Airdate: 2011 John Eales Medal

Tomorrow night FOX Sports broadcasts Australian Rugby’s John Eales Medal live from the big top at Sydney’s Luna Park.

It will be preceded by a Live “gold carpet” stream 6PM AEST on

Meanwile, Saturday’s Tri Nations decider surged into the record books by scoring an average audience of 428,000 viewers to become the most watched rugby Test in subscription television history.

FOX Sports CEO, Patrick Delany said: “Saturday night’s match was fantastic entertainment. It had us on the edge of our seats for the entire 80 minutes and there’s nothing better than watching it without the interference of ads during play.

“It’s given us an expectation that we’re in for a spectacular Rugby World Cup and the Wallabies are a huge shot at winning a third title. This is the biggest event on the planet this year, and Australians deserve the best television coverage.”

Rugby’s night of nights has never been bigger and FOX SPORTS will once again deliver all the excitement of Australian Rugby’s prestigious awards evening this Thursday from 8.30pm on FOX Sports 1HD & FOX Sports 1.

With the assistance of broadcast partner FOX Sports, the ARU has provided fans the opportunity to join the celebrations with the game’s past and present stars and to farewell the Qantas Wallabies in style at a spectacular Live event at the iconic Luna Park Sydney.*

The game’s number one voice Greg Clark will host the evening, which will feature all the annual awards, a performance by one of Australia’s top musicians, the presentation of the John Eales Medal for 2011 and a special farewell to the Qantas Wallabies before they begin their quest to become world champions in New Zealand.

In addition to the Live broadcast, the FOX Sports website,, will feature an exclusive Live stream of the ‘Gold Carpet’ arrivals and selected interviews with Wallabies stars and their guests from 6pm AEST.

8.30PM AEST Thursday Sept 1 on FOX Sports 1HD & FOX Sports 1.

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