The Seven Network has secured the Australian broadcast rights to this year’s Women’s Rugby League World Cup.
Under the terms of the deal, in a first for the Women’s Rugby League World Cup, the Seven Network will broadcast all 12 matches of the tournament on free-to-air television and also stream all 12 matches live across the “screens of Seven”.
The Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017 will culminate in the final on December 2 2017 in Brisbane, where history will be created when both the men’s and women’s finals are played on the same day, on the same stage with the Seven Network broadcasting the double-header live and free across Australia.
In July 2016 the Seven Network announced it had secured the all-encompassing broadcast rights to the men’s Rugby League World Cup 2017.
Saul Shtein, Seven’s head of sport, said: “We are delighted to be Australia’s home of international rugby league in 2017 with the Seven Network to broadcast all 40 games of the men’s and women’s Rugby League World Cups.
“We are looking forward to committing our network to both the coverage and promotion of women’s Rugby League across the screens of Seven, with a dedicated live channel for all the Australian Jillaroos games throughout the tournament as they seek to claim the title of 2017 World Cup winners.
“It will be a great event and, in a tournament first, Seven will cover all matches of the Women’s Rugby League World Cup on television and also live-stream.”