With under one week to go until the Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand, FOX SPORTS 3HD and FOX SPORTS 3 will become the home of Rugby from Monday 5 September to Sunday 23 October.
The channel will be available to FOXTEL and AUSTAR subscribers on the existing sports tier and will include all 48 Rugby World Cup matches LIVE and in HD with no ad-breaks during play.
LIVE pre-game shows will feature before every match with Australia’s most recognised Rugby commentary team of Greg Clark, Tim Horan, Phil Kearns, Greg Martin, Brendan Cannon and Rod Kafer behind the mic to call all Wallabies matches plus the opening fixture between New Zealand and Tonga on September 9.
The Rugby World Cup Channel will ensure viewers are kept up-to-date on all the developments from New Zealand with match day highlight shows and regular news updates from Greg Clark on location with the Wallabies.
The Rugby Club, hosted by Nick McArdle, will deliver in-depth analysis of all the matches plus monitor the Wallabies progress each Thursday at 8.30pm. Fans will also be able to relive Rugby’s most memorable moments with classic matches airing throughout the tournament.
The Rugby World Cup Channel will launch with the premiere of RWC Greatest – a program showcasing Rugby’s most historic moments on Monday 5 September at 7.30pm AEST.