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Wimbledon 2019

Begins Monday 1 July at 8.00pm AEST on FOX SPORTS 505.

LIVE COVERAGE FROM OPENING ROUND TO QUARTER FINALS

SPECIAL LIVE PRE-SHOW WITH ADAM PEACOCK AND TENNIS GREATS BORIS BECKER AND KIM CLIJSTERS

FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, will deliver tennis fans coverage of the year’s third and most prestigious Grand Slam when The Championships, Wimbledon 2019 swings into action on Monday, July 1.

FOX SPORTS will air over 200 hours of LIVE coverage in HD of the tournament from the opening day through to the Quarter-Finals. FOX SPORTS will broadcast delayed coverage of the tournament from the Quarter-Finals onwards.

The world’s most famous grass tournament will take place at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London, United Kingdom with the first serve from Monday, July 1 and will feature the world’s best tennis players vying for the title and trophy.

Aussie hero Ash Barty comes into the tournament on an electric high after a history breaking title win at Roland-Garros and soaring her way to a record breaking world No. 1 ranking overnight with her Birmingham win. Also crowd favourite, Barty has great form on grass and has previously won the women’s singles title at Junior Wimbledon in 2011.

FOX SPORTS’ LIVE coverage of the tournament begins Monday, July 1 at 8.00pm AEST on FOX SPORTS 505.

Prior to the day’s on-court coverage tennis fans will be treated to a special LIVE pre-show Daily Serve with a full panel of talent, hosted by FOX SPORTS expert commentator Adam Peacock , who will be joined by tennis greats Boris Becker and Kim Clijsters to preview all of the action.

FOX SPORTS will also showcase daily highlights of the competition meaning tennis fans won’t miss a moment of the action.

“Wimbledon is the best tournament in the world and there is never shortage of storylines, especially this year after Ash’s success in Paris. Each day we’ll delve into the big topics, and have a few laughs of course, on the Daily Serve with two undoubted legends of the sport in Boris and Kim,” FOX SPORTS expert commentator Adam Peacock said.

In the women’s tournament Barty will be up against reigning 2018 champion Angelique Kerber and world number one Naomi Osaka , as well as the likes of Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Sloane Stephens and Petra Kvitova .

In the men’s competition, world number one Novak Djokovic returns to defend his 2018 title and will face a strong field of competitors including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Stan Wawrinka and Alexander Zverev .

Carrying the Aussie hopes for the men’s draw are young guns Alex De Minaur and Alexei Popyrin .

FOX SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE

Monday, July 1
1st Round 8.00pm LIVE

Tuesday, July 2
1st Round 8.00pm LIVE

Wednesday, July 3
2nd Round 8.00pm LIVE

Thursday, July 4
2nd Round 8.00pm LIVE

Friday, July 5
3rd Round 8.00pm LIVE

Saturday, July 6
3rd Round 8.00pm LIVE

Sunday, July 7
NO TOURNAMENT PLAY

Monday, July 8
Round of 16 10.00pm LIVE

Tuesday, July 9 10.00pm LIVE
Men’s & Women’s QF
*Only 2 QF’s

Wednesday, July 10 10.00pm LIVE
Men’s & Women’s QF
*Only 2 QF’s

END OF LIVE COVERAGE


Wednesday, July 10 6.00am Delayed
Men’s & Women’s QF

Thursday, July 11 6.00am Delayed
Men’s & Women’s QF

Friday, July 12 8.00am Delayed
Women’s SF

Saturday, July 13 10.00am Delayed
Men’s SF

Sunday, July 14 10.00am Delayed
Women’s Final

Monday, July 15 8.00am Delayed
Men’s Final

AEST times

SUPER RUGBY SEMI-FINALS

SATURDAY 29 JUNE

BRUMBIES VS JAGUARES: 8.30AM – CRUSADERS VS HURRICANES: 5.00PM

The Brumbies will carry the hopes of the nation with them as the shining lights of Australian rugby stampede into their elimination semi-final – exclusively LIVE and ad-break free on FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel – this Saturday, June 29, from 8.30am AEST.

