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Channel 4 to broadcast Welsh Rugby World Cup warm-up matches

Wales take on England on 17th August and Ireland on 31st August

Channel 4 will broadcast Rugby World Cup warm-up matches as part of an agreement with the Welsh Rugby Union.

The reigning Six Nations Champions will play England on 17th August and Ireland on 31st August.

The broadcaster will also show Ireland take on Wales on 7th September and Ireland against Italy on 10th August.

Channel 4 sport commissioning editor Joe Blake-Turner said: “We’re delighted to be working with the Grand Slam winners once again and look forward to Warren Gatland’s men laying down markers against Ireland and England.

“It promises to be an intriguing summer of rugby for fans of all nations ahead of the Rugby World Cup.”

Welsh Rugby Union chief executive Martyn Phillips added: “We will be delighted to welcome Channel 4 to Cardiff and join their portfolio of rugby programming this summer.”