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BBC to screen home nations autumn rugby internationals

New Zealand's Anthony Boruc and Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll
Ireland v New Zealand will be shown live on the BBC on 20 November

The BBC will show Ireland, Scotland and Wales' autumn internationals on live TV this year following a series of new deals announced by BBC Sport.

The contracts will include rights for TV, radio and online, HD and iPlayer.

BBC Sport recently signed a deal with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) to provide highlights of every England international up to 2013 inclusive.

BBC Sport will cover Ireland and Wales games in 2010, 2012 and 2013 inclusive and Scotland games in 2010.

Philip Bernie, head of TV Sport at the BBC, said: "We're delighted to have renewed our partnership with the WRU, IRFU and SRU to cover their annual autumn international fixtures live and with the RFU to show highlights of their matches.

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"The autumn internationals continue to grow in intensity and importance as the home nations test themselves against the best of the southern hemisphere and take stock ahead of the forthcoming Six Nations Championship.

"We value the ongoing relationships we have with the home unions and look forward to continuing to bring top-class rugby to our audiences."


2010 autumn internationals on the BBC (live unless stated):

6 November
Wales v Australia: BBC Two, 1400-1630
Ireland v South Africa: BBC Two, 1710-1930
England v New Zealand (Highlights): BBC Three, 1900-2000

7 November
England v New Zealand (Highlights repeat): BBC Two, 1130-1230

13 November
Wales v South Africa: BBC One, 1415-1630
Ireland v Samoa: BBC Red Button/BBC Sport website, 1415-1630
Scotland v New Zealand: BBC Two, 1700-1915
England v Australia (Highlights): BBC Three, 1900-2000

14 November
England v Australia (Highlights repeat): BBC Two, 1600-1700

19 November
Wales v Fiji: BBC Two, 1900-2130

20 November
Scotland v South Africa: BBC One, 1400-1630
Ireland v New Zealand: BBC Two, 1700-1930
England v Samoa (Highlights): BBC Three, 1900-2000

21 November
England v Samoa (Highlights repeat): BBC Two, 1130-1230

27 November
Scotland v Samoa: BBC Two Scotland, 1400-1700
Wales v New Zealand: BBC Two, 1700-1915
England v South Africa (Highlights): BBC Three, 1900-2000

28 November
England v South Africa (Highlights repeat): BBC Two, 1130-1230
Ireland v Argentina: BBC Two, 1415-1715



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