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Mon, 20 May 2019

BBC Appointed UK Radio Rights Holder for Rugby World Cup 2019

The BBC has been awarded the UK's live radio commentary rights for the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.

The deal means that BBC radio is the official destination for UK rugby fans to hear radio match commentary.

World Rugby Chairman, Sir Bill Beaumont, said, “The BBC’s passion for rugby, combined with their commitment to the highest standards of production is great news for fans and also the sport’s ability to convert news audiences throughout the UK.”

Scotland scoring a try against Japan at the Cathay Pacific / HSBC World Rugby Hong Kong Sevens 2019. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

Coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019 adds to BBC Radio 5 Live’s strong line-up of rugby coverage, which includes commentary of the Six Nations, the English Premiership and the European Champions Cup.

Ben Gallop, Head of BBC Radio and Digital Sport, said, “Rugby World Cup 2019 is a key moment in this year’s sporting calendar and I’m thrilled we will be bringing our listeners all the action from the tournament. With commentary of every match on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, and comprehensive coverage on the BBC Sport website, fans will not miss a moment of the home nations’ World Cup campaigns.”

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