1With one of the globes biggest sports events, the Rugby World Cup, well and truly underway we take a look at just some of the best apps you’ll need for your smartphone or tablet during the tournament. There’s plenty to keep you occupied whilst you wait for the next kick-off and some great ways for you to keep up to date with every tackle, drop-kick and try, right up until the final on 31st October.



We kick off with this must have app for all Rugby Union lovers that’s free to download on both iOS and Android. The RFU’s official offering provides everything you need to keep track of every single kick and tackle throughout the tournament and for every team involved. You can pick and personalise the app with the country you wish to follow and the home screen allows you to navigate across fixtures, results and the latest news.



If you’re looking to fill the void on your way to the match, or at half time, than there’s not many better ruby-based games available than Flick Nations. This fun and addictive little app allows you to flick and kick as many virtual rugby balls as your heart desires. Steer the ball between the posts and hone your flick kicking skills.



 Play online slots at Europalace with this great little rugby-based title for your smartphone that manages to combine plenty of rugby animations and gives you 243 ways in which to play and win. There are special wild symbols and if you are lucky enough to land 3 or more scatter icons and you can play for free spins to help increase your winnings even further. The game is available to play in both free-pay and wager mode.



There a plethora of news and fixtures app available for this year’s tournament but none can compete with British broadcaster ITV’s offering who have been leading the television coverage in the UK. The ITV Rugby World Cup app provides all the video highlights for each and every game in the competition so you can follow the drama wherever you happen to be.



Even though it costs a few bucks more Distinctive Games’ ‘Rugby Nations 16’ is a very slick and smoothly operated video game that really brings to life plenty of rugby action for your mobile-based device. The gameplay is extremely polished allowing players to really feel in control of their touch controlled rugby experience.