Success: Due to the high tournament viewing figures, the cost of broadcasting rights has soared Getty Images Rugby World Cup TV Coverage Fast becoming one of the most anticipated and watched sporting events in the world, the rights to televise the Rugby World Cup every four years have become sought after by most broadcasting companies. Considering the tournament was a huge success, the costs have soared. But who has secured the tournament rights?
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Van der Flier was initially named as a replacement and his spot on the bench will be taken by Jordi Murphy for the crunch clash between the top two ranked sides in the world. Leinster flank Leavy did not train on Thursday, but was named in the side by coach Joe Schmidt.
He also failed to take part in the captain's run yesterday and has now been withdrawn with his coach suggesting earlier in the week that the year-old was "stiff and sore".
Nothing too specific," Schmidt said. R Kearney, K Earls, G Ringrose, B Aki, J Stockdale, J Sexton, 9. K Marmion; 1. C Healy, 2. R Best, 3. Tadhg Furlong, 4.
D Toner, 5. J Ryan, 6. P O'Mahony, 7. D Leavy, 8. CJ Stander Replacements: S Cronin, J McGrath, A Porter, I Henderson, J van der Flier, L McGrath, J Carbery, J Larmour.
New Zealand XV: D McKenzie, B Smith, J Goodhue, R Crotty, R Ioane, B Barrett, 9. A Smith; 1.
K Tu'inukuafe, 2. C Taylor, 3. O Franks, 4.
B Retallick, 5. S Whitelock, 6. L Squire, 7.
A Savea, 8. K Read Replacements: D Coles, O Tuungafasi, N Laulala, S Barrett, M Todd, TJ Perenara, R Mo'unga, A Lienert-Brown. Irish fans will be able to stream the action via the RTE Player, which can be downloaded across a host of devices.