Tri-Nations Rugby: Aug 27

Nine will air the Wallabies v All Blacks Tri-Nations Rugby live this Saturday in Sydney and Brisbane at 7:30pm.

In Melbourne it airs at 11:30pm on Nine but live on GEM at 7:30pm.

In Adelaide it airs at 11:30pm on Nine but live on GEM at 7pm.

In Perth it airs at 11:30pm on Nine but live on GEM at 5:30pm.

The Castrol Edge Tri Nations series will come to a thrilling end when the Wallabies host the All Blacks in the series-deciding Bledisloe Cup clash this Saturday, live from Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium at 7.30pm on Channel Nine.

The Wallabies and All Blacks are on equal points at the top of the 2011 Castrol Edge Tri Nations series ladder, ahead of South Africa. The victors on Saturday night will not only claim the series and the silverware, but also hold bragging rights going into Rugby World Cup 2011 in September.

At Eden Park in New Zealand on August 6, the Wallabies went down to the All Blacks 30-14 in the first Bledisloe clash. With a home turf advantage now, the Wallabies desperately want a win on Saturday night.

With both the Wallabies and All Blacks squads for Rugby World Cup 2011 announced, it’s pure pride at stake and sporting rivalry at its best in Saturday night’s engrossing Bledisloe Cup rematch.

Wide World of Sports’ Ken Sutcliffe will host Nine’s broadcast. Joining him on the expert panel are former Wallabies captains George Gregan and Andrew Slack and injured Wallabies prop Benn Robinson, while Nine’s Tim Sheridan will be pitch-side at Suncorp Stadium.

21 Comments:

  1. Though Fox Sports website will be live streaming the Australian Barbarians vs. Canada match on Friday night, the rugby crowd (all Foxtel/Austar subscribers) is
    very annoyed it won’t be televised. With the tests being shown on FTA anyway, many are wondering whether it’s worth continuing to pay. Foxtel and Austar really need to
    wake up as they’ll be shooting the match for the live stream in any case, so why risk losing so many customers?

  2. What a disgrace. Nine calls itself the home or rugby league yet doesn’t show it anywhere near the respect that it shows the waste of space that is rugby. They should be showing the rugby league on GEM in the non NRL states like they are doing with the rugby.

  3. Secret Squïrrel

    Thanks Nine/WIN, good one.

    Re HD: just because it’s on a HD channel, doesn’t mean it will be in HD.

    Re: NRL on GEM for AFL states: I guess if they thought it would rate as well as the Rugby, they might do it. You could always try getting up a petition or FB group or something, if there’s enough interest.

  4. I love that the picture you’ve used in this story is of the Wallabies suspended player James O’Conner. No need to rub it in that he’ll be missing in the last game before the World Cup and Tri-Nations decider 🙁

  5. Hi David, Any official word from Nine on why they are happy to air Rugby Union live into Melbourne on GEM, but refuse to do the same for Friday night NRL games where the Melbourne Storm are playing?

  6. Yeah why the hell can’t Nine put NRL games live on GEM? This is a good move, but to be honest I don’t care much for rugby. Don’t get it, not interested. But I love rugby league. Pity we get screwed here in Adelaide with rugby league coverage.

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