More Than 50 Hours of Live Women’s Rugby World Cup Coverage Features Every Match Streamed Live on Peacock; Select Encore Coverage Presented on CNBC
Coverage Begins Friday at 9:15 p.m. ET with South Africa-France Live on Peacock; Live Coverage of Finals on Saturday, November 12, at 1:30 a.m. ET on Peacock
Team USA’s First Match Against Italy Live Saturday at 7:45 p.m. ET on Peacock; Encore Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on CNBC
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 5, 2022 – NBC Sports presents live coverage of the women’s 2021 Rugby World Cup beginning this week with every match live on Peacock. CNBC will present encore coverage of each Team USA pool play match, a semifinals match, and the finals.
On Friday, Oct. 7, Peacock will begin its coverage of the five-week championship event, live streaming all matches and presenting more than 50 hours of live coverage from New Zealand. Team USA, who are coming off a fourth-place finish in the 2017 women’s Rugby World Cup, will play their first match this Saturday, Oct. 8 live at 7:45 p.m. ET on Peacock. CNBC will present encore coverage of the match Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
This is the first women’s Rugby World Cup since 2017 after the tournament was postponed from 2021 to 2022 due to COVID-19. The tournament is set to be hosted by New Zealand for the first time, who are the defending World Cup champions, and all matches will be held at either Eden Park, Semenoff Stadium, or Waitakere Stadium.
The women’s Rugby World Cup is an international rugby 15s tournament that is held every four years. Unlike the Olympic format of rugby sevens that allows seven players per side, rugby union 15s is the sport’s original format that sees 15 players on each side. This year’s edition marks the ninth women’s Rugby World Cup and the first time ever that a country in the Southern Hemisphere has hosted.
The teams will first play across three pools of four with each team playing the other three teams in their pool. The two top teams in each pool, together with the two best-third-placed teams, will qualify for the quarterfinals. The four quarterfinal winners will advance to the semifinals, with the two winners advancing to the final to be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, from Eden Park.
Participating teams in this year’s women’s Rugby World Cup include: New Zealand, Australia, Wales, Scotland (Pool A); United States, Canada, Italy, Japan (Pool B); and England, France, South Africa, Fiji (Pool C).
How to Watch – Friday, October 7 – Saturday, November 12 (all times ET):
- Streaming: Peacock (LIVE), NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
- TV: CNBC
WOMEN’S RUGBY WORLD CUP SCHEDULE
All matches to be presented live on Peacock
|Fri., Oct. 7||South Africa vs. France||9:15-11:15 p.m.||Peacock|
|Fri., Oct. 7||Fiji vs. England||11:45 p.m.-1:45 a.m.||Peacock|
|Fri., Oct. 7||Australia vs. New Zealand||2:15-4:15 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 8||United States vs. Italy||7:45-9:45 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 8||Japan vs. Canada||10:15 p.m.-12:15 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 8||Wales vs. Scotland||12:45-2:45 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sun., Oct. 9||United States vs. Italy||1-3 p.m.||CNBC*|
|Fri., Oct. 14||Scotland vs. Australia||10 p.m.-12 a.m.||Peacock|
|Fri., Oct. 14||United States vs. Japan||12:30-2:30 a.m.||Peacock|
|Fri., Oct. 14||France vs. England||3-5 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 15||United States vs. Japan||10 a.m.-Noon||CNBC*|
|Sat., Oct. 15||Italy vs. Canada||7:45-9:45 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 15||Wales vs. New Zealand||10:15 p.m.-12:15 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 15||Fiji vs. South Africa||12:45-2:45 a.m.||Peacock|
|Fri., Oct. 21||Australia vs. Wales||9:15-11:15 p.m.||Peacock|
|Fri., Oct. 21||New Zealand vs. Scotland||11:45 p.m.-1:45 a.m.||Peacock|
|Fri., Oct. 21||France vs. Fiji||2:15-4:15 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 22||Japan vs. Italy||7:45-9:45 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 22||Canada vs. United States||10:15 p.m.-12:15 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 22||England vs. South Africa||12:45-2:45 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sun., Oct. 23||Canada vs. United States||11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.||CNBC*|
|Fri., Oct. 28||Quarterfinal 1||11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.||Peacock|
|Fri., Oct. 28||Quarterfinal 2||2:30-4:30 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 29||Quarterfinal 1||12:30-2:30 p.m.||CNBC*|
|Sat., Oct. 29||Quarterfinal 3||8:30-10:30 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 29||Quarterfinal 4||11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.||Peacock|
|Fri., Nov. 4||Semifinal 1||11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.||Peacock|
|Fri., Nov. 4||Semifinal 2||2:30-4:30 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Nov. 5||Semifinal 1||9-11 a.m.||CNBC*|
|Fri., Nov. 11||Third Place||10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.||Peacock|
|Fri., Nov. 11||Finals||1:30-3:30 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Nov. 12||Third Place||10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.||CNBC*|
|Sat., Nov. 12||Finals||12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.||CNBC*|