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BBC To Broadcast Rugby League World Cup


The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) will broadcast all 61 games from the upcoming men’s, women’s, and wheelchair Rugby League World Cups.

All matches will be streamed to British audiences on the BBC iPlayer, with select matches aired on live television.

23 matches will also have radio coverage, including all knockout games from each tournament.

Alongside match broadcasts, the BBC will offer a weekly radio podcast and match analysis segments.

There are also two documentaries planned; one diving into the England women’s team’s preparation for the 2022 World Cup, and another following the career and life of former Great Britain captain, Clive Sullivan.

On the announcement, the BBC’s rugby league correspondent, Dave Woods, said: “It is a chance to show a diverse audience what a great sport rugby league is.”

“I feel privileged to play a small part in maximising the BBC’s coverage across all outlets,” he added.

Both tournaments will be held in England, with the men’s beginning on 15 October and the women’s competition kicking off on 1 November.

The wheelchair world cup will run from 3-18 November.

The announcement comes after Foxtel and Kayo acquired the Australian broadcast rights.

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