Global Rapid Rugby 2020 free to view
Global Rapid Rugby (GRR) announced this week that the 2020 season, which kicks off this weekend, will be free-to-view and available in most regions on a range of digital platforms.
GRR CEO Mark Evans said of the news “growing the game of rugby far and wide was one of the original motivations behind Global Rapid Rugby and its innovative, progressive brand. A digital broadcast deal means Rapid Rugby is available anywhere, at any time to anyone.”
He added: “The fast-paced, high scoring, entertaining nature of our competition suits a younger, family audience. Working with Rugby Pass and YouTube gives Rapid Rugby a chance to reach the homes, phones and devices of sports and entertainment fans throughout the Asia Pacific region where the games will be played, and beyond, where the appetite for rugby is huge.”
In broadcast details released by Rapid Rugby, they said a “digitally focussed broadcast strategy includes international content aggregator Rugby Pass transmitting and promoting all 31 games of Season One via YouTube on Global Rapid Rugby’s website, rapidrugby.com.”
Other countries can also watch Rapid Rugby:
A range of online platforms and broadcasters will show all 31 games live in:
- Australia: Kayo Sports
- New Zealand: Sky Sports
- Fiji: Fiji Broadcasting Corporation
- Samoa: TV1 Samoa
It was also announced that broadcast provider Gravity Media will produce the majority of matches.
Rapid Rugby 2020 season
You can find out more about the 2020 season schedule here. There are ten rounds of rugby running from 13th March until the 24th of May. The grand final will be played on the 6th June at HBF Park in Perth
Round 1 March 14 2020
- Fijian Latui vs China Lions
- Manuma Samoa vs South China Tigers
- Western Force vs Malaysia Valke
You can find out more about the teams and the tournament here.
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