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TV One unveils Rugby World Cup schedule and commentary teams


TV One has released its broadcast schedule and revealed its commentary team for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

NBR staff
Tue, 26 Jul 2011

TV One has released its broadcast schedule and revealed its commentary team for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

One News Sport presenter and rugby editor, Andrew Saville and All Black Legend, Jeff Wilson will call the games for TVNZ. Saville is a very experienced commentator who has called Rugby, Tennis, Olympics and Commonwealth Games for two decades on radio and television.

Mr Wilson describes himself as a, “novice and lucky enough to have the best seat in the house for the World Cup Final”.

Radio’s Sport Broadcaster of the Year, Martin Devlin has been signed up to present the Rugby World Cup following the success of the FIFA World Cup coverage on TV One last year.

Mr Devlin will also host a late night highlights show and expert panel discussion, RWC 2011 Tonight, during the tournament.

TV One Rugby World Cup broadcast schedule

  • Friday Sept 9th LIVE Opening Ceremony Auckland LIVE All Blacks v Tonga Auckland
  • Sat Sept 10th DELAYED Argentina v England Dunedin
  • Fri Sept 16th DELAYED All Blacks v Japan Hamilton
  • Sun Sept 25 DELAYED All Blacks v France Auckland
  • Fri Sept 30th DELAYED South Africa v Samoa North Shore
  • Sat Oct 8th LIVE Quarter Final Two Eden Park
  • Sun Oct 9th LIVE Quarter Final Four Eden Park DELAYED Quarter Final Three Wellington
  • Sat Oct 15th LIVE Semi Final One Eden Park
  • Sun Oct 16th LIVE Semi Final Two Eden Park
  • Fri Oct 21st LIVE Bronze Final Eden Park
  • Sun Oct 23rd LIVE Rugby World Cup Final Eden Park

Details about extended RWC Coverage will be announced later.

NBR staff
Tue, 26 Jul 2011
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