The 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan has finally started and the six-week action will be available in India and around the world. Watch all Rugby World Cup 2019 matches live online on SonyLiv and for worldwide TV channel guide, you can check below.
The ninth edition of the Rugby World Cup will begin on September 20 and last until November 2. The host of the tournament, Japan, will be the first Asian nation to host the rugby world cup. The opening match of the tournament will take place at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo. Whereas, the final of the tournament will take place at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohoma.
List of teams participating in the World Cup
A total of 20 teams will participate in the competition that have been divided into four groups of five teams each. The tournament will consist of both league and playoffs. The four pools consist of:
Rugby World Cup 2019 Live Streaming, TV Channel in India
Sony Pictures Network (SPN) has acquired the exclusive rights to broadcast the World Cup games in India. The matches will be broadcast live and exclusively on the SONY TEN 2 channels.
Rugby fans in India can watch the Rugby World Cup live stream on SPN’s premium video-on-demand (VOD) service SonyLIV. The deal includes exclusive broadcasting and digital rights in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives. How to watch Rugby World Cup 2019 live around the world?
India’s growing interest in rugby
Rugby is a fast growing sport in India, with a dedicated fan base and talented local athletes. India is enjoying a huge increase in engagement and interest and is home to a fan base of twenty-three million (43% female) according to the most recent Nielsen analysis, which demonstrates the great potential of one of the nations. most inhabited in the world.
The sport was introduced to India in the late 19th century. Indian rugger players have managed to make a mark on the world stage over the years by putting on solid performances. As Indian audiences transition from pure cricket spectators to multi-sport spectators, the recognition of rugger is on the rise.