Sky Sports to show all of England Women’s Six Nations clashes
18th January 2017
Sky Sports has added to its schedule of women’s sport with coverage of all five of England’s Six Nations matches for the first time on UK TV.
Sky Sports will show all five of the Red Roses’ matches in the Six Nations tournament, as they take on rivals France, Wales, Italy, Scotland and Ireland. Four of the five games will be shown live on Sky, with additional coverage of the England v Scotland contest. The new deal, which will be the first time that every England game will be broadcast in the series, furthers Sky Sports’ portfolio of women’s sport in 2017 focusing on partnerships, people, programming and participation.
The Six Nations games add to an exciting line-up of women’s rugby on Sky Sports. Viewers will be able to enjoy live action from all six legs of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series, as well as world class rugby from the Old Mutual Wealth Series in November.
Gus Williamson, Head of Rugby for Sky Sports, said: “This is great news for Sky Sports viewers and another example of our strong partnership with the RFU across all levels. This deal will give our viewers more action from the Women’s Six Nations than ever before, which adds to a thrilling year of women’s rugby on Sky Sports.”
Fans will be able to follow the Red Roses’ journey throughout February and March, beginning with their first game against reigning champions France, on 4 February, at Twickenham. England will be looking for a big win over the French team after narrowly missing out on the trophy and a Grand Slam to them last year.
RFU Chief Executive, Ian Ritchie, said: “This commitment from Sky Sports reflects what an exciting time it is for women’s rugby and the ongoing growth of the game. This is an excellent opportunity for any fans unable to attend games to get behind the Red Roses as they build towards the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland later this year.”
Sky Sports schedule – Women’s Six Nations
Saturday 4 February, 7.35pm
England Women v France Women – Twickenham (Sky Sports Mix)
Saturday 11 February, 11.30pm
Wales Women v England Women – Cardiff Arms Park (Sky Sports 3)
Saturday 25 February, 1pm
England Women v Italy Women – The Twickenham Stoop (Sky Sports 2)
Saturday 11 March, 8pm
England Women v Scotland Women – The Twickenham Stoop (Sky Sports 2, delayed coverage, KO 13:00)
Friday 17 March, 8pm
Ireland Women v England Women – Donnybrook, Dublin (Sky Sports Mix)« Back to News