This year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan is going to be the most exciting one in the last few years for many reasons. One of those reasons here in the USA, NBC has acquired the rights to broadcast the World Cup 2019. Granted, it is only in the United States where they have the rights, but we think it’s great.
The NBC Sports Group has the exclusive media rights to the Rugby World Cup through a seven-year partnership too. They are teaming up with world Rugby to make this happen. NBC’s agreement says that they have all media rights on every platform and in all languages to the Rugby World Cups in 2019 and 2023.
NBC has made this agreement and the World Rugby has agreed with having NBC to broadcasts the matches solely. NBC started airing U.S. collegiate rugby clubs and now, they have the Rugby World Cup. Part of the decision has to do with the growing fan base that the U.S. has become and is still growing and rapidly.
How to Watch Rugby World Cup 2019 on NBC Sports
NBC Sports are going to provide fans in the United States with the most comprehensive coverage ever of the Rugby World Cup this year. They are giving fans and spectators of Rugby over 250 hours of Rugby World Cup matches and programming. NBC will also air 26 matches live on NBC Sports Network. Every USA team match will be shown and the Rugby World Cup Final too.
One game that NBC will broadcast is the US vs England on September 26th, at 6 am. They will also open the tournament by airing the Russia vs. Japan match on September 20th, also at 6 am.
This six-week tournament will have NBC broadcasting a lot of coverage. They will show much more coverage than they have in quite some time for this sport in general. NBC is wanting to grab as many new fans as they can in the United States. This game is very popular in other countries which has them making more money with this sport. Only if the U. S. could get on board, the sport would probably expand much like the MLS has done in time.
Rugby World Cup 2019 Pass
NBC is also offering a Rugby World Cup 2019 Pass. These are available to purchase from NBC only. The Rugby World Cup Pass is available for $199.99 and this includes the entire tournament. This price breaks down to $4.15 per game. It includes all the games of the Rugby World Cup, plus 22 matches that are exclusive and only shown on NBC Sports Gold.
All-access Premium Rugby Pass
The All-access premium Rugby Pass is $229.99, and this includes Rugby Pass and the Rugby World Cup pass as well. The Rugby pass consists of all matches from the Premiership Rugby League, Six Nations Championship, Heineken Championships Cup and knockout phases of the European Rugby Cup Challenge.
Rugby World Cup Single Match Pass
There is on more pass available as well. It is the Single Match Pass. This costs $29.99 and this cost covers one of the pool matches in the Rugby World Cup games. There is not a specific match that you have to watch, you can pick the match you want to see at the time of its airing.
Watch Rugby World Cup online
Watching the Rugby World Cup online is very easy for anyone. The Rugby World Cup will begin on September 20th and it ends on November 4th. There are many ways to watch the Rugby World Cup online. There are many online streaming services for you to watch the RWC on. One of them is fubo TV. This service is a live streaming service that is centered around sports. There is a 7-day free trial and the regular cost for this service is $19.99 for the first month and then $44.99 a month after your first month. It also includes a live feed of ESPN in dozens of markets.
There is also Sling TV, which is another online streaming service. This is one of the best services on the market today. You can customize your packages with this service. You get ESPN, ESPN 2, and ESPN 3 with your subscription. This free trial is 7 days as well.
Watch Rugby World Cup Highlights on NBC Sports
You can always watch the Rugby World Cup highlights on NBC Sports if you may need to catch up on all things Rugby. On NBC Sports, you can watch highlights, scores, and more on NBC. The passes that NBC has also offer highlights and more in the first package.
This year may be slightly different for Rugby fans and spectators. Now that is information on where to watch if you live in the United States. This is going to be a great tournament and the sport is getting a lot more exposure than normal and we’re adding more and fans every day.