As in every major sports tournament, the question arises as to where and with what difficulties to watch the matches. In 2019, for the Rugby World Cup, many countries on the planet will have shared broadcasting on mainly two channels.
🇬🇧 Exclusive rights for ITV in the United Kingdom
In the UK, ITV will show all 48 games on their different channels on TV or on the player. In Welsh language, S4C is broadcasting all Wales's fixtures on top of the knockout round.
🇦🇺 Free-to-air and private in Australia
Private TV channel Fox Sports will show all 48 matches on their channels. For those without a subscription, no worries. Network Ten will be showing 10 games, including of course all Australian and knockout ones.
🇳🇿 Exlusiveness for private, All Blacks for all
In New Zealand, big rugby lovers may want to subscribe to Spark to get all 48 fixtures in their living rooms. For those loving to see the AllBlacks and all finals, free-to-air broadcaster TVNZ will just perfectly do the job.
🇺🇸 Pay to watch rugby in the USA
No free-to-air as expected in the United States but two channels have full rights on the World Cup in Japan: NBC Sports and Univision will show all 48 rugby fights on their channels.
🇮🇪 Rugby supporting Irish
Sharing is caring also in Ireland. Private Eir Sport has got the TV rights for the whole tournament, while RTE will share 14 live events from the Asian continent.
And in public?
Many of us obviously also like to watch rugby in public places like pubs or restaurants.
Many cafés or pubs will show all the games playing in Japan. Depending on your time zone, there may be some games where pubs may not be open yet.
In the main rugby countries in Europe or the Four Nations tournament members, many people may as well organise public screenings at home or other places. Sharing good time while supporting your favourite team.
Main fixtures in the group stages
New Zealand - South Africa / September, 21st at 10:45 GMT
Ireland - Scotland / September, 22nd at 08:45 GMT
Australia - Wales / September, 29th at 08:45 GMT
England - Argentina / October, 5th at 09:00 GMT
England - France / October,12th at 09:15 GMT
And then? Predictor go!
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