Rugby on Sky in 2018: England's tour to South Africa
Last Updated: 26/12/17 7:33am
There is plenty of rugby action in 2018 to get excited about on Sky Sports, including England's summer tour to South Africa and their clash with New Zealand.
England head coach Eddie Jones is determined to win the 2019 World Cup with England and 2018 will be a vital year for him to get his squad just right.
Key to that success will be the three-match Test series in South Africa where England have not beaten the Springboks since 2000.
All three games will be shown live on Sky, as well Ireland's tour to Australia and France's trip to New Zealand to take on the back-to-back world champions.
Also featuring on Sky Sports will be the autumn series, including the much-anticipated clash between England and New Zealand at Twickenham. Will there be a more mouth-watering clash in 2018?
The rugby on Sky will just keep on coming. We have one of the most competitive Champions Cups for some time with plenty of sides sticking up their hands for European glory.
Leinster and Clermont are the only two teams left unbeaten after four rounds but with Round Five and Six coming up in January there are still plenty of places up for grabs for the play-off stages.
Leinster are flying high in the PR014 as well, and we will continue to provide some thrilling rugby as we build towards the final in May.
We are also all over the Top 14 where Clermont are down in eighth place with La Rochelle the team leading the way, with Montpellier hot on their heels.
Women's rugby continues to grow and our coverage of the Tyrrells Premier league has provided an entertaining platform for the best in the game to showcase their skills.
The women's international game is also broadcast on Sky with all of the Red Roses Six Nations matches shown live.
But that is not all, we also bring you the very best from the men's and women's Sevens circuits, the brilliant attacking rugby from Super Rugby, plus the best from the Championship.
On top of that, we also have the Rugby Championship where New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina provide us with plenty of rugby entertainment.