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Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

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BBC signs new rugby Autumn Internationals deal

The BBC will broadcast all of Ireland, Scotland and Wales' Autumn International fixtures this year following a series of new deals announced by BBC Sport today.

The new deals will include rights for TV, Radio and Online, HD and iPlayer. In addition, BBC Sport recently signed a deal with the RFU to provide highlights coverage for all of England's International fixtures up to 2013 inclusive.

The details of the individual deals sees the BBC covering Ireland's games for 2010, 2012 and 2013 inclusive, Scotland's games for 2010 and Wales' games for 2010, 2012 and 2013 inclusive.

Philip Bernie, Head of TV Sport, BBC Sport, said: "We're delighted to have renewed our partnership with the WRU, IRFU and SRU to cover their annual Autumn International fixtures live and with the RFU to show highlights of their matches. The Autumn Internationals continue to grow in intensity and importance as the Home Nations test themselves against the best of the Southern Hemisphere and take stock ahead of the forthcoming Six Nations Championship. We value the ongoing relationships we have with the Home Unions and look forward to continuing to bring top class rugby to our audiences."

2010 Autumn Internationals on the BBC (live unless stated):

6 November
Wales v Australia: BBC Two, 2-4.30pm
Ireland v South Africa: BBC Two, 5.10-7.30pm
England v New Zealand (Highlights): BBC Three, 7-8pm

7 November
England v New Zealand (Highlights repeat): BBC Two, 11.30am-12.30pm

13 November
Wales v South Africa: BBC One, 2.15-4.30pm
Ireland v Samoa: BBC Red Button/BBC Sport website, 2.15-4.30pm
Scotland v New Zealand: BBC Two, 5-7.15pm
England v Australia (Highlights): BBC Three, 7-8pm

14 November
England v Australia (Highlights repeat): BBC Two, 4-5pm

19 November
Wales v Fiji: BBC Two, 7-9.30pm

20 November
Scotland v South Africa: BBC One, 2-4.30pm
Ireland v New Zealand: BBC Two, 5-7.30pm
England v Samoa (Highlights): BBC Three, 7-8pm

21 November
England v Samoa (Highlights repeat): BBC Two, 11.30am-12.30pm

27 November
Scotland v Samoa: BBC Two Scotland, BBC Red Button/BBC Sport website, 2-5pm
Wales v New Zealand: BBC Two, 5-7.15pm
England v South Africa (Highlights): BBC Three, 7-8pm

28 November
England v South Africa (Highlights repeat): BBC Two, 11.30am-12.30pm
Ireland v Argentina: BBC Two, 2.15-5.15pm


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