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BBC to broadcast exclusive radio commentary of 2019 Rugby World Cup

BBC Radio 5 Live has secured exclusive UK radio commentary rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The competition runs from September 20 to November 2 and will be held in Japan.

Commentary of each game during the tournament will be broadcast on Radio 5 Live and Radio 5 Live Sports Extra.

“World Rugby is excited about the appointment of the BBC as the rights-holding radio broadcaster for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, which promises to be a very special and game-changing celebration of rugby,” said World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont.