The BBC has secured exclusive audio rights to broadcast the Rugby World Cup 2023 in France, which is scheduled to start from September 8th onwards.
Using BBC Radio, the BBC Sport website, and the app, fans can access all games, including all home nation matches, on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra.
For their respective countries, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Radio Ulster, and BBC Radio Foyle will provide customized content.
The BBC Sport website will also offer live coverage and behind-the-scenes updates as the competition goes on.
BBC Radio 5 Live Controller Heidi Dawson declares: “We are happy to obtain the audio rights for the Rugby World Cup once more.
To bring all the action to rugby fans in the UK, we will have live radio coverage on 5 Live and 5 Sports Extra and a podcast on BBC Sounds from the Rugby Union Daily team.
World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont states, “We are thrilled that BBC has secured the UK audio rights for Rugby World Cup 2023.
France 2023, which will mark rugby’s 200th birthday, is already shaping up to be the biggest celebration of the game and unity. The BBC’s skilled storytelling, reporting, commentary, and analysis will ensure listeners are central to the celebrations.