- Sky Sports to show 11 WRWC games
- All England games to be broadcast live
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Sky Sports have announced their exclusive live coverage of the Women’s Rugby World Cup in France this summer.
The top 12 nations will compete in Paris from August 1-17 and Sky Sports will show all of England’s pool games live as well as the semi-finals and final. The broadcaster will also show six other pool matches including New Zealand v Ireland, France v Wales and Australia v France. England will be hoping to lift the trophy having finished as runners-up in the past three Women’s Rugby World Cups, recording their only win 20 years ago in 1994.
Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports, said: “It’s fantastic that this summer we will have the best women’s rugby on Sky, adding to our strong year-round portfolio of women’s sport.”
Katy Mclean, England captain, added: “It’s brilliant news that the World Cup will be live on Sky Sports. The team and I can’t wait to play in the tournament knowing that women’s rugby will be taken to a wide audience and all our fans, friends and family can watch us back home.”
England Women will face a physical opening to their WRWC campaign drawing Samoa (August 1), Spain (August 5) and Canada (August 9) in the pool games, which will be played at the FFR’s Marcoussis. The semi-finals (August 13) and final (August 17) will take place at the Stade Jean-Bouin in Paris.
Sky Sports WRWC schedule:
August 1, 2014
Australia v South Africa, KO 2.45pm BST, Sky Sports 3
England v Samoa, KO 5pm BST, Marcoussis, Sky Sports 3
France v Wales, KO 7.45pm BST, Marcoussis, Sky Sports 3
England v Spain, KO 2.45pm BST, Marcoussis, Sky Sports 1
New Zealand v Ireland, KO 5pm BST, Marcoussis, Sky Sports 1
France v South Africa, KO 7.45pm BST, Marcoussis, Sky Sports 1
England v Canada, KO 2.45pm BST, Marcoussis, Sky Sports 1
New Zealand v USA, KO 5pm BST, Marcoussis, Sky Sports 1
Australia v France, KO 7.45pm BST, Marcoussis, Sky Sports 1
Semi-final 1, KO 5pm BST, Stade Jean-Bouin, Sky Sports 4
Semi-final 2, KO 7.45pm BST, Stade Jean-Bouin, Sky Sports 4
WRWC final, KO 5.45pm BST, Stade Jean-Bouin, Sky Sports 4