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Venue standards, live broadcasts and highlights show part of developments for women's 6 Nations

We’ll now be able to watch all of the women’s Six Nations games live.

Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Updated 10.30

SIX NATIONS ORGANISERS have unveiled new measures they hope will raise the profile of this year’s women’s championship.

Perhaps most importantly, the tournament has promised that the matches will be “produced for television to a high quality broadcast standard.”

While that does not necessarily mean all games will be live on TV, there will be live stream available on the Six Nations’ YouTube channel with the BBC carrying a Sunday evening highlights show.

RTÉ head of sport Ryle Nugent this morning confirmed that the national broadcaster will carry all five Ireland women’s fixtures on RTÉ 2.

The physical matchday experience is also an area that will receive new focus from organisers, with a ‘Six Nations Rugby match manager’ appointed to each game to ensure host venues meet a set of minimum standards for attending supporters.

“It will give us a great base to work on for the future, says Six Nations chief executive John Feehan.

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“For the first time in the history of the Six Nations Women’s Championship, supporters in each country will be able to watch all of their team’s matches live and to a high quality standard whether they are playing at home or away.

“This forms part of the ongoing work done by the Six Nations Council who are constantly looking at the Championship within the context of the global rugby landscape and at ways of developing our sport.”

Ireland get their Six Nations Championship underway with an away clash against Scotland on 3 February (KO: 18.35).

Originally published 06.10

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