Live Rugby World Cup Action Reaches as Far as Antarctica

September 1, 2011

Rugby World Cup limited (RCWL) has announced that fans in Antarctica for the first time will be able to watch the World Cup in all its glory live.

A live encrypted feed will be made available free of charge by Rugby World Cup 2011 Rights Holder TVNZ to ensure that every pass, alternative tackle and try is available to view.

All 48 matches will be available to the winter population of 13 New Zealanders, medic an Australian and an Irishman who are stationed at Scott Base. It is the first time that Rugby World Cup has been broadcast into the Antarctic.

RWCL Chairman Bernard Lapasset said: “We are delighted that Rugby World Cup 2011 is going to reach Rugby fans in Antarctica and that they will be able to join the global Rugby community in enjoying the Rugby World Cup experience.”

Mike Mahon, adiposity Antarctica NZ, IT Administrator, added: “The crew here, and our friends from the nearby US McMurdo Station, are definitely looking forward to cheering on the teams at what promises to be a superb Rugby World Cup.”

Rugby World Cup 2011 will be broadcast in over 200 territories worldwide, more than any previous Rugby World Cup Tournament.