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Kiwis take on the Kangaroos in the Rugby League World Cup 2013

To see more photos and videos from the Rugby League World Cup Final browse the #RLWC and #RLWC2013 hashtags on Instagram.

After a tumultuous triumph over England in the semi-finals, New Zealand’s Kiwis will meet Australia’s Kangaroos once again in the Rugby League World Cup Final this Saturday.

At Old Trafford in Manchester, United Kingdom, the Aussies and the Kiwis will go head to head at 2:30 PM in a clash of the southern hemisphere’s rugby titans. For the Kangaroos, who trounced Fiji in the semi-finals with a 64-0 victory, the match will be a chance to avenge their loss in the 2008 finals against New Zealand.

To get a front row seat to the match’s build up and its nail-biting 80 minutes of play, follow @rlwc2013 and these rugby league and sporting accounts on Instagram:

For the Kangaroos:

For the Kiwis:

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The Premier League on Instagram

Will you be watching today’s games? Share your photos and videos with the #BPLKickoff hashtag.

Today, England’s Premier League officially kicked off its season with seven opening matches. Some of the world’s best football clubs and players compete in the Premier League, and you can get a first-hand look at the 2013 season by following them on Instagram:

Clubs

Players

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The ESPYS on Instagram

Visit the Nokia Theater and LA Live location pages for real-time photos and videos from the show.

Tonight, ESPN (@espn) hosts their annual ESPY Awards. Short for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly, the awards show brings together the world’s top athletes and recognizes individuals and teams for their athletic achievements over the last calendar year.

To get a first-hand look at tonight’s festivities, be sure to browse the #espys hashtag and follow this year’s nominees on Instagram:

Female Nominees

Male Nominees

The 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Instagram

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The 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs started yesterday. The top 16 teams in the National Hockey League (@nhl) made the cut and will battle over the next two months until one team is declared the Stanley Cup champion.

Many NHL teams are using Instagram to give fans a behind-the-scenes look into their playoff runs. On the Boston Bruins (@nhlbruins) account, the players themselves often take over the feed, posting photos from inside the locker room or on the plane ride to their next game. Take a look at these photos from some of the NHL teams on Instagram, and be sure to check out the list of teams at the end of this post and follow your favorite team!

The NHL on Instagram

Photos by @agreco33, @nhlbruins, @officialcolumbusbluejackets, @detroitredwings, @predsnhl, @bigfella8, @thenyrangers & @canucks.