Since kick off at Twickenham a little over six weeks ago, the eyes of the world have been fixed on host nation England, as the Rugby World Cup returned to the northern hemisphere for the first time since France 2007.
It wasn’t the tournament that England were looking for, as a series of poor performances saw them knocked out at the group stage for the first time in rugby world cup history. Ireland, Wales and Scotland all qualified for the quarter-finals, where they fell short against tougher opponents in Argentina, South Africa and Australia.
The semi-final fixtures saw South Africa take on New Zealand and Argentina and Argentina face Australia. In convincing fashion, New Zealand and Australia left their opponents to settle the Bronze Final as they progressed to the Final.
On Friday 30th October in the Bronze Final South Africa defeated Argentina to claim third place. The following day in the closing fixture of the tournament, New Zealand turned over Australia by 34 points to 17, becoming the first team to win the Rugby World Cup three times, and the first team to retain their world title.
Broadcast RF were selected to provide exclusive touch line radio cameras for the host broadcast coverage at all 48 matches throughout the tournament. This has proven to be the most successful Rugby World Cup tournament in history, not only on the pitch, but also in terms of attendance figures, ticket sales, social media activity and much much more. It has been recognised as the most viewed sports event in the UK to date with an average of over 8.5 million viewers, and Broadcast RF have been ever present all over the country bringing live pictures to fans across the globe.