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Is Amazon trying to score rugby international rights?

Streamer reportedly considering bidding for the Eight Nations tournament

Amazon is reportedly in negotiations to land the rights to this autumn’s Eight Nations international rugby tournament.

According to the Daily Mail, Amazon Prime has registered an interest in bidding for the rights.

The report suggests Amazon wants to rights in order to boost its Prime offering in the run-up to Christmas. The international matches are due to take place in November, and Amazon already has the rights to one round of Premier League football matches before the festive season.

The tournament is due to take place in November and early December and feature the Six Nations teams plus two from Fiji, Georgia and South Africa.

If successful, it would be the first time rugby has been available on a streaming service.

The Six Nations are in charge of the tender process and are reported to be looking at Amazon’s move for a one-off, multi-million-pound deal.

A Six Nations spokesperson said: “Six Nations are busy finalising the arrangements for the autumn competition including broadcasting. An announcement will be made when elements are finalised.”