Later this month Nine has all the action from the Rugby World Cup 2015.
Nine will have the pick of the top 17 clashes, including all of Australia’s pool games plus the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final.
Australia, two-time winners, last claimed the Webb Ellis Cup – the pinnacle of world rugby – by defeating France in 1999. In 2015, they will have to account for England, Fiji, Wales and Uruguay in the qualifying rounds to progress to the finals, where the current title holders, New Zealand’s All Blacks, loom as the team to beat.
The Nine Network coverage will be hosted by Wide World of Sports presenters Ken Sutcliffe, Cameron Williams and Bill Baxter. Joining them will be five expert commentators: former Wallabies Phil Waugh,Brendan Cannon, Andrew Slack and Nathan Sharpe, who will provide sideline reports live from the Rugby World Cup venues in England and Wales. Prop Benn Robinson who has played 72 test matches for Australia since 2006, will also be part of the commentary team.
Alex Rolls, Nine’s Network Executive Producer – Wide World of Sports, said today: “Wide World of Sports continues to bring Aussies the biggest sporting events in the world. With the Rugby World Cup we will have the matches that matter, featuring the biggest stars. All live and free.”
Nine broadcast schedule for 2015 Rugby World Cup
Sat, 19 September 4:45am AEST on GEM England v Fiji Twickenham, London
Mon, 21 September 1:30am AEST on GEM New Zealand v Argentina Wembley, London
Thurs, 24 September 1:30am AEST on GEM Australia v Fiji Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Sun, 27 September 1:30am AEST on GEM South Africa v Samoa Villa Park, Birmingham
Sun, 27 September 4:45am AEST on GEM England v Wales Twickenham, London
Sun, 27 September 8:30pm AEST on GEM Australia v Uruguay Villa Park, Birmingham
Sun, 4 October 5:45am AEDT on GEM Australia v England Twickenham, London
Sun, 11 October 2:30am AEDT on GEM Australia v Wales Twickenham, London
Mon, 12 October 2:30am AEDT on GEM France v Ireland Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Sun, 18 October 1:45am AEDT on GEM Quarter-Final 1 Twickenham, London
Sun, 18 October 5:45am AEDT on GEM Quarter-Final 2 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Sun, 18 October 10:30pm AEDT on GEM Quarter-Final 3 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Mon, 19 October 1:45am AEDT on GEM Quarter-Final 4 Twickenham, London
Sun, 25 October 1:45am AEDT on GEM Semi-Final 1 Twickenham, London
Mon, 26 October 2:45am AEDT on GEM Semi-Final 2 Twickenham, London
Sat, 31 October 6:45am AEDT on GEM 3rd Place Play Off Olympic Stadium, London
Sun, 1 November 2:45am AEDT on GEM Final Twickenham, London