FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
NBC SPORTS GOLD “RUGBY WORLD CUP PASS” KNOCK-OUT ROUND RATE SET AT $99.99 AS WORLD’S TOP TEAMS ENTER QUARTER-FINALS THIS WEEKEND
“Rugby World Cup Pass” Available NOW for $99.99; To Live Stream All Knock-Out Round Matches, Including Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Bronze Final and World Cup Final
Individual World Cup Knock-Out Round Matches Available for Purchase Through “Rugby World Cup Single Match Pass”
Leigh Diffey Joins NBC Sports’ Rugby Commentator Team Throughout
Live Coverage of Quarter-Final Matches New Zealand v. Ireland and Wales v. France Available Exclusively on NBC Sports Gold
New Episode of The Scrumdown Podcast Previews Quarter-Final Action with Alex Corbisiero, Brian Hightower and Dan Lyle
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 15, 2019 – All knock-out round matches of 2019 Rugby World Cup will be available live, commercial-free and on-demand on NBC Sports Gold through “Rugby World Cup Pass.” The pass, which is available now for $99.99, will live stream all remaining matches of the tournament, including the Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, World Cup Bronze Final and the World Cup Final.
NBC Sports’ Leigh Diffey will host Rugby World Cup programming across NBC Sports properties throughout the knock-out rounds along with Sky Sports’ Rupert Cox, who will also handle the play-by-play call for select matches. NBC Sports’ rugby analysts Alex Corbisiero, who played internationally for England, and Brian Hightower, a former USA Rugby World Cup participant and USA Sevens captain, will serve as game analysts alongside Cox.
Additionally, Dan Lyle, a former USA Rugby captain and Premiership Rugby player, will join Diffey, Cox, Corbisiero, and Hightower in studio coverage, including pre-match shows.
The Quarter-Finals, which consist of the top-eight ranked teams in the world, begin this Saturday, October 19. Following is the Quarter-Finals schedule on NBC Sports Gold (listed time when coverage begins):
- Saturday, October 19 at 3:00 a.m. ET: England v. Australia*
- Saturday, October 19 at 6:00 a.m. ET: New Zealand v. Ireland#
- Sunday, October 20 at 3:00 a.m. ET: Wales v. France#
- Sunday, October 20 at 6:00 a.m. ET: Japan v. South Africa*
#Live coverage exclusive on NBC Sports Gold
*Also airing live on NBCSN
The 2019 Rugby World Cup began on Sept. 20 and culminates with the Rugby World Cup Final on Saturday, Nov. 2, from International Stadium Yokohama. The World Cup Final, along with both Semi-Final matches, will be available live on NBC Sports Gold and re-aired on NBC. NBCSN will also present live coverage of the 2019 Final.
A new episode of The Scrumdown podcast is available now, as Hightower and Lyle join Corbisiero to preview the upcoming Quarter-Final matches and recap Team USA’s World Cup performance.
NBC Sports Gold provides rugby fans with unprecedented access to the 2019 Rugby World Cup with multiple direct-to-consumer live streaming passes, which include commercial-free coverage, live and on-demand, on desktop, mobile, tablet and connected TV devices.
Following are the NBC Sports Gold Rugby World Cup 2019 options available for purchase for the knockout rounds:
- “Rugby World Cup Pass”
- Available for $99.99 for all remaining matches (equivalent to $12.49 per game)
- Includes all 8 matches live, commercial-free and on-demand
- Two exclusive Quarter-Final matches to be shown only on NBC Sports Gold
- Features exclusive original programming, pre- and post-day shows, extended match highlights and more
- Includes digital access to “Wake Up with the World Cup,” which recaps the day’s action with NBC Sports’ rugby commentator team
- “Rugby World Cup Single Match Pass”
- Available for $34.99 per match
- “All-Access Premium Rugby Pass”
- Available for $144.99
- Includes all offerings from “Rugby Pass” and “Rugby World Cup Pass”
- “Rugby Pass” consists of all matches from the Premiership Rugby League, Six Nations Championship, Heineken Champions Cup, knock-out phase matches of the European Rugby Cup Challenge and men’s & women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series
- “Rugby World Cup Pass”
ABOUT NBC SPORTS GOLD
NBC Sports Gold is NBC Sports’ direct-to-consumer live streaming product that provides sports fans with access to exclusive premium sports events and content, live and on-demand, at an affordable price. Launched in 2016 with a single cycling product, NBC Sports Gold currently offers 17 individual sports “passes” – twelve domestic (PGA TOUR LIVE, Premier League, Premier League Match Day, INDYCAR, Cycling, Track & Field, Premier Lacrosse League, Speed Skating, Rugby, Rugby World Cup, Supercross, and Snow, consisting of seven Olympic winter sports); two regional (Blazers and Philly); one combination (Supercross and Pro Motocross), two domestic and international (Figure Skating and Pro Motocross); and one international-only (Notre Dame Football). Find NBC Sports Gold in the NBC Sports app available on Apple iOS & tvOS, Android, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast and NBCSportsGold.com, and also on Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex.
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