The Six Nations Council have announced new attempts to raise the profile of Women’s rugby ahead of the 2017 tournament.
All matches will be aired live on television or streamed on the Six Nations YouTube channel. A highlights program will also be shown on the BBC every Sunday evening during the tournament.
On top of these broadcasting developments, venues offered by all six unions involved in the competition will have to meet certain standards monitored by a Six Nations Rugby match manager.
“This is an exciting development for Women’s rugby and it will give us a great base to work on for the future.” John Feehan, Chief Executive of Six Nations Rugby told the Six Nations website.
“For the first time in the history of the Six Nations Women’s Championship, supporters in each country will be able to watch all of their team’s matches live and to a high quality standard whether they are playing at home or away.
“This forms part of the ongoing work done by the Six Nations Council who are constantly looking at the Championship within the context of the global rugby landscape and at ways of developing our sport.”
The Women’s Six Nations gets underway in the first weekend of February, with reigning champions France taking on England at Twickenham straight after the Men’s game on February 4.