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BBC Wales and S4C to show Rugby World Cup warm-up matches

Public-service broadcaster BBC Wales and Welsh-language channel S4C have secured broadcast and online rights to Wales’ warm-up games for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Wales face Ireland home and away on August 8 and 29 respectively, before hosting Italy in their final warm-up game on September 5.

Both home matches will be shown live by BBC Wales, with the broadcaster airing highlights of the match in Dublin.

S4C will show highlights of the first Ireland match and broadcast the Italy game in full.

The Rugby World Cup begins in England on September 18.