Super Rugby 2016 on ONE

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ONE’s coverage of the Super Rugby begins later this month, including a highlights show.

For the first time in the history of the competition, Network Ten will show a full replay of one Super Rugby match per round each Sunday morning, with a start time of 8am, and a one-hour Super Rugby highlights show each Monday night at 11.30pm.

Network Ten will also broadcast full replays of all Asteron Life Super Rugby finals matches featuring an Australian team. The remainder of the schedule will be released in due course.

Network Ten Chief Executive Officer, Paul Anderson, said: “We are excited to be expanding our Rugby offering in 2016 to include the Asteron Life Super Rugby on ONE.

“The new Rugby agreement strengthens and extends our commitment to Rugby and will bring more great matches to fans across the country.

“Rugby is a vital part of our premium sport content on Network Ten. Our new, expanded partnership with the Australian Rugby Union and FOX SPORTS will ensure viewers get the best possible coverage across all television,” he said.

Australian Rugby Union CEO, Bill Pulver, said: “Having a presence on free-to-air television is huge step forward for the Asteron Life Super Rugby competition and we are privileged to have a great partner in Network Ten supporting the competition.

“Having a full replay of one of the blockbuster matches of the round on Network Ten each Sunday morning will give more Australian viewers a taste of the best provincial Rugby competition in the world, and once they’ve sampled the action there’s no doubt they’ll keep coming back for more.”

Network Ten will also broadcast 10 Qantas Wallabies Tests in 2016, with a three Test series against the English, the Bledisloe Cup, and all matches played by the Qantas Wallabies in The Rugby Championship.

Round 1 Sun 28 Feb Waratahs v Reds ONE 8:00-10:00
Round 2 Sun 6 Mar Brumbies v Waratahs ONE 8:00-10:00
Round 3 Sun 13 Mar Force v Brumbies ONE 8:00-10:00
Round 4 Sun 20 Mar Waratahs v Highlanders ONE 8:00-10:00
Round 5 Sun 27 Mar Rebels v Highlanders ONE 8:00-10:00
Round 6 Sun 3 Apr Brumbies v Chiefs ONE 8:00-10:00
Round 7 Sun 10 Apr Reds v Highlanders ONE 8:00-10:00
Round 8 Sun 17 Apr Waratahs v Brumbies ONE 8:00-10:00

4 Comments:

  1. Wow!, didn’t see that coming, just goes to show that Fox must have some sports coverage agreement with Network 10. Rugby,especially the trans Tasman variety needs a lot more FTA promotion than it’s been receiving in recent years, no commercial channel has had the courage to put Rugby on against AFL and NRL, Mr Murdoch is commercial saviour who brought Rugby Union truly into the professional world courtesy of Sky and Fox Sports.

    • rugby.com.au/News/NewsArticle/tabid/1699/ArticleID/17196/Australian-Rugby-announces-new-media-rights-arrangements-for-2016-2020.aspx

      @ JamieL – its been in place since December – its nothing something that just suddenly

      Channel 7 used to hold the rights the but the ARU made the stupid decision to go with fox sports over FTA…

      en.espn.co.uk/scrum/rugby/story/52078.html

      Seven then eventually dropped their coverage…. and Rugby is struggling to get FTA exposure again.

      While I’m all for all games on Fox (where I will be watching), alot of people think its their god given right to have sport on FTA in Australia, and won’t pay for TV – yet happy pay for monthly mobile phone bills,internet bills and what ever else.

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