England Rugby have launched the new Tyrrells Premier 15s website . The fully mobile optimised site will feature all the latest news, features, analysis, fixtures and statistics for the competition throughout the season.
England Rugby will also live stream a minimum of five games across the season led by host commentator Nick Heath and special guests with the games hosted on the new website, along with the England Rugby social media channels.
In addition, England Rugby today also confirmed that Sky Sports will broadcast Richmond FC vs Wasps FC Ladies at Richmond Athletic Ground, on Sunday 3rd December KO 12:45, in a newly rearranged fixture. The game will be broadcast as part of a double header alongside the Greene King IPA Championship fixture, London Scottish v Richmond, KO 3pm. Both matches will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Action.
RFU Director for Professional Rugby, Nigel Melville today said: “We want to build a world-class competition that will inspire and attract new fans, having a new dedicated website will allow us to do so much more in terms of engagement throughout the season and continue reach new audiences through various forms of content. In addition, we are delighted that Sky will broadcast one of the Tyrrells Premier 15s fixtures this season, a milestone for the new competition”.
Tyrrells Premier 15s will kick off this weekend, with 10 teams competing to take home the inaugural title.
The new women’s domestic competition will see an investment of £2.4million from the RFU over the next three years with clubs benefitting directly. The competition is expected to improve standards of the women’s game, as well as increase the talent pool available for selection for England in the future.
Melville added: “The Tyrrells Premier 15s competition is an important step forward for women’s rugby to strengthen the foundations of the women’s game as it continues to grow in popularity. By investing at domestic level we can build a sustainable model to support the growth of the game at elite level.
The competition will crucially expand the playing pool of players available for international selection which will enable us to reach our long-term objective of running dual professionalised 15s and sevens programmes and allow us to compete on all fronts at the highest level.”
Report courtesy of the England Rugby