AS Wales prepare for the Rugby World Cup 2021, S4C will show live coverage of their every game during the competition.
Ioan Cunningham and the Wales squad will make the journey to New Zealand in October, where they will face hosts New Zealand, Australia and Scotland in Pool A.
With each game being played during the early hours of the morning UK time, S4C will show live online coverage of each game on S4C Clic and the S4C YouTube page. A full match replay will then be shown on S4C, S4C Clic and BBC iPlayer later in the day, as well as all the reaction and analysis.
Heledd Anna will host S4C’s coverage, while a host of current and former Wales internationals will provide expert analysis of each game.
Wales begin their campaign in Whangarei on Sunday, October 9, against Scotland, with the game getting underway at 5.45am back home.
On Sunday, October 16, they take on reigning World Champions New Zealand in Auckland, with kick off at 3.15am in Wales.
Wales’ final pool match takes place in Whangarei on Saturday, October 22, against Australia, with kick off at 2.15am UK time.
The top two teams from each of the three pools will progress to the Knockout Stages, along with the two highest ranked third-placed teams. Should Wales progress beyond the Pool stages, S4C will show live coverage of each game.
Wales captain Siwan Lillicrap said: “We are thrilled S4C will be following our journey in New Zealand with live coverage of our matches along with full replays at a time when many of our women’s teams will be getting ready to play their own games back in Welsh rugby clubs.
“We are all very proud to fly the flag for Welsh rugby over the coming weeks and it’s very important to us that we can continue to grow the support that we enjoyed over the recent TikTok Women’s Six Nations.”
S4C Rugby World Cup host Heledd Anna said: “This is an exciting time for the Welsh national team and the Rugby World Cup is a huge opportunity for the team to show that they can take the next step and compete with the world’s best.
“They are in a tough pool but they have prepared very well in their training camp and we hope that they will be ready for the challenges that face them.
“We will follow the Welsh camp closely on S4C, with interviews and build-up during the week on the @S4CRygbi social media channels, as well as our dedicated match-day coverage, so we hope you can join us for the whole journey.”
Rugby World Cup 2021 on S4C
Sunday 9 October – Wales v Scotland – KO 5.45am UK time
Sunday 16 October – Wales v New Zealand – KO 3.15am UK time
Saturday 22 October – Australia v Wales – KO 2.15am UK time
Each game will be shown live online on S4C Clic and the S4C YouTube page. A full match replay will then be shown on S4C, S4C Clic and BBC iPlayer later in the day.
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