Channel 4 has already struck a deal to screen the British and Irish Lions Test match against Japan at BT Murrayfield the day before and will show highlights of the tour of South Africa.
There will be more rugby available on a free-to-air basis over the summer with Channel 4 also showing live coverage of England’s match up against the USA at Twickenham on July 4 as well as their game against Canada on July 10.
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