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More Than 50 Hours of Live Women’s Rugby World Cup Coverage Features Every Match Streamed Live on Peacock; Select Encore Coverage Presented on CNBC

Coverage Begins Friday at 9:15 p.m. ET with South Africa-France Live on Peacock; Live Coverage of Finals on Saturday, November 12, at 1:30 a.m. ET on Peacock

Team USA’s First Match Against Italy Live Saturday at 7:45 p.m. ET on Peacock; Encore Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on CNBC

STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 5, 2022 – NBC Sports presents live coverage of the women’s 2021 Rugby World Cup beginning this week with every match live on Peacock. CNBC will present encore coverage of each Team USA pool play match, a semifinals match, and the finals.

On Friday, Oct. 7, Peacock will begin its coverage of the five-week championship event, live streaming all matches and presenting more than 50 hours of live coverage from New Zealand. Team USA, who are coming off a fourth-place finish in the 2017 women’s Rugby World Cup, will play their first match this Saturday, Oct. 8 live at 7:45 p.m. ET on Peacock. CNBC will present encore coverage of the match Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

This is the first women’s Rugby World Cup since 2017 after the tournament was postponed from 2021 to 2022 due to COVID-19. The tournament is set to be hosted by New Zealand for the first time, who are the defending World Cup champions, and all matches will be held at either Eden Park, Semenoff Stadium, or Waitakere Stadium.

The women’s Rugby World Cup is an international rugby 15s tournament that is held every four years. Unlike the Olympic format of rugby sevens that allows seven players per side, rugby union 15s is the sport’s original format that sees 15 players on each side. This year’s edition marks the ninth women’s Rugby World Cup and the first time ever that a country in the Southern Hemisphere has hosted.

The teams will first play across three pools of four with each team playing the other three teams in their pool. The two top teams in each pool, together with the two best-third-placed teams, will qualify for the quarterfinals. The four quarterfinal winners will advance to the semifinals, with the two winners advancing to the final to be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, from Eden Park.

Participating teams in this year’s women’s Rugby World Cup include: New Zealand, Australia, Wales, Scotland (Pool A); United States, Canada, Italy, Japan (Pool B); and England, France, South Africa, Fiji (Pool C).

How to Watch – Friday, October 7 – Saturday, November 12 (all times ET):

    • Streaming: Peacock (LIVE),, NBC Sports app
    • TV: CNBC


All matches to be presented live on Peacock

DateMatchupTime (ET)Platform
Fri., Oct. 7South Africa vs. France9:15-11:15 p.m.Peacock
Fri., Oct. 7Fiji vs. England11:45 p.m.-1:45 a.m.Peacock
Fri., Oct. 7Australia vs. New Zealand2:15-4:15 a.m.Peacock
Sat., Oct. 8United States vs. Italy7:45-9:45 p.m.Peacock
Sat., Oct. 8Japan vs. Canada10:15 p.m.-12:15 a.m.Peacock
Sat., Oct. 8Wales vs. Scotland12:45-2:45 a.m.Peacock
Sun., Oct. 9United States vs. Italy1-3 p.m.CNBC*
Fri., Oct. 14Scotland vs. Australia10 p.m.-12 a.m.Peacock
Fri., Oct. 14United States vs. Japan12:30-2:30 a.m.Peacock
Fri., Oct. 14France vs. England3-5 a.m.Peacock
Sat., Oct. 15United States vs. Japan10 a.m.-NoonCNBC*
Sat., Oct. 15Italy vs. Canada7:45-9:45 p.m.Peacock
Sat., Oct. 15Wales vs. New Zealand10:15 p.m.-12:15 a.m.Peacock
Sat., Oct. 15Fiji vs. South Africa12:45-2:45 a.m.Peacock
Fri., Oct. 21Australia vs. Wales9:15-11:15 p.m.Peacock
Fri., Oct. 21New Zealand vs. Scotland11:45 p.m.-1:45 a.m.Peacock
Fri., Oct. 21France vs. Fiji2:15-4:15 a.m.Peacock
Sat., Oct. 22Japan vs. Italy7:45-9:45 p.m.Peacock
Sat., Oct. 22Canada vs. United States10:15 p.m.-12:15 a.m.Peacock
Sat., Oct. 22England vs. South Africa12:45-2:45 a.m.Peacock
Sun., Oct. 23Canada vs. United States11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.CNBC*
Fri., Oct. 28Quarterfinal 111:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.Peacock
Fri., Oct. 28Quarterfinal 22:30-4:30 a.m.Peacock
Sat., Oct. 29Quarterfinal 112:30-2:30 p.m.CNBC*
Sat., Oct. 29Quarterfinal 38:30-10:30 p.m.Peacock
Sat., Oct. 29Quarterfinal 411:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.Peacock
Fri., Nov. 4Semifinal 111:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.Peacock
Fri., Nov. 4Semifinal 22:30-4:30 a.m.Peacock
Sat., Nov. 5Semifinal 19-11 a.m.CNBC*
Fri., Nov. 11Third Place10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.Peacock
Fri., Nov. 11Finals1:30-3:30 a.m.Peacock
Sat., Nov. 12Third Place10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.CNBC*
Sat., Nov. 12Finals12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.CNBC*