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France Télévisions to broadcast Women’s Rugby World Cup

French public-service broadcaster France Télévisions has struck a deal to show the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup.

The deal was announced by Laurent-Éric Le Lay, the broadcaster’s director of sports.

The competition will take place in Ireland from August 9-27.

It has not been confirmed whether the broadcaster will show the whole tournament or just matches featuring the France national team.

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