The RFU Championship is continuing to pave the way in
innovation, leading on from Sky Sports' behind the scenes footage
and RefCam with a live Twitter stream of a Round 22 game, as voted
for by supporters.
In what will be a first in rugby worldwide, the RFU
Championship, the second tier of English professional rugby, will
stream a game live on Twitter during the final weekend of league
fixtures on Saturday April 20, in association with the Rugby
Continuing to bring supporters closer to the action, which game
is streamed live through the social networking site will be chosen
by public vote.
The final weekend of games offers up some fascinating
encounters, with in form Nottingham facing a tough away trip
to Leeds Carnegie, Newcastle - already guaranteed a place in the
semi-finals - hoping to end the league stage without dropping a
match,and Cornish Pirates seeing off the league stage with a visit
from survival hopefuls Jersey.
So the Green and
Whites are calling on all supporters and @NottinghamRugby
Twitter followers - which total nearly 6,000 on the popular social
network site - to starting voting for their team.
Speaking about the new initiative, RFU Head of Digital Nick Shaw
"This is another fantastic piece of innovation from the RFU
Championship. The league offers us a real opportunity to get closer
to the action and importantly, involve supporters throughout.
Rather than us predict which game we think supporters will want to
see, we've chosen to ask them directly, which is a first for the
"In addition, the streaming on Twitter is a first in rugby
worldwide, and in professional sport in the UK. "
So if you want to watch Nottingham make history simply
and register your vote. The game with the highest number of votes
will be streamed live via @RFUChampionship on Saturday April
Voting is now open and will close at midnight, Sunday April 14.
Any submissions received after this time will not be counted.
The chosen game will be announced on Monday April 15.
Full round of fixtures that you can vote for...
Leeds Carnegie Vs.
Nottingham 15:00 Headingley
Newcastle Falcons Vs. Bristol Rugby, 15:00, Kingston Park
Cornish Pirates Vs. Jersey 15:00 The Mennaye
Doncaster Knights Vs. Plymouth Albion 15:00 Castle Park
Moseley Vs. Bedford Blues 15:00 Billesley Common
Rotherham Titans Vs. London Scottish 15:00 Clifton Lane