International rugby returns to S4C in August


With Welsh teams preparing to take on the world’s best in two international rugby tournaments during August, viewers will be able to watch every one of Wales’ games with live online coverage from S4C.

The Women’s Rugby World Cup begins on Wednesday 9 August in Ireland, while Wales’ Under 18s will take part in an international tournament in South Africa, from Friday 11 August.

S4C will show live coverage of Wales’s games in each tournament, on the home page,, as well as the S4C Chwaraeon Facebook Live page.

Wales Women’s side open their World Cup campaign at Billings Park in Dublin, with a match against New Zealand on Wednesday 9 August, at 2.45pm.

They are back in action on Sunday 13 August against Canada at 5.00pm, before taking on Hong Kong in their final group match on Thursday 17 August from 5.15pm.

After the group stages, the teams will play two more play-off games to determine their overall standings in the competition. Rhys ap Wiliam will be joined by former Wales international Caryl James in the commentary box for every one of Wales’s games.

In South Africa, Wales Under 18s will begin their three-match International Series on Friday 11 August at 3.00pm, against the hosts at the Paul Roos Gymnasium, in Stellenbosch. They play England Under 18s on Tuesday 15 August, before rounding off the series with against France on Saturday 19 August.

Sue Butler, S4Cs Sports Commissioner said: "These two events are an opportunity for Welsh rugby to showcase its talents on the world stage. We are delighted to be showing live coverage of both teams on and the S4C Chwaraeon Facebook Live page.”

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