Rugby World Cup

2021 Rugby World Cup in doubt

Rugby League World Cup CEO Jon Dutton has said that the chances of this year’s tournament going ahead are 50-50. Dutton said that “further urgent discussions” are required on whether the October-scheduled tournament is stageable after key nations Australia and New Zealand pulled out citing “player welfare and safety concerns.” In announcing its withdrawal, the […]

England vs South Africa becomes most watched TV moment of the year

England’s defeat to South Africa in the Rugby World Cup final on ITV was the most watched TV moment of 2019 in the UK. The PSB said that coverage for the final reached an audience peak of 12.8 million viewers. This means that it was the most watched TV moment of the year on any […]

Ireland’s TV3 takes Rugby World Cup rights

Irish commercial broadcaster TV3 has secured the Irish rights for all 48 matches in next year’s Rugby World Cup. TV3 will broadcast all of Ireland’s matches and the final stages of the tournament free-to-air. It will also manage live coverage of all the tournament’s matches and will deliver a TV, digital and mobile highlights offering. […]