Catch up on past sporting glories during the Covid-19 Lockdown

PUBLISHED: 13:54 22 April 2020 | UPDATED: 13:54 22 April 2020

Football and rugby Saturday night round-up picture. Picture STEVE BIRLEY

Football and rugby Saturday night round-up picture. Picture STEVE BIRLEY


COVID-19 has understandably put sport around the world on hold. And while that’s necessary to combat the virus, it has left millions of blokes at a loss.

But fear not, sports fans. Movember has got you covered.

During the COVID-19 lockdown, the leading men’s health charity has been working hard to build social connections amongst its community, offering advice, stories, and helping guys have vital conversations in these tough times – and sport plays a huge role in that.

The wonderful world of the internet is unearthing gold from all types of competition, as major organisations dig through their archives to find some of history’s best matches.

From Six Nations Rugby to Wimbledon and the SuperBowl, you can watch some of the strongest rivalries from years gone by in full – and completely free.

Use these matches as an opportunity to connect with mates during lockdown by watching them together, Googlebox-style.

Agree to a time to watch a game online and dial in to a Zoom call with the group while it’s playing. Commentating and reminiscing on the fixture together will help make up for the lost connection in person.

Catching up online over a classic sporting matching is one of Movember’s top eight ways to stay connected with mates during lockdown.

Movember has hand-picked its favourite classic matches to get you started*:


International: England vs New Zealand, 1 December 2012

Six Nations: England v Wales, 16 March 2013

International: Scotland v Australia, 25 November 2017

Rugby World Cup: Women’s Final, England v New Zealand, 26 August 2017


World Cup Qualifier: Germany v England, 1 September 2001

La Liga: Real Madrid v FC Barcelona, 19 November 2005

FA Cup Final: West Ham v Liverpool, 13 May 2006

FIFA World Cup Semi Final: Brazil v Germany, 8 July 2014

SheBelives Cup: USA Women v England Women, 4 March 2017


Wimbledon Final: Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal, 8 July 2007

Wimbledon Final: Venus Williams v Serena Williams, 5 July 2008

Wimbledon Final: Roger Federer v Novak Djokovic, 14 July 2019


International: Australia vs India, 11 March 2001 (Highlights)

Big Bash League Final: Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars, 16 February 2019 (Highlights)

ICC Cricket World Cup: England v New Zealand, 14 July 2019 (Highlights)

The Ashes: Day 4, 24 August 2019 (Highlights)


SuperBowl XLV: Green Bay Packers v Pittsburgh Steelers, 6 February 2011

Super Bowl XLIX: New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks, 1 February 2015

SuperBowl LI: New England Patriots v Atlanta Falcons, 5 February 2017

Rugby League

State Of Origin: NSW v QLD Game II, 25 May 2005

NRL: Parramatta Eels v Wests Tigers, 21 April 2014

Super League: Castleford Tigers v St Helens, 28 September 2017

Super League: Bradford Bulls v Leeds Rhinos, 14 May 2019


NBA Finals: Chicago Bulls v Los Angeles Lakers, Game I, 2 June 1991

NBA Finals: Phoenix Suns v Chicago Bulls, Game IV, 16 June 1993

NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets, 19 February 2012

NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics, 25 May 2018


World Heavyweight Title: George Foreman v Muhammad Ali, 30 October 1974

WBA Heavyweight Championship: Mike Tyson v Evander Holyfield II, 28 June 1997

World Heavyweight Title: Andy Ruiz Jr v Anthony Joshua II, 7 December 2019


Vancouver Winter Olympics: Men’s Snowboard Half-Pipe, 18 February 2010

London Olympic Games: Swimming, Semi-Finals & Finals, Day 1, 28 July 2012

London Olympic Games: Athletics, Integrated Finals, Day 8, 4 August 2012

Rio Olympic Games: Men’s Rugby Sevens Gold Medal Match, Fiji v Team GB, 11 August 2016

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