BT Sport secures rights for 2015 World Rugby Under-20 Championship
BT Sport has secured the live rights to show the World Rugby Under-20 Championship taking place in Italy this year. Twelve teams will be battling it out across Italy and the tournament will be shown live on BT Sport from Tuesday, June 2, 2015 until the final on Saturday, June 20.
The tournament sees the best young talent in the world compete against each other and the stars of the future will be on show. All games featuring the Home Nations and Ireland will be shown live during the tournament with highlights also available. England has won the tournament for the past two years and will be hoping to make it three years in a row in 2015.
Simon Green, sports channel director, BT Sport, said: “BT Sport is proud of its commitment to rugby union and our live coverage of the World Rugby Union Under-20 Championships builds on our offering to rugby fans. This will be a great opportunity for viewers to see future global stars on show and promises to be an exciting tournament in Italy.”
The tournament consists of three groups of four which include games like New Zealand against Ireland and England v France. The group stages are between Tuesday, June, 2 and Wednesday June 10 in Parma, Calvisano and Viadana. On Monday, June 15, both semi-finals will take place in Calvisano ahead of the third/fourth place play-off and the final in Cremona on Saturday, June 20.