Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 is set to be the most widely viewed to date as World Rugby announced a record broadcast and social media coverage schedule.
Fans across the world will be able to watch the pinnacle of the women’s game on TV and on World Rugby’s digital platforms when it kicks off on 9 August.
Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 will be broadcast live to more than 110 countries as England look to retain their title in Dublin and Belfast over the coming weeks, with games also streamed on rwcwomens.com and World Rugby’s social platforms.
WRWC 2017 pool stages will be played at UCD Bowl and Billings Park in Dublin on 9, 13 and 17 August, with Kingspan Stadium and Queen’s University in Belfast hosting the finals stages on 22 and 26 August.
France Télévisions and Eurosport will show games in France, where record audiences tuned in when Paris hosted the last event in 2014. NBC will show the action in the United States, while Fox Sports will broadcast the games in Australia and Sky NZ will screen the matches in New Zealand. In Spain, TVE will be showing the tournament in that region.
In areas where there is no rights-holder, all the action will be streamed live on rwcwomens.com. Fans should check with their local broadcaster for further information.
Fans can follow #WRWC2017 on rwcwomens.com, with match results, reports, live blogs, photos and videos keeping fans up to date on every kick, pass, try and major decision from all 30 games.
Using the hashtags #WRWC2017 and #BringIt, fans can also get involved on @worldrugby’s social media platforms, where clips of the best action and all the important information will be available as it happens.
World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper said: “Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 is set to be the biggest and best to date and it’s very encouraging to see that more than 110 countries will broadcast the action from Dublin and Belfast this month.
“We also expect this tournament to be the most socially engaged yet and, with so many fans interacting with our platforms on mobile and digital, WRWC 2017 will also be the most accessible to date.”
With just a day until kick-off, the pool stages in Dublin are now sold out but some tickets are still available for the semi-finals and finals in Belfast.