Historic Wallabies and Wallaroos Double Header Live on Fox Sports
History will be made on Saturday (August 18), when the Wallaroos and Wallabies line up for their first ever double header, and FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel will deliver all the action LIVE, ad-break free during play and in HD.
Both teams will square off against New Zealand with the Wallaroos clashing with the Black Ferns, before the Wallabies take on the All Blacks in the Bledisloe Cup opener.
The games also launch the 2018 Mitsubishi Estate Rugby Championship, with FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, the only place to watch every game of the annual quad-nations tournament LIVE, ad-break free during play and in HD.
The action gets underway at 5.00pm EST on Saturday when Louise Ransome, Mollie Gray, Tiana Penitani and Gemma Etheridge combine to preview the women’s game.
Sean Maloney will call the match alongside Etheridge and Penitani, with Natalie Yoannidis delivering updates from the side line.
Attention turns to the men’s game at 7.00pm, with Nick McArdle, George Gregan, Drew Mitchell and Phil Kearns teaming up on the pre-game panel.
Greg Clark , Tim Horan and Kearns take over to call the match from 8.00pm.
For the first time, fans will hear a Kiwi perspective during the Sydney Bledisloe, with All Blacks legend Andrew Mehrtens on the side line with Rod Kafer .
Following the Wallabies match, the Springboks launch their campaign on home soil when they host the Pumas in Port Elizabeth.
Next weekend, August 25, the home teams reverse with the Wallabies and Wallaroos crossing the Tasman to take on New Zealand, while the Springboks travel to Mendoza to clash with the Pumas.
The competition continues through to October 27, with the final Bledisloe Cup clash in Tokyo.
Fans can warm up to the action tonight, when Mitchell, Gregan, Horan, Mehrtens, and McArdle team up for Test Rugby: Kick & Chase at 7.30pm.
Plenty of big names will feature on the show tonight with the team set to cross LIVE into Wallabies camp plus Maloney sits down with Matt Toomua and Tatafu Polota-Nau .
The panel will also discuss all of the big talking points heading into the weekend’s Bledisloe battle and Gray drops in to preview the Wallaroos’ game.
Australia’s leading general sports website, foxsports.com.au will be the online destination for all the news, video highlights and expert analysis across the competition.
FOX SPORTS is available on Foxtel.
FOX SPORTS’ BROADCAST SCHEDULE
All LIVE, with no ad-breaks during play and in HD
Sat 18 Aug: Wallaroos v Black Ferns, LIVE at 5.00pm on FOX SPORTS 501
Sat 18 Aug: Wallabies v All Blacks, LIVE at 7.00pm on FOX SPORTS 501
Sun 19 Aug: Springboks v Pumas, LIVE at 1.00am on FOX SPORTS 501
Sat 25 Aug: Wallaroos v Black Ferns, LIVE at 2.30pm on FOX SPORTS 501
Sat 25 Aug: All Blacks v Wallabies, LIVE at 5.00pm on FOX SPORTS 501
Sun 26 Aug: Pumas v Springboks, LIVE at 5.00am on FOX SPORTS 501
Sat 8 Sep: All Blacks v Pumas, LIVE at 5.00pm on FOX SPORTS 503
Sat 8 Sep: Wallabies v Springboks, LIVE at 7.30pm on FOX SPORTS 503
Sat 15 Sep: All Blacks v Springboks, LIVE at 5.00pm on FOX SPORTS 503
Sat 15 Sep: Wallabies v Argentina, LIVE at 7.30pm on FOX SPORTS 503
Sun 1 Oct: Springboks v Wallabies, LIVE at 12.30am
Sun 7 Oct: Springboks v All Blacks, LIVE at 1.00am on FOX SPORTS 503
Sun 7 Oct: Pumas v Wallabies, LIVE at 9.00am on FOX SPORTS 505
Sat 27 Oct: Wallabies v All Blacks, LIVE at 4.30pm on FOX SPORTS 503
TEST RUGBY: KICK & CHASE
Tonight at 7.30pm on FOX SPORTS 501