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ProSiebenSat.1 takes on Rugby League World Cup rights

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has acquired rights to the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, which commences later this month.

Games will be broadcast by free-to-air channel ProSieben Maxx, along with being live streamed by ran.de and prosiebenmaxx.de, as well as their respective apps.

The national team tournament takes place from October 26 to December 2 in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

ProSieben Maxx will televise three live games from the group stage, including New Zealand versus Samoa on October 28, England versus Lebanon on November 4 and Australia versus Lebanon on November 11.

The channel will also broadcast quarter-final and semi-final games on November 18 and November 25, along with the tournament final on December 2.

Additional games will be replayed in full on Sundays.