REPORTS | Eight Nations will not be on free-to-air TV this autumn

The Eight Nations tournament will get underway on the weekend of November 14, with retail giants Amazon the front-runners to secure the broadcast rights.

According to Mail Online Amazon are looking to secure the TV coverage and have the spending power to outbid their rivals.

As it’s a new event, it’s open to all comers and subscription channel Amazon Prime looks set to make a big entry into the rugby market.

According to business experts, it would give Amazon an extra strategic push to attract new customers before Christmas.

Here are the groups that have been drawn up, with Fiji and Japan reportedly dropping out.

POOL A

  • England
  • Wales
  • Ireland
  • Georgia

POOL B

  • Scotland
  • France
  • Italy
  • South Africa

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With over 25,000 responses so far, we look at the squad that would be heading to South Africa to take on the Springboks.

BACK-THREE

Liam Williams (Wales), Stuart Hogg (Scotland), Anthony Watson (England), Jonny May (England), Josh Adams (Wales), Jacob Stockdale (Ireland), George North (Wales).


CENTRES

Manu Tuilagi (England), Owen Farrell (England), Jonathan Davies (Wales), Robbie Henshaw (Ireland), Garry Ringrose (Ireland).


FLY-HALF

Finn Russell (Scotland, Johnny Sexton (Ireland), Dan Biggar (Wales).


SCRUM-HALF

Rhys Webb (Wales), Gareth Davies (Wales), Conor Murray (Ireland)

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