Nine And Stan Assemble Stellar Commentary Line-Up For A New Era Of Rugby

Nine And Stan Assemble Stellar Commentary Line-Up For A New Era Of Rugby

 Every match of the 2021 Super Rugby competition will be available on Stan Sport, the new home of rugby, and a weekly Super Rugby AU game every Saturday on Nine. Kicking off from February 19th, all games will be presented by a superstar team of hosts and experts and produced by the unrivalled experience of the award-winning Wide World of Sports team.

Stan’s add-on sport package will be the only place to watch every match of the Super Rugby AUSuper Rugby Aotearoa and Trans-Tasman tournament, along with every match of the Rugby ChampionshipBledisloe Cup, Shute Shield, Hospital Cup, Currie Cup and New Zealand’s National Provincial Championship, plus Super W, Wallabies and Wallaroos test matches, SANZAAR Union home tests and more for only $10 a month. Consumers can pre-activate the sport package now to get a 30-day free trial for a limited time by visiting: Stan.com.au/sport

Spearheading the line-up of talent are leading rugby hosts Roz Kelly and Nick McArdle, both of whom have interviewed the who’s who of the sport, and have experience hosting some of the biggest blockbuster events in the world over their distinguished media careers.

Joining them will be a team of former Wallaby superstars including Tim Horan, Morgan Turinui, Drew Mitchell and Justin Harrison, former All-Black legend Andrew Mehrtens, and former dual-code international star Allana Ferguson to analyse and explain every aspect of the match.

Experienced commentators Sean Maloney and Andrew Swain will be there to call every cunning play, crunching tackle and heart-stopping moment of all the biggest games throughout the year.

Nine’s Head of Rugby Murray Shaw said: “I’m extremely proud of the incredibly talented and qualified line-up of talent we have brought together to deliver what will be the most comprehensive rugby coverage seen to date in Australia. We are bringing a fantastic product to rugby fans new and old as we kick off a new era of the game.”

Nine’s Wide World of Sports will produce every game appearing on Nine and Stan Sport, with cutting-edge technology and studios at the core of the all-new presentation that will offer the best possible experience for sports fans.

For the first time in the professional era, Super Rugby will be available to a free-to-air audience on Nine, with a game from the elite competition broadcast each Saturday live on 9Gem. Wallabies test matches played in Australia and New Zealand will also broadcast live on Nine.

Rugby Australia CEO Andy Marinos said: “Super Rugby AU is set to reach new heights in 2021 on its new home on Stan and Nine, with the broad reach of free-to-air as well as ad-free, extensive coverage on Stan Sport.

“We’re extremely excited for the new season of Super Rugby AU, with Australian Rugby superstars set to be streamed into more living rooms than ever before.”

Stan recently announced its add-on Sport package will be available for $10 a month and will be the only place to watch every match. Consumers can enjoy Rugby ad-free, live and on demand and can pre-activate the Sport package now to get a 30 day free trial for a limited time only. The 30 day free trial will start when Stan Sport launches. Pre-activating is as simple as visiting: Stan.com.au/sport