Sky Sports to show all of England Women’s Six Nations clashes

Schedule of women’s sport to include Six Nation’s for first time on UK television.

England Women's Six Nations rugby team

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. 

Top class women’s rugby is part of an unrivalled schedule of women’s sport on Sky Sports. Viewers will see the best of UK netball with live coverage of all of England’s international games, Quad Series and the Vitality Netball Superleague. Sky will also be the home of the Women’s Cricket World Cup this summer and live women’s golf from the LPGA tour with all five majors for the first time including the British Open in July. Customers can also catch up with rugby news and full analysis of women’s sport each week on the UKs only dedicated women’s sports show, Sportswomen. 

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.”

On top of Sky’s women’s rugby offering, Sky Sports offers fans live coverage of rugby union every month of the year, including the British & Irish Lions tour, Autumn Internationals from England and Ireland, European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup, Rugby Championship, Super Rugby from the Southern Hemisphere, Top 14, Guinness PRO12, HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and age-grade rugby. 

Non-subscribers of Sky Sports can also catch the action without a contract though online TV streaming service NOW TV. With a Sky Sports Day Pass for £6.99 or Sky Sports Week Pass for £10.99, viewers can enjoy access to all seven Sky Sports channels on TV with a NOW TV Box, on the web or via a range of devices.  

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