After early season setbacks, the Brumbies have rallied to become the success story of Australian Super Rugby in 2019 and find themselves one win away from the Super Rugby Final if they can beat the Jaguares in Argentina on Saturday morning.

FOX SPORTS will have Australian rugby fans covered with a pre and post-game analysis from George Gregan , Drew Mitchell , Phil Kearns and host Nick McArdle from 8.30am before the voice of rugby in Australia, Greg Clark , calls the match alongside Tim Horan and Stephen Hoiles at 9.05am on FOX SPORTS MORE (507) and Foxtel GO.

FOX SPORTS’ BROADCAST SCHEDULE

2019 Vodafone Super Rugby semi-finals

Saturday, June 29

8am: Jaguares vs Brumbies, LIVE on FOX SPORTS MORE (507)
Match Commentary: Greg Clark, Tim Horan and Stephen Hoiles
Studio panel: George Gregan, Drew Mitchell, Phil Kearns and Nick McArdle

5pm: Crusaders vs Hurricanes, LIVE on FOX SPORTS 505
Studio panel: Rod Kafer, Greg Martin, Justin Harrison and Nick McArdle

I’m guessing that Sky in NZ will take the Fox commentary from Greg Clark, Tim Horan and Stephen Hoiles then. Grant Nisbett, Christian Cullen and Richard Turner doing the Crusaders vs Hurricanes match.

The 2019 Open Championship

The year’s third major golf tournament The Open Championship makes an historic return to Northern Ireland in 2019 with FOX SPORTS airing all four rounds of the action live and in HD from Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, July 21.

The world’s best golfers will descend on Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush in a bid to win the coveted Claret Jug in what will be the 148th running of golf’s oldest and most international championship.

Coverage of first round of the Open Championship will commence on FOX SPORTS 505 at 3.30pm on Thursday July 18 and will continue through the afternoon, evening and early hours until it is completed at 5am on Friday morning.

Second round coverage will commence at 3.30pm on Friday, July 19, third round coverage from 7pm on Saturday, July 20 and the final round from 6.00pm on Sunday, July 21.

The field will include a host of former champions and potential contenders. They will include The Masters champion Tiger Woods, who still has Jack Nicklaus’ 18 major victories in his sights, defending champion, Italy’s Francesco Molinari, PGA Championship winner Brooks Koepka, US Open Championship winner Gary Woodland and local hero Rory McIlroy, who as a 16-year-old shot a course record 61 at Royal Portrush.

Leading the Australian charge will be Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith and Adam Scott, who placed in the Top 10 at the recent US Open Championship.

FOX Sport 505 schedule

Thursday, July 18
Round One – Live from 3.30pm to 5.00am (Friday, July 19)

Friday, July 19
Round Two – Live from 3.30pm to 5.00am (Saturday, July 20)

Saturday, July 20
Round Three – Live from 7.00pm to 5.00am (Sunday, July 21)

Sunday, July 21
Final Round – Live from 6.00pm to 4.00am (Monday, July 22)

*All times listed are AEST

Supercars Townsville 400

Red Bull Holden Racing Team’s domination of Townsville will be put to the test by Scott McLaughlin when he leads the Ford Mustang charge at the Watpac Townsville 400 – Live and ad-break free this weekend on FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel.

FOX SPORTS will build up to one of the flagship events on the Supercars calendar with a huge weekend of coverage, starting on Thursday with Supercars Trackside, LIVE at 5.30pm, featuring McLaughlin, Chaz Mostert, Shane Van Gisbergen, Jamie Whincup and cricket legend and World Cup winner Andrew Symonds from the driver’s signing session at The Strand.

On track every session will be Live and ad-break free starting on Friday with Supercars Practice 1 (10.55am) and Practice 2 (1.30pm), Race 17 on Saturday at 3.10pm and Race 18 on Sunday at 3.10pm.

In the FOX SPORTS studio, reigning Bathurst 1000 champion Craig Lowndes, will join Mark Skaife and Jess Yates to give Foxtel audiences exclusive insights and analysis, plus Chris Stubbs with all the breaking news.

