireland v France

Again, Premium Sports will be collecting their customary, $20 at the door
but as always we will provide a bit of breakfast for all who pay in!!!

Hope to see you at sometime over the weekend!!!!


some good, some bad, some ugly

Feb 27, 2019, 4:17 PM


Well, after another weekend of rugby, some good, some bad, some ugly, we
ended up with a huge win for Wales, that kept the 6 Nations Championship
open to a few teams, a first loss for our own RUNY team and MLR's first
ever drawn game!!

Saturday morning started off with a France win over an understrength but
poor Scottish team, 27-10. France started some really young talent and
they showed the way, in a victory that got them their first winning points
of the championship.
The second game, with a full house here at the Pig 36th, saw England take
on Wales in Cardiff, while not a brilliant rugby game, it was as tense as
you can get and a superb 2nd half from Wales, to thoroughly deserve the
win, 21-13.
On Sunday morning, Ireland travelled to Rome and while getting the bonus
pt victory, 26-16, still seem out of sorts albeit missing a few regulars.
The next round of games is the weekend of March 9-10 with Scotland hosting
Wales, England welcome the Italians to Twickenham and on Sunday Mar 10th,
Ireland host France.

On the home front, our RUNY team sufferd their first defeat of the season
on their travels to Seattle. The defending champions winning on a
scoreline of 33-21. The game looked like being an end to end contest early
on, with RUNY leading 14-7 at the first "water break" but Seattle with the
help of a couple of handling errors and maybe a questionable call from the
ref, took hold and lead at the half, 26-14.
The second half was a solid defensive display by the champions, and
holding out in the end for the win. Seattle have a bye week this week,
RUNY head to Houston! WATCH PARTY!!! Don't forget the WATCH PARTY HERE AT

Other results, Toronto beat Houston 44-27, San Diego beat Austin, 45-17,
leaving Austin at 0-5 for the season.
On Sunday, we had the first ever draw in MLR history, Glendale battling
with Utah for the 26-26 draw. Utah were up 16pts in the first half.

This weeks fixtures:
All Saturday night games.
8pm: RUNY @ Houston, SNY...WATCH PARTY @ PIG N WHISTLE 36th ST
9pm: Toronto @ Glendale
9pm: New Orleans @ Utah, ESPN+

Our USA Eagles got themselves back on track with a win over Brazil, not
very comprehensively as some people might have thought beforehand but a
win is a win!!
This weekend, Saturday night, they take on Uruguay.
Game will be shown LIVE on FLO RUGBY here, Pig n Whistle 36th St, at 10pm
right after the RUNY game.

Again we thank you for your patronage and hope to see you over the weekend!!

the 6 Nations is

back this


Feb 20, 2019, 9:21 PM

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Well, after a week off, the 6 Nations is back this weekend and what a game
is in store for Saturday, with Wales hosting a resurgent English side,
who, if they win this game should go on to win the championship.

But, firstly this week, we are going to start at home here, and our own
team, RUNY, extending their winning start to the season, after a 2 week
break, with a great win over table toppers New Orleans. Our watch party
here, was treated to a fabulous open game of rugby, until the local game
feed went down and we missed the last 15minutes of the game, but we
persevered and Twitter kept us updated til the end, and Cathal Marsh
kicking the winning penalty, 27-24 the final score.
Congrats to James K, James E and all the crew on a great win!!!

So, RUNY, at 2-0, the only undefeated team in the league, travel to
Seattle this week, and what will be a sellout crowd on Sunday night, 7pm
ET, will also be a packed Pig n Whistle for another great Watch Party!!!

Also at the weekend, Glendale got their first win of the season, beating
Austin on a scoreline of 24-13.
Seattle beat Toronto, in what was a crazy 2nd half of rugby. The teams
were tied at the half, 17 apiece, Toronto go on a 13-0 run to lead 30-17,
midway thru the 2nd half, only for Seattle to score 18 unanswered points
to win the game, 35-30.(Exhausted even writing that).
San Diego beat Utah, 21-10, in a pretty non descript game really. A lot of
mistakes by Utah, not helping their cause and San Diego playing their 4th
game in 4 weeks, were sharp and took their chances to improve to 3-1 in
the standings.
This weeks games:
Friday, 2/22
8pm..San Diego @ Austin, Facebook Live.
8pm..Toronto @ Houston, ESPN+
Saturday, 2/23
9pm..Glendale @ Utah, ESPN+
Sunday, 2/24
7pm..RUNY @ Seattle, CBSSN  WATCH PARTY @ PIG N WHISTLE 36TH ST!!!!!!!!
Hope to see you guys/gals here for that!!!

Also this weekend, the Eagles team, gets their Americas Rugby Championship
back on the field, when they host Brazil, 8pm ET, on Saturday night, 2/23.

And then we come to the 6 Nations action.

Saturday morning starts us off with Scotlands trip to France, and who
knows how this game will go!! What French team will turn up?? How will
Scotland fare without Finn Russell pulling the strings??? An intriguing
game is on the cards.

Then, England travel to Cardiff, to take on the Welsh, in what could be
billed as the biggest game of the tournament. An English win(please
not):)), with games v Scotland and Italy, at Twickenham to come, would
surely make them massive favorites to win the Grand Slam, whereas a Welsh
win would open the tournament back up nicely(especially for Ireland):))
and set us up for a great last 2 weeks and some cracking rugby to be
played in March.

