WRWC live on Sky!
Women's World Cup gets the Sky Sports treatment
Last Updated: 20/08/10 7:51am
Women's rugby: coming to Sky
Sky Sports live coverage of the Women's Rugby World Cup srtarts today.
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The competition will be the sixth Women's Rugby World Cup and is in England for the first time since the tournament began in 1991.
Starting on today, we will show 13 live matches including the semi-finals, the third and fourth place play-off match and the final, held at the Twickenham Stoop.
We kick off with Wales v Australia, follow that up with reigning world champions New Zealand against South Africa and end the opening day with England taking on Ireland, all of it live!
Sky Sports will broadcast all of England's matches while each of the home nations will feature live too and there will also be highlights from all other matches during the pool stages.
Alex Payne will present with expert analysis from the likes of Will Greenwood and Tyrone Howe. Will Chignell, Johnnie Hammond and Martin Gillingham will commentate with Melissa Platt and Gail Davis reporting pitch side.
Martin Turner, executive producer for Rugby Union at Sky Sports, said: "Showing the Women's Rugby World Cup will be great as it's an excellent chance to show women doing so well in sport.
"The girls will no doubt provide us with some terrific matches as there is some amazing talent out there. It's going to add an extra highlight to our fantastic schedule of rugby on Sky Sports this season."
England Captain Catherine Spencer said: "It is hugely important to us that our sport is accessible to as many people as possible. It is a real boost to us knowing that Sky Sports are supporting the Women's Rugby World Cup 2010.
"Never before have rugby fans been able to watch so much live women's rugby on television. And I don't think people will be disappointed either."
"I am sure this World Cup will be the most competitive yet, skill and fitness levels will be at their highest from all 12 teams competing and with 13 games live on Sky Sports this summer it is a great opportunity for sports fans to watch some exciting rugby."
And skysports.com's Alison Donnelly will be bringing you the inside track from the tournament. Check out her Women's Rugby World Cup blogs here.
High Definition matches are available to Sky+HD subscribers, plus extra select matches available live to Sky digital viewers through the interactive function by pressing the red button.
The Women's Rugby World Cup 2010 is part of a depth of women's sports that are covered by Sky Sports including golf, tennis, football and cricket.
Sky Sports has an unrivalled season of rugby union ahead with domestic, European and international matches. Viewers can also keep up-to-date through Sky Player (live match coverage is simulcast on the internet, with edited match highlights also available) and by Sky Mobile TV (with live streaming of every Sky Sports channel available to select 3G subscribers).
There is 24/7 coverage on skysports.com, plus the breaking news, views and scores round the clock on Sky Sports News.