The team is joined by Supercars commentators Neil Crompton, Greg Murphy, technical analyst Mark Larkham and pit lane reporter Riana Crehan.

FOX SPORTS Supercars expert and five-time Supercars champion, Mark Skaife, said:

“This is a standout event on the Supercars calendar that fans drive hundreds of miles to come and see. The Townsville circuit is a hybrid street layout with a mix of traditional tight street corners before a high-speed section in the parklands area that requires a lot of commitment.

“This level of commitment makes it a real ‘driver’s circuit’ where the best usually come to the fore. It provides great racing with lots of passing opportunities which is evident with only four winners having started on Pole Position in the 21 races held.

“The standout performer of 2019, Scott McLaughlin, will be tough to beat and what we’re witnessing from him this year is history making – he’s 26, at the peak of his powers and in a team who are the best in business.

“I’m expecting David Reynolds and Chaz Mostert to be his main challengers this weekend. Interestingly, there are a few drivers coming off contract that are performing for their careers, so you can expect to see that desperation on track this weekend and into the second half of the year and Chaz will be central in that as it all unfolds.”

Foxtel subscribers can also stream FOX SPORTS’ Supercars coverage where and when they want using Foxtel GO or Foxtel Now.

FOX SPORTS’ BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Watpac Townsville 400

Thursday, July 4
Supercars Trackside LIVE from The Strand, Townsville at 5.30pm
FOX SPORTS 506
Foxtel GO

Friday, July 5
Coverage from 10.00am
Practice 1 at 10.55am
Practice 2 at 2.25pm

Saturday, July 6
Practice 3 from 8.20am
Qualifying at 11.50am
Race 17 at 3.10pm

Sunday, July 7
Qualifying at 10.35am
Top 10 Shootout at 12.20pm
Race 18 at 3.10pm

*All times in AEST

Sunday Telegraph is reporting that Sky News’ Kieran Gilbert will be one of the hosts of the Fox Sports RWC coverage - Gilbert was recommended by Yvonne Sampson

Kieran Gilbert joins Fox Sports for Rugby World Cup Japan 2019

Sky News Presenter Kieran Gilbert will join Fox Sports on Foxtel for its Live, ad-break free and 4K coverage of every game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup Japan.

Currently serving as Chief Political Reporter for Sky News in Canberra, Gilbert joins Fox Sports as a host on the dedicated Rugby World Cup channels, available in HD and 4K.

Gilbert will work alongside Fox Sports’ unprecedented line-up of Rugby’s best experts and analysts including World Cup winners George Gregan, Tim Horan and Phil Kearns plus the voice of Rugby in Australia, Greg Clark.

Gilbert said: “My two great interests are politics and sport, so after 17 years covering politics I can’t wait to launch into some sport as well.”

“I’m hugely excited to be joining Fox Sports for one of the biggest sporting competitions in the world, working alongside Wallabies legends Phil Kearns, George Gregan and Tim Horan among others. It’ll be an honour and I can’t wait to cover all the action with them.”

Fox Sports Head of Television, Steve Crawley, said: “Kieran is a world class television host. When we called him to check on his interest in the Rugby World Cup he said he was taking holidays from Sky News and would be watching every minute.

“We said we might be able to make it a bit more interesting than that – and he jumped at our proposition to host FOX SPORTS coverage.”

Gilbert will return to his hosting role with Sky News at the conclusion of the Rugby World Cup 2019.

Every match of the Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 is LIVE, ad-break free during play and in 4K across two dedicated channels on FOX SPORTS.

Makes me wonder if Nick McArdle will be part of the coverage.

The 2019 Rugby Championship

The Wallabies road to Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup begins this weekend when the Rugby Championship is Live and ad-break free on FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel.

Facing South Africa at 12.30am on Sunday morning, the Wallabies will then square off with the world champion New Zealand All Blacks and Argentina in a four-way fight to see which nation reigns supreme in the Southern Hemisphere.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has welcomed back James O’Connor and Nic White to the squad to join established domestic players Michael Hooper, Kurtley Beale and Will Genia plus Taniela “Tongan Thor” Tupou in the green and gold.

