Rugby’s Home Nations are yet to agree TV broadcast deals for World Cup warm-up matches, with their attempts to get a better deal yet to pay off as Sky, ITV and Amazon Prime hold fire.
The Home Nations have yet to agree television deals for their World Cup warm-up matches this summer, with the rugby’s usual broadcast partners reluctant to commit to showing the number of games on offer.
Sportsmail has learned that the Six Nations have taken charge of collectively selling the TV rights for the six European sides ahead of the tournament in France in the hope of getting a better deal, but this approach has yet to pay off.
ITV have bought the exclusive rights for the World Cup in France but have yet to bid for the warm-up games despite numerous attractive matches being available.
England play Wales home and away in August, as well as facing Ireland and Fiji, whilst South Africa and Australia will also be in Europe ahead of the tournament for matches against Wales and France.
In addition, New Zealand are due to face South Africa at Twickenham.
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