England’s Rugby Clashes Against Argentina to be Broadcast Live on BBC

June 2, 2013

BBC have secured the broadcast rights for England’s Rugby tests against Argentina in June.

The matches on June 8, Argentina v England (KO 8.10pm BST) and June 15, Argentina v England (KO 8.10pm BST) will be shown live on BBC 2.

Sophie Goldschmidt, RFU Chief Commercial Officer said: “We are delighted that the two upcoming England Tests will be broadcast live on the BBC giving all England Rugby fans the opportunity to support the team during the prime time TV coverage this June. Stuart Lancaster has taken a young squad to South America and exciting talent will be on show as England aim for their first series win in Argentina.”

Philip Bernie, BBC Head of TV Sport said: “We know that there is always a keen audience to watch England’s rugby internationals, and so we’re delighted to be covering their two Tests in Argentina, who will provide a strong challenge. This of course adds to our considerable regular portfolio of international rugby live on BBC TV.”

Pitch International brokered this agreement on behalf of the Argentine Rugby Union.