72-test mainstay of the Wallabies line up, Nick Phipps just missed out on selection for the Rugby World Cup 2019. But instead of watching the biggest and best games live and free on 10 from the comfort of his couch, the head honcho’s at 10 Sport have other plans for the legendary scrum-half.
As his mates go off to battle on the world stage, Nick Phipps will join 10’s Rugby World Cup commentary team, adding first-hand insight from the eyes of a current squad member.
Boasting a core commentary team with unrivalled experience and knowledge, Phipps joins “Voice of Rugby”, Gordon Bray, who will spearhead 10’s coverage, Wallaby legend and 10 News First Sydney Sport Presenter, Matt Burke, who will provide invaluable insights that only a World Cup-winning Wallaby can, along with Sports Tonight presenter, Scott Mackinnon, and 10 News First Brisbane sport presenter and Rugby sideline reporter, Jonathan Williams.
The opening match of the Rugby World Cup kicks off on Friday, September 20 when Russia run out to face host nation Japan at 8.00pm AEST live and free on 10 Bold and WIN Network. Nick will report from 10’s Rugby HQ in Australia, flanked by 10’s Head of Sport, Matt White, while Gordon, Matt and Scott bring you all the analysis, action and electric atmosphere live from Japan.
Australia then commences their campaign for world dominance when they battle it out against Fiji in their opening pool fixture in Sapporo this Saturday, September 21 at 2.00pm AEST live and free on 10 and WIN Network.
But if you need your Rugby fix now, then 10 Speaks’ latest podcast offering should placate your craving. Some (unconfirmed) are calling him the Oprah of rugby and on this week’s instalment of Talking Rugby With Matt Burke, Burkey proves he has a direct line to the biggest names in the game, chatting with Wallabies captain, Michael Hooper.