Wide World of Sports will broadcast the Rugby World Cup final between New Zealand and France, and the playoff for third place between Australia and Wales, LIVE on Channel Nine and simulcast LIVE in HD on GEM.
The Wallabies, shattered after their semi-final loss but boosted by the return to their starting lineup of Kurtley Beale and Berrick Barnes, face Wales at Eden Park with Nine’s broadcast starting at 6.30pm AEDT tonight on Nine, 6.00pm AEDT on GEM.
Then at 6.30pm AEDT on Sunday, the tournament comes to a north-versus-south climax when France, “Les Tricolores”, do battle with the New Zealand All Blacks at Eden Park.
The All Blacks, who have reached the final unbeaten, are chasing their first Rugby World Cup crown since winning for the only time in 1987, the year the tournament began, while France has yet to taste victory.
Wallabies legends George Gregan and John Eales head up the Wide World of Sports rugby broadcast live from Eden Park. On the expert panel is former Wallabies captain Andrew Slack, test prop Benn Robinson and host Ken Sutcliffe. Tim Sheridan will report live from the sideline at Eden Park.
Australia v Wales: Tonight at 6.30pm AEDT on Nine, 6.00pm on GEM
France v New Zealand: Sunday at 6.30pm AEDT on Nine and GEM