Eurosport and France Télévisions have secured the rights to broadcast the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 in France.
The agreement between Eurosport, France Television and World Rugby means fans in France will be able to watch the key matches of the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup live, including on a free-to-air basis, those featuring the French national team.
Taking place between August 9th and 26th in Ireland, the tournament will feature the best 12 women’s rugby XVs teams on the planet including current holders England, 2014 runners-up Canada, the perennially dangerous New Zealand, and the French team.
Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton said: “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to broadcast the Women’s Rugby World Cup in France, thus highlighting Eurosport’s commitment to women’s sport. Eurosport already shows some of the best events featuring the best women’s athletes including tennis, athletics, cycling and swimming and adding rugby to this growing list will rightly give women’s sport even greater exposure to our viewers.”