United Rugby Championship

Rugby union will return to the schedules of New Zealand streaming service Spark Sport after it acquired rights to club competition the United Rugby Championship

Rugby union’s cross-border United Rugby Championship will be showcased on free-to-air television in Italy thanks to an agreement announced this afternoon (Tuesday) with commercial broadcaster Mediaset.

The United Rugby Championship will increase its annual media rights income by about 30 per cent in its new four-season media rights cycle, despite a dramatic shift toward free-to-air broadcasters in key markets.