BBC ALBA to broadcast Scotland World Rugby U20 Trophy matches

BBC ALBA to broadcast Scotland World Rugby U20 Trophy matches

Scottish Rugby has today confirmed that all of Scotland’s World Rugby U20 Trophy matches will be shown live and exclusive on free-to-air BBC ALBA and BBC iPlayer in the UK. This includes the age-grade team’s three pool matches, along with their final play-off on Wednesday 17 July (time TBC).

The announcement comes ahead of the annual competition kicking off at the start of July in which seven teams from around the world will travel to Edinburgh to participate.

Scotland U20 – who were drawn in Pool A – will compete against Samoa, Hong Kong China and Japan. Pool B will see under-20 teams from Kenya, Netherlands, Uruguay and recently qualified USA compete for their spot in the play-offs.

All other matches throughout the tournament will be available to watch live on RugbyPass TV.

Picture credit: Neil Hanna Photography

Lynsey McMillan, Scottish Rugby Head of Marketing, said: “It’s fantastic news that BBC ALBA will be showing the four Scotland U20 matches at next month’s World Rugby U20 Trophy in Edinburgh.

“This is an important tournament for the team as they look to try and win promotion, so it’s great that fans who can’t make it along to Hive Stadium will still be able to watch the matches live on a free-to-air channel.

“Thank you once again to the team at BBC ALBA for all their support of rugby in Scotland.”

Fiona MacKenzie, BBC ALBA commissioning editor, said: “The World Rugby U20 Trophy is set to be a gripping tournament, and we are bringing fans all the action across BBC ALBA and BBC iPlayer for the first time in its 16-year history.

“Our partnership with Scottish Rugby means viewers far and wide can watch the next generation of rugby talent make their international debuts over the four match days.”

BBC ALBA is available on: Freeview / You View 7 (Scotland only), Freesat 109 (UK), Sky 117 (Scotland), Sky 169 (rest of UK), Sky Glass 121 (Scotland), Sky Glass 172 (Rest of UK), Virgin Media 120 (Scotland), Virgin Media 161 (rest of UK). It is also available on the BBC ALBA channel on BBC iPlayer and BBC ALBA YouTube.

Scotland U20 World Rugby U20 Trophy Matches

Tuesday 2 July: Scotland U20 v Samoa U20 (kick off 5.15pm – live on BBC ALBA)

Sunday 7 July: Scotland U20 v Hong Kong China U20 (kick off 2.30pm – live on BBC ALBA

Friday 12 July: Scotland U20 v Japan U20 (kick off 7.45pm – live on BBC ALBA)

Wednesday 17 July: Scotland U20 v TBC (kick off TBC – live on BBC ALBA)

Tickets are available to purchase here

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