Sky Sports has announced plans to show all of the England Women’s Six Nations rugby matches.
The sports channel will show four out of five games as they happen, with the face off between England and Scotland being shown after the time.
The move means that for the first time every women’s England game, in the Six Nations, will be broadcasted.
Speaking about the announcement, RFU Chief Executive, Ian Ritchie said: “This commitment from Sky Sports reflects what an exciting time it is for women’s rugby and the ongoing growth of the game.”
“This is an excellent opportunity for any fans unable to attend games to get behind the Red Roses as they build towards the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland later this year.”
Gus Williamson, Head of Rugby for Sky Sports, said: “This is great news for Sky Sports viewers and another example of our strong partnership with the RFU across all levels.”
“This deal will give our viewers more action from the Women’s Six Nations than ever before, which adds to a thrilling year of women’s rugby on Sky Sports.”
The move is part of an ongoing scheme to highlight more women’s sport in 2017. Sky Sports viewers can also watch all six legs of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series, alongside live coverage of all of England’s international games, Quad Series and the Vitality Netball Superleague.
Sky is also due to become the home of the Women’s Cricket World Cup this summer. Sky has also announced the production of the UK’s only dedicated women’s sports show, Sportswomen.