The Story of Rugby

A unique, premium contemporary documentary series which explores the vibrant social history and impact of rugby around the world — from its origins through to the present day — for a massive global audience.

Released worldwide in the build-up to the Rugby World Cup 2019™, THE STORY OF RUGBY charts the thrilling, rich and unexpected history from ancient Rome to what is today the world’s fastest growing major sport.

Driven by the best stories and visual material our researchers and archivists unearth from around the world, THE STORY OF RUGBY independently explores 2000 years of this unique game, meet its memorable personalities and famous followers, learn its seismic moments on and off the field, to better understand why rugby is today played and enjoyed so passionately in more than 120 countries.

Executive producers DHL, Desert Road and Hit + Run are proud to deliver THE STORY OF RUGBY to old and new rugby fans around the world. See below to find out where and when you can follow the Story.

CountryNetworkAiring Date
IrelandRTE15th August 2019
New ZealandTVNZ25th August 2019
ScandinaviaViaplayw/c 26th August 2019
AustraliaFox14th & 15th October 2019
JapanNHK16th September 2019
Latin AmericaESPN
USNBC Sports Network
CanadaCBC Gem4th October 2019
AfricaSuper Sport