Report: Nine poised for Rugby Australia rights
Is Foxtel's long-running deal with Rugby Australia about to end?
Rugby Australia looks set to approve an offer by Nine Entertainment Co to broadcast games from next year, according to media reports.
Nine-owned Sydney Morning Herald reports Super Rugby matches and Wallabies Tests could be Live on Nine Network and Stan in 2021.
Nine has reportedly offered about $30 million a year in cash and free advertising. Nine is expected to air Wallabies Tests, the Rugby Championship and one game a week of Super Rugby. All other matches are expected to screen via Stan.
Any agreement with Nine would mark an end to the relationship between RA and Foxtel, which has broadcast rugby games for more than two decades.
RA sources insist no contract has been signed.