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Sky Sports to show women’s rugby in 3D

Sky Sports has announced that it’ll be broadcasting the upcoming women’s international rugby game between England and France in both HD and 3D on November 9. 

This will see Sky entering the record books yet again as it will be the first broadcaster in the UK and Ireland to show such a game in 3D. 

As well as this, Sky will also be broadcasting all of the England men’s team games in 3D during the autumn, including the match against Argentina in the QBE International. 

Sky’s rugby coverage will let you experience the action up close in eye-popping HD and 3D

Read our guide to Sky SportsGus Williamson, executive producer of rugby union at Sky said: “We are thrilled to be giving the women’s international fixture the 3D treatment. It’s going to be a fantastic addition to the Autumn International line-up on Sky Sports in November and we’re looking forward to watching the team on their journey to the World Cup next year. 

“Our involvement in women’s rugby allows us to support their achievements and it’s become a valued part of our rugby offering and our year-round coverage of women’s sports.” 

On top of the England vs France game, match build up and highlights of the team’s Autumn International series will be featured on The Rugby Club, Sky’s weekly rugby union magazine show and the team will feature in Sky Sports programmes such as Sportswomen and Game Changers. 

To enjoy Sky Sports in 3D you’ll need to have the Entertainment Extra+ package (£32/month) and the HD and 3D pack £5.25/month as well as a Sky Sports subscription (£22/month) for a grand total of £59.25/month. 

Novemeber fixtures for rugby on Sky Sports are: 

  • Saturday, November 2: England v Australia – Sky Sports 2 HD/Sky 3D, 1:30pm 
  • Saturday, November 9: England v Argentina – Sky Sports 2 HD/Sky 3D, 1:30pm 
  • Saturday, November 9: England women v France women – Sky Sports 2 HD/Sky 3D, 17:05pm
  • Saturday, November 9: Italy v Australia – Red Button, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, November 9: France v New Zealand – Sky Sports 2 HD, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, November 16: England v New Zealand – Sky Sports 2 HD/Sky 3D, 1:30pm
  • Saturday, November 16: Italy v Fiji – Red Button, 2:00pm 
  • Saturday, November 16: France v Tonga – Sky Sports 2 HD, 5:00pm
  • Saturday, November 23: Italy v Argentina – Sky Sports 2 HD, 1:30pm
  • Saturday, November 23: France v South Africa – Sky Sports 2 HD, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, November 30: Barbarians v Fiji – Sky Sports 2 HD, 2:25pm

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