FOX SPORTS will deliver insights and analysis throughout the Rugby Championship with former Wallabies George Gregan, Drew Mitchell, Phil Kearns, Tim Horan, Rod Kafer, Justin Harrison, Greg Martin and Stephen Holies alongside host Nick McArdle and the voice of Rugby in Australia, Greg Clark.

FOX SPORTS Rugby expert and Wallabies legend, Tim Horan, said:

Australia: “After the Wallabies first two test matches in the Rugby Championships they will need to have settled on starting 15 for the World Cup so they can build momentum. They need an attacking mindset which is apparent in the selection of their fullback with Kurtley Beale, Tom Banks and Dane Haylett Petty in the running, and which backrow combination Cheika goes with in order to springboard us into Japan come September.”

South Africa: ”The Springboks, ranked No.5 in the world, are my bolters for the World Cup because of the style of game of play is aimed at low mistakes, plus a dominant forward pack and kicking the majority of their goals, which suits because World Cups are won by not making mistakes. It will be interesting to see how they fare in the Rugby Championships as it will be telling for their campaign in Japan. Flyhalf Handre Pollard is the key man and he will punish teams that cough up penalties within kicking range.”

Argentina: “Following the success of the Jaguares making the Super Rugby final, Argentina have a distinct advantage with the bulk of their squad playing together for the whole Super Rugby season, so they will hit the ground running. They have a flamboyant and fast style of play where they like to keep the ball alive and kick out of trouble with ease. This team continues to improve a lot and are more than capable of beating the best in the world.”

New Zealand: “The All Blacks are the best in the world and continue to be the benchmark. They will be wary of their challengers and be ready to rise to the occasion this year. Any team that beats them will need a total team performance across 80 minutes. They have an embarrassment of riches in their squad that comes off the back of the Crusaders winning the Super Rugby title with the addition of superstars Beauden Barrett, Sonny Bill Williams and Ardie Savea.”

Every match 2019 Rugby Championship is LIVE, ad-break free during play and in HD on FOX SPORTS and Foxtel Go.

FOX SPORTS is available on Foxtel.

FOX SPORTS’ BROADCAST SCHEDULE
The Rugby Championship

Week 1 – Sunday, July 21
South Africa vs Australia, FOX SPORTS 506, 12.30am
Argentina vs New Zealand, FOX SPORTS 507, 3.55am

Week 2 – Saturday, July 27
New Zealand vs South Africa, FOX SPORTS 503, 5pm
Australia vs Argentina, FOX SPORTS 503, 7.30pm

Week 3 – Saturday, August 10
Bledisloe Cup Game 1 – Australia vs New Zealand
Argentina vs South Africa
(all times AEST)

Australia v Argentina on July 27 will also be simulcast in 4K on Channel 444.

2019 FFA Cup

Australia’s best semi-professional and amateur football clubs will take on the might of the Hyundai A-League when the David vs Goliath battles ramp up in the FFA Cup Round of 32 – with FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, delivering LIVE television and streaming coverage for fans from Wednesday, July 24.

From Darwin to Mount Druitt and Bulleen to Bayswater, football fans can follow the best that the FFA Cup has to offer as the classic underdog stories unfold in Australia’s biggest national knockout football competition.

FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, will broadcast three matches during the Round of 32, two matches during the Round of 16, as well the Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and the FFA Cup Final LIVE and in HD with no ad-breaks during play.

Full coverage of the remaining matches in the round of 32 and the round of 16 will streamed LIVE to FOX SPORTS Digital subscribers on www.foxsports.com.au, and via Kayo Sports.

The 10 Hyundai A-League Clubs join the FFA Cup competition in the Round of 32, which will be played across Wednesday nights over three consecutive weeks, from July 24.

FOX SPORTS’ featured game on Match Day 1 (Wednesday, July 24) will be Olympic FC (QLD) vs Bayswater City FC (WA), on Match Day 2 (Wednesday, July 31) Campbelltown City SC (NSW) vs Melbourne City FC (VIC), and on Match Day 3 (Wednesday, August 7) the Melbourne Knights (VIC) vs Adelaide United (SA).

