INFO RMC SPORT – No French channel has yet planned to broadcast the two summer tests of the Blues in Japan, at the beginning of July.
Les Bleus by Fabien Galthié are becoming more and more popular. And yet they may be invisible this summer… After having shone in particular against New Zealand and then having won the Grand Slam at the last Six Nations Tournament, the XV of France is going to Japan for its summer tour with two tests July 2 and 9, and the ambition to end the season on a series of ten consecutive victories. But who can see them?
For the moment, no French channel has bought the broadcasting rights, as a source confirmed to us at the French Rugby Federation. The two matches, scheduled for the morning in France (at 8 a.m. then 7:50 a.m.), could be played in a certain anonymity a year and a half before the World Cup.
Canal+, France Télévisions and TF1 not broadcasters for the moment
Same story with potential broadcasters. “For the moment, we are not broadcasting these matches”, we were told at Canal +, which had broadcast the matches played in Australia last season (which come under the rights Sanzaar, the rugby of the southern hemisphere, held by the encrypted chain). At France Télévisions as well as at TF1, the answer is also negative. It remains to be seen whether the file could evolve in the coming days…
Charles Ollivon and the 41 other players selected by Fabien Galthié, gathered for a few hours in Marcoussis, are flying to Japan this week.