Monday, 15 July 2019

Rugby World Cup 2019 Teaching Resources

Well hello there!

I can't believe it's almost Rugby World Cup time again! Where did those 4 years go? I'm very excited about the Rugby World Cup which is starting on 20th September and running until the final match on 2nd November. It also coincides nicely with the start of the school year. So what better way to get into the spirit of things than with a few lessons tied into the theme of the Rugby World Cup? 

Due to its popularity in previous years, I have updated this resource pack with lots of things to decorate your classroom (in particular, the RWC bunting would be a great first day back to school activity and would brighten up your classroom and start to fill up your walls from day 1!) and some different resources and ideas for various subject levels. I've also got a page in there with links to other good resources I have found.

The maths activities included in the pack are quite challenging so I would say that this pack is most suited to upper primary/elementary school.

The pack includes:

  • A heading and posters displaying the 4 pools
  • Flashcards with each of the participating countries' names and flags
  • Bunting with black and white versions of the participating countries' flags for the children to decorate - a very easy display to create and it would make your classroom/corridors very festive!
  • An 8-page research project template - This could be used in class or as a homework task. The idea is that the children choose (independently or randomly select from a hat!) one of the participating countries to study in depth.
  • Two maths loop games (one is based on the 5 times tables, the other is quite challenging!)
  • A rugby-based maths target game (this one's a good challenge!)
  • A table quiz about the RWC (with answers!) and an answer sheet for the children
  • Language, drama, PE, music, art and history lesson ideas.
  • Useful links to other resources that might be helpful

The pack is just $3 (that's less than €3!). If you wish to purchase it, pop over to my TPT store by clicking here.

Here's an example of a Rugby World Cup classroom display created by the wonderful Ms. Forde of Ms. Forde's Classroom during the 2015 RWC using the 2015 version of the pack. 

For Irish teachers, a version as Gaeilge is available in my TPT store for the same price. This could be very useful for teachers in gaelscoileanna or if you choose to do "caitheamh aimsire" as your téama in September or October.
(To clarify, I've only translated the materials that the children will use and the questions for the tráth na gceist. The teaching ideas and instructions are still written in English.)

I have just created a Rugby World Cup Fixtures Wall Calendar and added it to my TPT store. It costs just $1! Enjoy!


  1. Hi, I just downloaded your Rugby package. It's beautiful. Thanks for making it! A couple of things though (for the next world cup). A drop goal is a "preabchúl" not a "dropchúl". And "Corn Domhanda" is for soccer. Rugby seems to go with "Corn Rugbaí an Domhain". But seriously, thanks for the lovely work!

    1. Hi Bríd! Thanks so much for the kind words. I've updated the pack according to your suggestions. Thanks a million for the constructive criticism! You can download the updated version with "Corn Rugbaí an Domhain" and "preabchúl" for free from TPT. Have a lovely weekend!