On Sunday, Ireland head to Rome, and will be looking for a bonus point win
over Italy, to keep themselves on track and build some momentum again,
towards the end of the championship.

Lineup as follows:
Saturday, 2/23
9.15am  France v Scotland
11.45am  Wales v England
Sunday, 2/24
10am  Italy v Ireland

As always, Premium will have their person on the door, collecting their
$20 but again we will have an Irish Breakfast for all who pay, make sure
you get your ticket!!!!

Hope to see you all over the weekend and remember, KEEP IT RUGBY!!!!

RUNY v NEW ORLEANS watch party

Feb 13, 2019, 5:48 PM


Well after a weekend of pretty non descriptive rugby, Six Nations wise,
maybe a weekend away from the International game is not a bad thing.


The first game on Saturday, saw Ireland travel to Edinburgh(Scotland) for
all you non-geographical persons:)) A game that may have promised a lot,
turned out to be a poor enough game, in which Ireland got back to winning
ways, while stopping Scotland's winning streak at home since 2016 in the
Six Nations.  22-13 was the final scoreline in a game that Ireland needed
to win after defeat to England in the 1st round.

Next, we saw Wales beat Italy in Rome, on a scoreline of 26-15.
Again. a poor enough game, with Italy keeping it close and stopping Wales
from getting the bonus point.

Sunday morning, we watched as England dismantled a shockingly poor France
side, with Jonny May having a field day. England look the side to beat, so
far, but their next game v Wales in Cardiff, will definitely test their
mettle. Losing Mako Vunipola from that front row will be a loss and
Wales,as always in Cardiff, will be chomping at the bit to get at them.

The USA Eagles suffered their first loss in the America's Rugby
Championship sice 2016, when falling to an Argentina XV in Rio Negro,
The scoreline of 45-14, will give you an idea of how bad the loss was, but
this was just an awful display from the Eagles and one in which they will
want to forget very quickly. Straight from the start, missed tackles,
indiscipline, poor handling and just plain poor mistakes were cause for a
defeat that Coach Gold was not nor should he be, happy about.
They have a bye-week this weekend, then it's back at it on Feb 23 v Brazil.

On to the local game, and RUNY had a second bye week and so remain
unbeaten still.:)
Also unbeaten is this weekends opponents, New Orleans, where the team
travel to, for Saturday's matchup.
This should be a cracker and don't forget our Watch Party here at Pig n
Whistle 36th St.
Fun Giveaways, Drink Specials, Complimentary snacks at halftime, and also
Magners Cider will be here to spend some money on all you RUNY Fans!!
The game kicks off at 3pm, so get here early and join in the fun!!

Other results from the past weekend, Toronto got their first ever win in
MLR, when a late try by captain, Dan Moor sealed the points in a 23-19 win
over Austin.
Also, a very late try, got the win for San Diego over a Houston team who
had led all the way until the 78th minute.

This weekends schedule:
Sat 2/16
3pm..New Orleans v Rugby United New York, SNY..Pig n Whistle 36th ST WATCH

Sun 2/17
5pm..Utah v San Diego, ESPN+
7pm..Glendale v Austin, CBSSN
8pm..Toronto v Seattle, ESPN+

Again, THANK YOU ALL, for your continued patronage and support of NYC's
Premier Rugby Bar, Pig n Whistle 36th St.



November 14th 2018

Hey All,

Happy Wednesday and hopefully you are all gearing up for what should be another fantastic weekend of rugby.

After the weekend gone by, which included important wins for Italy(over a 2nd Tier team in Georgia, vying for their 6 NAtions Spot), Wales over Australia for the first time in a decade and a last minute win for South Africa over France, to continue their resurgence with under a year to go to World Cup 2019 in Japan, we now look forward to the 2 Top Teams in the World clashing in Dublin in what should be a titanic battle.

Tickets are like gold dust, so why not get down here to The Pig n Whistle on 36th early and grab a seat, a few beers and lunch and enjoy what should be a great atmosphere!!

England start the days coverage off at 10am v Japan, and after the closest of defeats to New Zealand, will want to get back on track again. Scotland take on South Africa at 12.20pm  and we should get that entire game in before switching over to the Big One, Ireland v All Blacks. We will then show France v Argentina on Tape Delay after that game.

So, the lineup is:

10am  England v Japan
12.20pm  Scotland v South Africa
2pm  Ireland v New Zealand
4pm France v Argentina (Tape Delay)

Also NO COVER CHARGE for England game this weekend, how kind of Premium Sports!!

Look forward to seeing those of you not lucky enough to be travelling to any of the games and make sure you share this with ALL your rugby mates!!!


Images courtesy of and Getty Images

Images courtesy of and Getty Images

The Heineken Cup is back... almost

The EPCR have announced Dutch beer company Heineken as title partner of the Champions Cup from next season.

The tournament - won by Leinster for a fourth time this season - will now be known as the Heineken Champions Cup.

The premier rugby tournament in Europe was known as the Heineken Cup from 1995 until 2014, when the ERC was replaced by the EPCR as French and English clubs flexed their muscles and sought the restructuring of a tournament won by Irish provinces five times in seven seasons, between 2005 and 2012.