Rugby World Cup on Sky and NOW
The Rugby World Cup on Sky and NOW
Sky Sport’s Italian summer never seems to end and continues with another extraordinary adventure: on Sky and streaming on NOW, from September 8 the Rugby World Cup – France 2023, the most eagerly awaited oval ball tournament of the year. Twenty national teams will compete for the Webb Ellis Cup, the trophy that has awarded the world’s strongest team since 1987. Tradition and prestige, strength and organization, class and determination: it will take a perfect mix of elements to raise the World Cup in the skies of Paris next October 28.
Will France be able to take advantage of the field factor? Will Ireland repeat the splendors of the last Six Nations? Will the “All Blacks” New Zealand or the “Springboks” South Africa’s “defending champions hit the poker of rainbow triumphs? And where can the new and ambitious Italy go from here? Questions that await answers from the 48 scheduled matches.
THE ITALIAN NATIONALS, THE SPECIAL OBSERVED – Every day, Sky’s correspondents in France will report on the approach to the Azzurri’s challenges with live links on Sky Sport 24, interviews and all the behind-the-scenes of the retreat, as well as the latest news on Italy’s opponents. The Rugby World Cup – France 2023 will also have online coverage: results, highlights, gallery and updates on skysport.it and on Sky Sport official social channels.
The “RUGBY TEAM” OF SKY SPORT
Sky fields four major players in the history of the national team: Diego Dominguez (74 caps, Italy’s all-time leading scorer and one of seven players to have scored more than 1,000 points internationally), Andrea De Rossi (32 caps, captain at the 2004 Six Nations), Alessandro Moscardi (44 caps, 19 times captain of the national team) and Pippo Frati (4 caps), as well as Federico Fusetti (former player and now technical manager of Petrarch junior). It will be up to them, in the role of video analysts before, during and after the matches, to recount in depth every detail of the world challenges using the’indispensable support of technology.
The commentators will be Francesco Pierantozzi, Moreno Molla, Paolo Malpezzi and Nicola Roggero. For refereeing and regulatory issues, there will be no shortage of contributions from’former referee Maurizio Vancini, president of the Lombardy Regional Committee.
On the occasion of the matches of the Azzurri, in-depth studies conducted by Davide Camicioli, in the company of Diego Dominguez and with Moreno Molla sent to France following Italy.
In addition, on the occasion of the match between Italy and Uruguay, Sky Sport “The Miracle of the Andes” will retrace the well-known 1972 episode when a plane belonging to a Uruguayan rugby team headed to Chile crashed over the mountain range with 45 people on board; 16 of them were found alive two and a half months later by rescuers. Testimonies, anecdotes and interviews from survivors to recall that harrowing event.
Appointment Monday, Sept. 18 at 11 p.m., on Sky Sport Arena and streaming on NOW (also available on demand).