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Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017 on SKY Sport

Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017 on SKY Sport

Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017 on SKY Sport

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SKY Sport secures broadcast rights to Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017

The Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) Organising Committee is pleased to confirm that SKY Sport has secured the New Zealand broadcast rights to this year’s Women’s Rugby League World Cup.

Under the terms of the deal, SKY Sport will broadcast all 12 matches of the tournament culminating in the final on 2 December 2017, where history will be created when both the men’s and women’s finals are played on the same day, on the same stage.

RLWC2017 Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Hill said: “We are delighted to be partnering with SKY Sport in an historic deal that will showcase the Women’s Rugby League World Cup across New Zealand.

“The agreement to broadcast every match of the tournament across New Zealand on SKY Sport is a significant step forward for Rugby League, providing a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate the skills and competitiveness of the women’s game. 

“The Organising Committee is incredibly proud to be conducting a tournament that has attracted significant investment from both government and commercial partners whilst profiling the players and game like no previous Rugby League event.”

This year’s tournament will be first time the Women’s Rugby League World Cup has been held as a standalone event, with the pool matches to be played at Southern Cross Group Stadium in Sydney as triple-headers on November 16, 19 and 22 with the semi-finals to be played as a double-header on November 26.

SKY Director of Sport, Richard Last said: “We’re thrilled to have secured the Women’s Rugby League World Cup for SKY Sport subscribers. Since the 2016 ANZAC test, we’ve seen a 26% increase in our viewership of women’s rugby league. There’s clearly a very real appetite, and we can’t wait for the tournament to kick-off!”

The Rugby League International Federation confirmed that Australia, Canada, Cook Islands, England, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea will be the six teams to contest the Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017. 

Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017 Tournament Draw
*Kick-off times will be confirmed shortly

16/11/2017    Pool – Round 1    New Zealand vs Canada    Southern Cross Group Stadium, Cronulla
16/11/2017    Pool – Round 1    England vs PNG    Southern Cross Group Stadium, Cronulla
16/11/2017    Pool – Round 1    Australia vs Cook Islands    Southern Cross Group Stadium, Cronulla
19/11/2017    Pool – Round 2    PNG vs Canada    Southern Cross Group Stadium, Cronulla
19/11/2017    Pool – Round 2    New Zealand vs Cook Islands    Southern Cross Group Stadium, Cronulla
19/11/2017    Pool – Round 2    Australia vs England    Southern Cross Group Stadium, Cronulla
22/11/2017    Pool – Round 3    England vs Cook Islands    Southern Cross Group Stadium, Cronulla
22/11/2017    Pool – Round 3    Australia vs Canada    Southern Cross Group Stadium, Cronulla
22/11/2017    Pool – Round 3    New Zealand vs PNG    Southern Cross Group Stadium, Cronulla
26/11/2017    Semi-Final    1st Pool B vs 2nd Pool A    Southern Cross Group Stadium, Cronulla
26/11/2017    Semi-Final    1st Pool A vs 2nd Pool B    Southern Cross Group Stadium, Cronulla
2/12/2017    Final        Brisbane Stadium


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