30 Oct 2012

All Blacks fans could miss out on seeing Italy test

1:48 pm on 30 October 2012

All Blacks fans may miss out on coverage of the upcoming test against Italy.

Sky Sport television has issued a statement on its website to assure customers they have bid for the Italy match, which takes place overnight on November the 18th.

Sky says it's been in negotiations for the rights to this match for some time and it's not uncommon for sports rights to be confirmed days or even hours before an event begins.

The company says it will continue to try to secure the rights until kickoff, or until there is another successful bidder.

Sky has secured TV rights for the other All Blacks matches against Scotland, Wales and England.