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Amazon Prime Video to stream Autumn Nations Cup

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Amazon Prime Video is teaming up with Channel 4 to broadcast the new Autumn Nations Cup. The Rugby Union tournament kicks off tonight with a Channel 4 exclusive match between Ireland and Wales, but Amazon Prime Video has picked up the exclusive streaming rights to the majority of the Rugby Union tournament, which plays out over several weekends this November and December.

The international contest will see England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Italy, Georgia and Fiji face off against each other in a number of rounds. The games will run until Sunday 6th December, with the broadcasts presented by Gabby Logan, Bryan Habana and other top class rugby names. The tournament starts as a round-robin format featuring two groups, each containing three of the Six Nations teams and one guest team, concluding with a knock-out finals weekend.

Amazon Prime Video’s exclusive fixtures will include seismic clashes including Wales v England and England v Ireland as well as all Finals featuring the top performing teams from both groups. Ireland’s three pool matches will be shown live on Channel 4, with the England v Ireland clash co-broadcast on both Prime Video and Channel 4.

“We are excited and privileged to work with Six Nations Rugby and the eight participating unions in to bring this new tournament to viewers across the UK on Prime Video,” said Alex Green, MD Prime Video Sport Europe. “It is a unique event bringing a new level of competitiveness to Autumn international rugby and will offer something back to all the fans who have missed top-level rugby. We will be offering mouth-watering clashes featuring the top international teams in the Northern Hemisphere exclusively to UK Prime members at no additional charge to their membership.”

Ben Morel, CEO Six Nations Rugby commented: “We are delighted to welcome Amazon Prime Video on board as a broadcast partner for the Autumn Nations Cup, and to have such a major global player demonstrate their commitment to rugby is a tremendous endorsement for our game. Amazon Prime Video has already established a reputation for delivering high level production in live sport which we have seen through their coverage of the Premier League, ATP and WTA Tennis, and NFL. We are hugely excited by their initial plans for the Autumn Nations Cup and are confident rugby lovers will thoroughly enjoy the coverage.”

The Autumn Nations Cup joins a growing line-up of live sports on Prime Video, including Premier League football matches and ATP, WTA and US Open Tennis in the UK plus NFL Thursday Night Football games available to customers worldwide. This is in addition to a selection of Amazon Original sports docuseries, including All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur, All or Nothing: Manchester City, All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks, Andy Murray: Resurfacing, Unraveling Athena, Take Us Home: Leeds United and Steven Gerrard’s Make Us Dream.

An Amazon Prime Video subscription costs £5.99 a month, or £7.99 a month as part of an Amazon Prime membership. Amazon’s Prime Video app is available on TVs, mobile devices, games consoles, set-top-boxes, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets and online. To get watching, hit the button below – or read on for the full line-up of fixtures, all of which are exclusively on Amazon Prime Video unless otherwise stated.

The tournament schedule

Round 1

13th November Ireland vs Wales – 7pm (only on Channel 4)

14th November Italy vs Scotland – 12.45pm England vs Georgia – 3:00pm

Coverage starts at 12pm

15th November France vs Fiji – 15th November – 3.00pm

Coverage starts at 2.30pm

Round 2

21st November Italy vs Fiji – 12.45pm England vs Ireland – 3:00pm (also on Channel 4) Wales vs Georgia – 5:15pm

Coverage starts at 12pm

22nd November Scotland vs France – 3:15pm

Coverage starts at 2.30pm

Round 3

28th November Scotland vs Fiji – 12.45pm Wales vs England – 3:00pm France vs Italy – 5:15pm

Coverage starts at 12pm

29th November

Ireland vs Georgia – 2pm (only on Channel 4)

Finals

5th December Georgia vs TBD – 12.45pm Ireland vs TBD – 2.15pm Wales vs TBD – 4.45pm

Coverage starts at 11am

6th December England vs TBD – 2.00pm

Coverage starts at 1pm

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