See all the quarter-final action, wherever you are Shares Image credit: Rugby World Cup Has it really been four years? It seems only last month Japan were causing the upset of the last Rugby World Cup by beating South Africa in the pool stage, and now they face the same team in the quarter-finals on home turf. Whatever the result of that tie, it represents progress for the hosts who have made it to the knockout stage for the first time after eight failed attempts. Also hoping to set a new personal record will be Ireland, who are set to play their seventh last-eight fixture but have never made the semis.
Success: Due to the high tournament viewing figures, the cost of broadcasting rights has soared Getty Images Rugby World Cup TV Coverage Fast becoming one of the most anticipated and watched sporting events in the world, the rights to televise the Rugby World Cup every four years have become sought after by most broadcasting companies.
Considering the tournament was a huge success, the costs have soared. But who has secured the tournament rights?
In it was announced that ITV have secured the broadcasting rights for the Rugby World Cup in Japan, as well as the tournament held in France. Great events are built on great partnerships and we are excited to be working with ITV, a long-term supporter of Rugby World Cup, to further fan-experience and rugby growth within the UK over the next eight years.
S4C are showing live coverage of the opening match, all of Wales pool games and certain knockout matches as well. But for those of you looking to enjoy the tournament on the radio do not fret either as BBC Radio 5 Live or Sports Extra will provide commentary on all 48 matches. A VPN provider like ExpressVPN can protect your privacy as well as unblock geo-locked content so you can access your home broadcasters coverage even when away from home.
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