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Direct-to-Consumer “Rugby Pass” Features Matches from Six Nations Championship, Champions Cup, European Rugby Cup Challenge and Premiership Rugby League

“Rugby World Cup Pass” to Live Stream All 48 Tournament Games – 22 Exclusively – and Original Programming for 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan

Individual World Cup Pool Play Matches Available for Purchase Through “Rugby World Cup Single Match Pass”

”All-Access Premium Rugby Pass” Includes All Offerings From “Rugby Pass” and “Rugby World Cup Pass”

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 14, 2019NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Group’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – launched four rugby passes today, providing rugby fans with unprecedented access to exclusive championships and tournaments throughout the year, including this fall’s 2019 Rugby World Cup from Tokyo, Japan. Available now on, the direct-to-consumer passes will offer fans in the U.S. unprecedented commercial-free coverage, live and on-demand, on desktop, mobile, tablet and connected TV devices.

The NBC Sports Gold rugby passes feature coverage of Six Nations Championship, multiple international championships and tournaments, the 2019 Rugby World Cup from Japan, exclusive studio and original programming, highlights and more.

Following are the rugby NBC Sports Gold options available for purchase:

  • Rugby Pass

    • Available for $69.99
    • Includes the following tournaments and competitions live, commercial-free and on-demand

      • All 135 Premiership Rugby League matches
      • All 15 Six Nations Championship matches
      • All 120 Heineken Champions Cup matches
      • All knockout phase matches of the European Rugby Cup Challenge

  • Rugby World Cup Pass

    • Available for $199.99 for the entire tournament
    • Includes all 48 matches live, commercial-free and on-demand

      • 22 exclusive matches to be shown only on NBC Sports Gold
    • Features exclusive original programming, daily pre- and post-day shows, extended match highlights and more

  • “Rugby World Cup Single Match Pass”

    • Available for $29.99 for one pool play match

  • “All-Access Premium Rugby Pass”

    • Available for $229.99
    • Includes all offerings from “Rugby Pass” and “Rugby World Cup Pass”

The 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan begins on Friday, September 20 and concludes with the World Cup Final on Saturday, November 2 from International Stadium Yokohama.

The 2019-2020 Premiership Rugby League season opens on Friday, September 20 and the Premiership Grand Final will be held on June 20, 2020 from Twickenham Stadium. The 2019-2020 Heineken Champions Cup begins on November 15 with the opening round of pool matches while the European Rugby Challenge Cup also starts in November. The Six Nations Championship begins in February 2020 and runs through March.

Information about Rugby World Cup television programming and offerings for NBC Sports Pub Pass – a new customizable Over The Top (OTT) platform developed specifically for the retail pub/restaurant market in the U.S. – will be available soon.

Find NBC Sports Gold in the NBC Sports app. Available on Apple iOS & tvOS, Android, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast and online at NBC Sports Gold is powered by Playmaker Media, NBC Sports Digital’s technology service which provides end-to-end support for companies in need of best-in-class live streaming and VOD solutions.


NBC Sports Gold is NBC Sports’ direct-to-consumer live streaming product that provides sports fans with access to exclusive premium sports events and content, live and on-demand, at an affordable price. Launched in 2016 with a single cycling product, NBC Sports Gold currently offers 17 individual sports “passes” – eleven domestic (PGA TOUR LIVE, Premier League, Premier League Match Day, INDYCAR, Cycling, Track & Field, Premier Lacrosse League, Speed Skating, Rugby, Supercross, and Snow, consisting of seven Olympic winter sports); two regional (Blazers and Philly); one combination (Supercross and Pro Motocross), two domestic and international (Figure Skating and Pro Motocross); and one international-only (Notre Dame Football). Find NBC Sports Gold in the NBC Sports app. Available on Apple iOS & tvOS, Android, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast and