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Nine and Stan Sport land Rugby World Cup rights

Australia players line up during national anthems prior to 2019 Rugby World Cup match versus Wales (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Rights to the men’s Rugby World Cup have returned to Australian commercial broadcaster Nine Entertainment in a deal that also includes the forthcoming women’s Rugby World Cup.

Nine and its Stan Sport subscription streaming service have secured rights to next year’s men’s tournament in France and the rescheduled women’s tournament to be held in New Zealand from October 8 to November 12.

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