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Rugby Autumn Internationals 2018 TV coverage: TV channel, fixture list – how to watch | Rugby | Sport 1039538 1


Matches will run for four consecutive weeks over the month of November with a final fixture taking place on December 1.

Rugby fans will be hoping for another epic series of battles as the biggest teams from the northern and southern hemispheres go head-to-head in preparation for next year’s Rugby World Cup.

England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Japan and Italy make up the northern hemisphere sides with New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, Fiji, Georgia, Tonga and Argentina all heading on the road.

The 2019 showpiece will be staged in Japan and runs from September 20 to November 2.

The Autumn International series should give a strong indication of who the serious contenders will be for the Rugby World Cup.

New Zealand are the early favourites to win the tournament at 10/11, with Ireland priced as their closest rivals at 9/2.

Live TV coverage of the Autumn Internationals in the UK and Ireland will come via the following broadcasters: BBC, Channel 4, Sky Sports and Premier Sports.

Live streaming will also be available through the broadcasters’ respective online platforms.

Autumn Internationals TV schedule and fixture list (All times GMT)

WEEK 1 – November 3

Japan vs New Zealand – Not televised, 5:45am

Wales vs Scotland – BBC 1, 2:45pm

England vs South Africa – Sky Sports Main Event/Action, 3pm

Ireland vs Italy – Channel 4/Premier Sports, 8pm

WEEK 2 – November 10

Italy vs Georgia – Premier Sports, 2pm

Scotland vs Fiji – BBC 1, 2.30pm

England vs New Zealand – Sky Sports Main Event/Action, 3pm

Wales vs Australia – BBC 2, 5.20pm

Ireland vs Argentina – Channel 4, 6.30pm

France vs South Africa – Premier Sports, 8.05pm

WEEK 3 – November 17

Italy vs Australia – Premier Sports, 2pm

Wales vs Tonga – BBC 1, 2:30pm

England vs Japan – Sky Sports Main Event/Action, 3pm

Scotland vs South Africa – BBC 1, 5:20pm

Ireland vs New Zealand – Channel 4, 7pm

France vs Argentina – Premier Sports, 8:05pm

WEEK 4 – November 24

Italy vs New Zealand – Premier Sports, 2pm

Scotland vs Argentina – BBC 1, 2:30pm

England vs Australia – Sky Sports Main Event/Action, 3pm

Wales vs South Africa – BBC 2, 5:20pm

Ireland vs USA – Channel 4, 6:30pm

France vs Fiji – Premier Sports, 8:05pm

WEEK 5 – December 1

Barbarians vs Argentina – BBC 2, 2:30pm


Source : EXPRESS

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