The 2019 Rugby World Cup Is Coming To 10
Australia we've already got our first win, the crown jewel of international rugby is coming to 10.
Rugby fans get your calendars and your remotes ready because the 2019 Rugby World Cup will be kicking-off live and free on Network 10.
Aussie fans will be able to watch the long-awaited World Cup on free-to-air television, after Network 10 secured the broadcast and digital rights, including live streaming and catch-up for the biggest games in the tournament.
And that, of course, includes every single Wallabies game.
The World Cup would join the "long-time home of Australian rugby," Network 10 CEO Paul Anderson announced on Saturday.
“The 2019 Rugby World Cup is one of the biggest international sporting events of the year and the crown jewel in the rugby calendar," Anderson said.
"We’re super excited that we can continue to bring coverage of this great game to Australians live and free, wherever and however they choose to watch it".
World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said free-to-air access was an important part of making the World Cup as accessible as possible.
"This deal will guarantee unprecedented access to Asia’s first Rugby World Cup and a tournament that promises to be the most competitive to date,” he said.
It's another win for Aussie sporting fans, who have long-endured waking at ungodly hours to catch our athletes compete internationally, with the tournament this year to be played in Japan for the first time.
That means the games will be played in a similar time zone to Australia, so we can finally put the alarm clocks down.
“It’s fantastic for the game and for fans to see the Rugby World Cup expand into a new emerging market like Japan," Network 10’s head of sport Matt White said.
"The tournament fits perfectly into our schedule, complementing other major sporting events in our calendar."
The Wallabies will face Wales, Georgia, Fiji and Uruguay in Pool D when the tournament kicks off on September 20.
So mark your calendars Australia, the countdown has well and truly begun.
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