BT to show Scotland’s Rugby World Cup Warm-ups

Scotland’s international matches in preparation for the 2015 Rugby World Cup will be broadcast exclusively live on BT Sport.

The Scotland squad is holding training camps throughout June and July and in August will embark on a series of four games on consecutive weekends in preparation for the global tournament.

BT Sport will broadcast three of Scotland’s matches live and exclusively in the UK, including the home game at Murrayfield against Italy on Saturday, August 29.

Scotland also face Italy on back-to-back weekends starting with a game at the Olympic Stadium in Turin on Saturday 22nd August.

The return fixture then sees the Azzurri come to Murrayfield on Saturday, August 29, for a 3.15pm kick-off, where BT Sport will be live from the stadium to bring all the build-up and post-match analysis from this crucial fixture.

Italy pipped Scotland in the final minute of their RBS 6 Nations match earlier this year and will be keen to ensure their own Rugby World Cup preparations are positive.

The summer series concludes in Paris at the Stade de France with an evening match against France on Saturday, September 5, at 8.00pm.

Dominic McKay, Scottish Rugby’s Director of Commercial Operations, Public Affairs and Communications said: “The Summer Series matches are highly anticipated as the national team build up to the Rugby World Cup.

“We are delighted BT Sport will bring all their rugby expertise to these must-see games and build on the great coverage of the sport they have produced this season.

“It further reinforces the excellent relationship BT has with Scottish Rugby, which is enabling us to make significant investments in the game at all levels.”

Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “BT is a huge supporter of Scottish Rugby which is why we ‘re so pleased to be showing three of the Scotland summer series games, live and exclusive on BT Sport.

“Rugby Union has been a big success on BT Sport and we’re looking forward to bringing Scotland’s preparations for the Rugby World Cup to our viewers.”

Scotland begins its 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign at Kingsholm, Gloucester, on Wednesday, September 23, against Pool B opponents Japan.

BT Sport has covered the exploits of both Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh Rugby this season through its coverage of the European Champions and Challenge Cups respectively as well as extensive coverage of the recent World Rugby U20 Championships.