BT Sport to show Scottish Rugby World Cup warm-ups

Pay-TV broadcaster to air live coverage of Italy double-header and trip to France.

19 June 2015 Eoin Connolly
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BT Sport has secured the rights to Scotland's warm-up matches for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.

The British pay-TV broadcaster will air the Scottish rugby union team's back-to-back fixtures against Italy – at Turin's Olympic Stadium on 22nd August and Edinburgh's BT Murrayfield on 29th August – as well as their trip to the Stade de France in Paris to take on the French on 5th September.

BT, the telecoms giant which owns BT Sport, signed a three-year, US$5.3 million principal sponsorship deal with Scottish Rugby in April.

“BT is a huge supporter of Scottish Rugby which is why we're so pleased to be showing three of the Scotland summer series games, live and exclusive on BT Sport,” said Simon Green, the head of BT Sport.

“Rugby union has been a big success on BT Sport and we're looking forward to bringing Scotland's preparations for the Rugby World Cup to our viewers.”

The Rugby World Cup begins on 18th September, with Scotland beginning their campaign against Japan at Gloucester's Kingsholm Stadium on 23rd September.

BT Sport has secured the rights to Scotland's warm-up matches for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.

The British pay-TV broadcaster will air the Scottish rugby union team's back-to-back fixtures against Italy – at Turin's Olympic Stadium on 22nd August and Edinburgh's BT Murrayfield on 29th August – as well as their trip to the Stade de France in Paris to take on the French on 5th September.

BT, the telecoms giant which owns BT Sport, signed a three-year, US$5.3 million principal sponsorship deal with Scottish Rugby in April.

“BT is a huge supporter of Scottish Rugby which is why we're so pleased to be showing three of the Scotland summer series games, live and exclusive on BT Sport,” said Simon Green, the head of BT Sport.

“Rugby union has been a big success on BT Sport and we're looking forward to bringing Scotland's preparations for the Rugby World Cup to our viewers.”

The Rugby World Cup begins on 18th September, with Scotland beginning their campaign against Japan at Gloucester's Kingsholm Stadium on 23rd September.