As part of its LIVE coverage FOX SPORTS will also feature all the goals as they happen from the other games being streamed live.

The Round of 16 matches will then be scheduled from Tuesday, August 20 with FOX SPORTS to broadcast one featured game from each Match Day.

FOX SPORTS expert commentator Mark Bosnich said: “Now we’re into the Round of 32 knockout stage of the tournament you can guarantee that the desperation and intensity of the games will lift.

“The thing that makes the FFA Cup so intriguing are the clubs from outside of the A-League that qualify. This year we have clubs from Mackay in North Queensland, Mount Druitt in Western Sydney, South Hobart in Tasmania as well as teams from regional Victoria.

“It’s an amazing opportunity for teams from around the country to test themselves against the best clubs in the A-League competition and provides a platform for the players to showcase their talent on a bigger stage.”

In 2019, a record 737 clubs from around the country entered the FFA Cup competition to compete in the preliminary rounds.

From its inception in 2014, the A-League have dominated the FFA Cup with Melbourne Victory, Sydney FC and reigning 2018 champions Adelaide United all claiming victory in the past 5 years.

FOX SPORTS is available on Foxtel.

FOX SPORTS’ Broadcast Schedule
FFA CUP Round of 32

Wednesday, July 24
Olympic FC (QLD) v Bayswater FC (WA)
Perry Park, Bowen Hills, QLD
7:30pm
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FC Bulleen Lions (VIC) v Moreland Zebras FC (VIC)
David Barro Stadium, Bulleen, VIC
7:30pm
Streamed

Mount Druitt Town Rangers FC (NSW) v Manly United FC (NSW)
Popondetta Park, Emerton, NSW
7:30pm
Streamed

Magpie Crusaders FC (QLD) v Coomera Colts SC (QLD)
Sologinkin Oval, Glenella, QLD
7:30pm
Streamed

Adelaide Olympic FC (SA) v Floreat Athena FC (WA)
VALO Football Centre, Angle Park, SA
7:30pm
Streamed

Darwin Olympic SC (NT) v Edgeworth FC (NNSW)
Darwin Football Stadium, Marrara, NT
7:30pm
Streamed

Wednesday, July 31
Campbelltown City SC (SA) v Melbourne City FC
Steve Woodcock Sports Centre, Newtown, SA
7:30pm
FOX SPORTS More 507

Maitland FC (NSW) v Central Coast Mariners (NSW)
Maitland No.1 Sportsground, Maitland, NSW
7:30pm
Streamed

Tigers FC (ACT) v Hume City FC (VIC)
Deakin Stadium, Deakin, ACT
7:30pm
Streamed

South Hobart FC (TAS) v Marconi Stallions FC (NSW)
Blundstone Arena, Bellerive, TAS
7:30pm
Streamed

St George FC (NSW) v Sydney United 58 FC (NSW)
Illinden Sports Centre, Rockdale, NSW
7:30pm
Streamed

Wednesday, August 7
Melbourne Knights FC (VIC) v Adelaide United (SA)
Knights Stadium, Sunshine North, VIC
7:30pm
FOX SPORTS More 507

Sydney FC (NSW) v Brisbane Roar FC (QLD)
Leichhardt Oval, Lilyfield, NSW
7:30pm
Streamed

Melbourne Victory (VIC) v Newcastle Jets (NSW)
AAMI Park, Melbourne, VIC
7:30pm
Streamed

Brisbane Strikers (QLD) v Wellington Phoenix (NZ)
Perry Park, Bowen Hills, QLD
7:30pm
Streamed

Perth Glory (WA) v Western Sydney Wanderers FC (NSW)
Dorrien Gardens, West Perth, WA
8:30pm
Streamed

*All times in AEST

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FIBA Basketball World Cup

The biggest event on the basketball calendar, the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 bounces into action from August 31 – September 15.

Aussies won’t miss a moment of the action, with every Australian game LIVE and EXCLUSIVE in HD on FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel.

FOX SPORTS will also broadcast LIVE select games over the duration of the tournament, from the knockout stages of the 1st and 2nd rounds, the quarter-finals and both semi-finals leading up to the thrilling Final on Sunday, September 15.

