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Huge Broadcast Audience Set For Women’s World Cup

Huge Broadcast Audience Set For Women’s World Cup

The International Rugby Board has confirmed that Women’s Rugby World Cup will be broadcast to more homes and countries than ever before.

With just a few days before the tournament kicks off in Paris, fans in 138 territories around the globe will be able to watch the pinnacle of the Women’s 15-a-side game from France.

The competition, which runs from August 1-17, will be beamed to a potential 289 million homes across the globe, with 306 hours of live Rugby broadcast, more than any previous Women’s Rugby World Cup.

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The pool stages of #WRWC2014 will be played at FFR headquarters in Marcoussis, with the semi-finals and final to be played at the newly redeveloped Stade Jean Bouin in central Paris.

New Zealand’s Black Ferns are out to retain their crown after beating England to win the coveted trophy in London in 2010.

Click for details of the global broadcast coverage for the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Fifteen matches will be broadcast to a global audience by host broadcasters France TV and Eurosport over the five matchdays in the French capital, including all matches from pitch 1 in Marcoussis and all matches from Stade Jean Bouin.

All games from #WRWC2014 will also be streamed live on www.irb.com . However, some regions will be subject to geo-blocking.

Click here for the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup match schedule.

International Rugby Board Chairman Bernard Lapasset said: “The fact that millions of rugby fans in almost 140 countries can watch the Women’s Rugby World Cup is testament to how well the Women’s game has been developed in recent years.

“It’s also fantastic that so many fans can access the matches on irb.com. We’re really looking forward to kick-off this time next week, as I believe this tournament will really raise the bar for Women’s rugby, and we have some classic matches in store.”

Fans travelling to the #WRWC2014 pool stages in Marcoussis are able to access free shuttles to the ground from nearby Massy train station. Click here for more information.

Tickets for the pool stages in Marcoussis and the semi-finals and final in Stade Jean Bouin in central Paris are selling quickly. Prices start as low as €;5 and can be bought here.