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Ireland’s November clash with England set to be shown on Amazon Prime

Ireland will play three of their four matches in the upcoming, one-off Autumn Nations Cup at the Aviva Stadium, all three of which are expected to be screened by RTÉ and Channel 4, but The Irish Times has learned that their sole away game, against England, is likely to be shown exclusively on Amazon Prime.

The hastily arranged eight-team tournament, which is being run by the Six Nations and will also feature Georgia and Fiji, is to help partially fill the substantial financial void left by the lockdown, an absence of paying spectators since the resumption thus far and the cancellation of the traditional November tours by the southern hemisphere teams.

England v Ireland Rugby Selling the TV rights for the games on the UK mainland to Amazon will also soften the blow of Japan not being able to take part, and thus opening up the tournament to the lucrative Japanese TV market after the success of last year’s World Cup.

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