In its 18th edition, the FIBA Basketball World Cup will descend on China for the first time ever with the tournament also set to be the biggest edition of the FIBA’s flagship event with a record 32 participating teams, seeing 92 games played over 16 days. 7 of the teams will also directly qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The competition begins with a group knockout stage, as the four teams within each group battle it out for a spot in the finals.

Australia faces powerhouse nation Canada for their first game of the tournament on Sunday, September 1. Coverage begins from 5.30pm on FOX SPORTS More 507.

The Boomer’s next two games within the group stage sees them up against Senegal on Tuesday, September 3 at 5.30pm and Lithuania on Thursday, September 5 at 9.30pm, with both games broadcast on FOX SPORTS More 507.

First and second placed teams from each group will proceed onto the 2nd round of competition starting Friday, September 6.

Foxtel subscribers can watch or stream FOX SPORTS’ coverage of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 on Foxtel Go or Foxtel Now.

FOX SPORTS is available on Foxtel.

FOX SPORTS’ BROADCAST SCHEDULE
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019

1st Round
Saturday, August 31
Spain v Tunisia
FOX SPORTS More 507
10.30pm

Sunday, September 1
Canada v Australia
FOX SPORTS More 507
5.30pm

Czech Republic v USA
FOX SPORTS More 507
10.30pm

Monday, September 2
Puerto Rico v Spain
FOX SPORTS More 507
10.30pm

Tuesday, September 3
Australia v Senegal
FOX SPORTS More 507
5.30pm

USA v Turkey
FOX SPORTS More 507
10.30pm

Wednesday, September 4
Italy v Serbia
FOX SPORTS More 507
9.30pm

Thursday, September 5
Lithuania v Australia
FOX SPORTS More 507
9.30pm

USA v Japan
FOX SPORTS 505
10.30pm

2nd Round
Friday, September 6 – Monday September 9
*2 LIVE games per day
FOX SPORTS 505
6.00pm

Classification Round
Tuesday, September 10 – Thursday, September 12
*2 LIVE games per day
FOX SPORTS More 507
8.30pm

Quarter-Finals
Friday, September 13
*2 LIVE games
FOX SPORTS More 507
6.00pm

Semi-Finals
Saturday, September 14
FOX SPORTS More 507
6.00pm

Final
Sunday, September 15
FOX SPORTS More 507
6.00pm

*All times in AEST

Bill & Boz airs its 500th episode tonight at 9pm on Fox Sports News.

Guests are Sarah Aley, Caitlin Bassett, Mel Gainsford Taylor and Scotty James.

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The Bledisloe Cup

WALLABIES V ALL BLACKS and WALLAROOS V BLACK FERNS

The Wallabies are out to break a 17-year stranglehold the All Blacks have on the Bledisloe Cup LIVE and Ad-break free from 4.30pm Saturday, August 10 on FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel.

First contested in 1931, the trophy named after New Zealand Governor-General Lord Bledisloe, represents the pinnacle of achievement in Test rugby with the Wallabies needing to win both games against the No.1 ranked New Zealand to claim the coveted trophy.

In 2019 the two-game series will kick-off at Optus Stadium, Perth with the Wallaroos vs Black Ferns also LIVE on FOX SPORTS at 4.30pm before the Wallabies v All Blacks is LIVE at 7.00pm. Both matches will also be available in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K (channel 444).

The Wallabies then travel to Eden Park, Auckland on Saturday, August 17 for second game in the series, a ground which they have not tasted victory since 1986.

FOX SPORTS will deliver the best insights and analysis with Wallabies legends George Gregan , Drew Mitchell , Phil Kearns , Tim Horan , Justin Harrison and Stephen Hoiles alongside sideline commentator Rod Kafer, host Nick McArdle and the voice of Rugby in Australia, Greg Clark .

