Written by Press Release
Tuesday, 24 May 2011 13:12
Junior World Trophy To Be Streamed Live
National Teams -
The IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy kicks off today in Tbilisi, Georgia and for only the second time in the tournament's history, the International Rugby Board will be streaming matches live and on-demand via the official tournament website www.irb.com/jwrt.
Twelve of the 16 matches in Tbilisi will be streamed - all of those taking place at the Avchala Stadium in the Georgian capital - which equates to three matches on each of the four match days, starting today with the Pool A clashes between Samoa and USA at 14:00 (local time) and Russia v Uruguay at 16:00. Hosts Georgia begin their campaign in Pool B against Canada at 18:00.
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By the end of day two on 28 May, fans of all eight teams will have been able to see their side in action on IRB.com at least once with 2010 runners up Japan playing Canada in the first match at Avchala and African champions Zimbabwe facing hosts Georgia in the last.
The pool stages then climax on 1 June with both Pool A encounter – Uruguay v USA and Samoa v Russia – streamed live before Georgia tackle Japan with all sides hoping to be in the Final four days later with the prize of promotion to the Junior World Championship 2012.
The Final will be the highlight of the matches streamed live on 5 June.
Eight matches, including all three of Georgia's pool matches and the Final, will also be broadcast live on Georgia's biggest network channel, the free to air Georgian Public Broadcaster.
Matches to be streamed live:
14:00 - Samoa v USA (Pool A) *
16:00 - Russia v Uruguay (Pool A)
18:00 - Georgia v Canada (Pool B) *
14:00 - Japan v Canada (Pool B) *
16:00 - Russia v USA (Pool A)
18:00 - Georgia v Zimbabwe (Pool B) *
14:00 - Uruguay v USA (Pool A) *
16:00 - Samoa v Russia (Pool A)
18:00 - Georgia v Japan (Pool B) *
13:30 - Fifth Place Play-off *
15:45 - Third Place Play-off *
18:10 - FINAL
* Matches also broadcast by the Georgian Public Broadcaster
The IRB will operate a Rugby News Service for the tournament, including features, match reports and video highlights at www.irb.com/jwrt.