Rugby

JWC set for record TV viewers

2014-05-29 12:00
IRB junior world title (File)
Cape Town - The seventh annual IRB Junior World Championship kicks on Monday, June 2 and according to the organisers is set to become the most televised since the tournament began in 2008.

Teams are arriving in New Zealand this week ahead of kick-off at the under 20 championship in Auckland.

The pool stages will be played in in Pukekohe and North Harbour Stadium, with the final held at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday, June 20.

The premier age-grade tournament will be beamed to over 262 million homes across the globe, with a whopping 436 hours of live rugby shown in over 140 countries.

England are out to retain their crown after beating Wales to win the JWC trophy last year.

South Africa won the trophy on home soil in 2012 and this year’s hosts New Zealand won the coveted prize four times between 2008 and 2011.

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