Saturday, August 10
FOX SPORTS MORE (507)
Optus Stadium, Perth
4.30pm AEST, Wallaroos vs Black Ferns
7.00pm AEST, Bledisloe Cup Game 1 – Australia vs New Zealand

Saturday, August 17
FOX SPORTS 505
Eden Park, Auckland
2.30pm AEST, Black Ferns vs Wallaroos
5.00pm AEST, Bledisloe Cup Game 2 – New Zealand vs Australia

The AFR reports Foxtel CEO Patrick Delany has warned the pay-TV giant won’t pay as much for broadcast rights to Super Rugby should Rugby Australia pursue a plan to make more of its sport available for free.

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Rugby’s in a really tricky spot. They need money, but they also need eyeballs to re-energise to slowly lift up and replenish the grassroots.

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FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019

  • EVERY AUSTRALIAN BOOMERS AND TEAM USA GAME LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE

  • FOX MINIS AVAILABLE FOR EVERY GAME

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 bounces into action this week. FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, will deliver coverage of all games with LIVE and EXCLUSIVE coverage of every Australian Boomers and Team USA game. Every game will also be available as a FOX Mini on Demand on Foxtel.

Injured Australian Boomer and NBA Utah Jazz star Dante Exum hosted today’s media call at the KGV Centre in the Rocks.

“The 4th quarter in the game on Saturday against the USA was electric, and I am looking forward to seeing the Boomers repeat that performance during the World Cup. They have a really strong team with my teammate Joe Ingles and Patty Mills, Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavedova to name a few. Unfortunately, I won’t be with them this time around but wish them the best of luck”.

The Boomers’ FIBA World Cup campaign begins on Sunday, September 1 against Canada. After each team claimed a victory in their two warm-up matches in Perth last week, the scene is set for another thrilling match-up. Coverage begins from 5.30pm on FOX SPORTS More 507.

The Boomers will then face Senegal on Tuesday, September 3 at 5.30pm and Lithuania on Thursday, September 5 at 9.30pm for their last two games of the group stage.

High hopes fill the Boomers chances after their performances during their warm-up matches against Canada in Perth, and Team USA in Melbourne. The team features a number of stellar players from the NBA including Andrew Bogut, Patty Mills, Matthew Dellavedova, Joe Ingles and Aron Baynes .

Team USA, reigning World Cup champions in 2010 & 2014, return to the big stage on Sunday, September 1 against Czech Republic. Coverage begins at 10.30pm following the Canada v Boomers game. USA will then face Turkey on Tuesday, September 3 and Japan on Thursday, September 5 with both matches to commence following the Boomers games.

Foxtel subscribers will also be able access FOX Minis of every match of the FIBA World Cup. FOX Minis will offer highlights of every game, condensed down to just a few minutes, meaning you can quickly catch up on best bits of each game during the tournament.

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019

1st Round - Saturday, August 31
Spain v Tunisia, FOX SPORTS More 507 10.30pm

Sunday, September 1
Canada v Australia FOX SPORTS More 507 5.30pm

Czech Republic v USA FOX SPORTS More 507 10.30pm

Monday, September 2
Puerto Rico v Spain FOX SPORTS More 507 10.30pm

Tuesday, September 3
Australia v Senegal FOX SPORTS More 507 5.30pm

USA v Turkey FOX SPORTS More 507 10.30pm

Wednesday, September 4
Italy v Serbia FOX SPORTS More 507 9.30pm

Thursday, September 5
Lithuania v Australia FOX SPORTS More 507 9.30pm

Thursday, September 5
USA v Japan FOX SPORTS 505 10.30pm

2nd Round
Friday, September 6 – Monday September 9
*2 LIVE games per day FOX SPORTS 505 6.00pm

Classification Round
Tuesday, September 10 – Thursday, September 12
*2 LIVE games per day FOX SPORTS More 507 8.30pm

Quarter-Finals
Friday, September 13
*2 LIVE games FOX SPORTS More 507 6.00pm

Semi-Finals
Saturday, September 14
FOX SPORTS More 507 6.00pm

Final
Sunday, September 15
FOX SPORTS More 507 6.00pm

*All times in AEST

Fox Sports News will be moving in to their new studios shortly.

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That’s the set previously used by Your Money, at News Corp headquarters in Surry Hills.

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Fox Sports News are now broadcasting from their new studio. A couple of quick screenshots of the new set.

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