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S4C takes Super Rugby tournament free-to-air

By 8th June 2020 No Comments

Welsh broadcaster to present weekly highlights programme from the tournament, available on BBC iPlayer.

S4C has secured rights to show New Zealand’s Super Rugby Aotearoa tournament. The 10-week competition involves five New Zealand teams – Blues, Hurricanes, Crusaders, Highlanders and Warren Gatland’s Chiefs – playing each other home and away, with two matches played every weekend.

Clwb Rygbi: Super Rugby Aotearoa
Sunday 14 March, 10.00pm
On demand: S4C Clic, iPlayer and other platforms
S4C is available in Wales on: Freeview – 4, Virgin TV -166, Freesat -104, Sky -104.
Outside Wales on: Virgin TV -166, Freesat -120, Sky -134.
Watch live and on demand for 35 days exclusively via S4C Clic; online or on the app, and BBC iPlayer.

S4C’s Clwb Rygbi will screen a weekly programme with extended highlights from each match, after reaching an agreement with UK rights holder, Sky Sports.

The broadcaster’s coverage begins on Sunday 14 June at 10.00pm, with English commentary also available.

Clwb Rygbi presenter Gareth Rhys Owen, said: “It’s a huge privilege to be able to show highlights from one of the best rugby union competitions in the world. Super Rugby represents an exciting brand of rugby, full of tempo and fantastic skills, which will appeal not only to rugby fans but to anyone who enjoys sport.

S4C sports commissioner Sue Butler, adds: “While we wait for rugby to resume at home, we’re delighted to be showing the only rugby union being played on the planet at the moment. We hope that rugby fans will enjoy watching the New Zealand’s world class teams in action in this new and exciting competition.”

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