Nine/Stan Rugby Union Coverage

That’s incorrect as well. Foxtel did have select Super Rugby and home internationals in 4k when they had the rights. That was via satellite tho and not streaming.

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Wallabies v England on Nine

Three-Test series on Channel 9HD and Stan Sport

One of the oldest rivalries in sport reignites as the Wallabies begin their 2022 campaign hosting England in a three-Test series, with all matches LIVE and FREE on Channel 9HD.

Starting this Saturday, July 2, Perth’s Optus Stadium will light up for the first Test before the teams travel to Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium for game two on July 9, and the final match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on July 16.

Captain Michael Hooper will once again steer the Wallabies, who are out for redemption after their loss to England last November. England, coached by the canny Aussie Eddie Jones, will be making their first trip to Australia since 2016 where they had a clean sweep against the Wallabies.

With the Bledisloe Cup, The Rugby Championship and Rugby World Cup 2023 looming, it’s all to play for in this tri-Test series.

Coverage of the Wallabies v England first Test will be led by Wallabies greatsTim Horan, Morgan Turinui and Justin Harrison, All Blacks legends Sonny Bill Williams and Andrew Mehrtens, and commentator Sean Maloney, hosted by Nick McArdle alongside Emma Lawrence.

Viewers will get unprecedented access to the players, with interviews with the Wallabies during their pre-game warm-ups, as well as cameras in the changerooms at half time and post-game.

Wallabies v England Broadcast Details:
First Test Saturday, July 2 (Optus Stadium, Perth)
Sydney 7.55pm on Channel 9HD and Stan Sport
Brisbane 7.55pm on Channel 9HD and Stan Sport
Melbourne 7.55pm on Channel 9HD and Stan Sport
Adelaide 7.25pm on Channel 9HD and Stan Sport
Perth 5.55pm on Channel 9HD and Stan Sport

Second Test Saturday, July 9 (Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane)
Sydney 7.55pm on Channel 9HD and Stan Sport
Brisbane 7.55pm on Channel 9HD and Stan Sport
Melbourne 7.55pm on Channel 9HD and Stan Sport
Adelaide 7.25pm on Channel 9HD and Stan Sport
Perth 5.55pm on Channel 9HD and Stan Sport

Third Test Saturday, July 16 (Sydney Cricket Ground)
Sydney 7.55pm on Channel 9HD and Stan Sport
Brisbane 7.55pm on Channel 9HD and Stan Sport
Melbourne 7.55pm on Channel 9HD and Stan Sport
Adelaide 7.25pm on Channel 9HD and Stan Sport
Perth 5.55pm on Channel 9HD and Stan Sport

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Note that other advice does not have the rugby on the main chancel, but rather 9Gem.

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I just saw it in passing, but I was surprised to see on one of the Nine channels, a specific ad for Stan exclusive game 1 of NZ vs Ireland.

Why have they started calling the channel 9HD in press releases, to emphasize the point?

Maybe they are finally getting rid of the SD channel and only having their main one as a HD version?

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I would say yes, absolutely what should always be done, everything promotional should be pointing to the HD channels in the first instance.

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Saturday’s test on the main channel in Melbourne.

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I wonder the reasoning behind the move away from the traditional 7:30pm kickoffs. Moving it closer to 8:00 means the game starts 20-30mins after competiting NRL and AFL games.

Interesting that NZ has moved games earlier to 7:05 to be more appealing to families with young kids, while RA has done the opposite.

Surely a pre-game show on 9 from 7:00pm, followed by kickoff at 7:20pm would appeal more to viewers

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Australia’s matches have started around 8pm (give or take 5/10 minutes either side) for about 15 years, maybe longer.

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Its also timed to allow no overlap with games in NZ too

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At 11am in the UK is slightly better than 10.30am.

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Update: This Saturday’s Wallaby V England now on the main channel in Melbourne.

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Wallabies face the old enemy in the decider at the SCG

Saturday, July 16 at 7:30pm
Live on Channel 9HD, 9Gem and Stan Sport
Streaming ad-free in 4K UHD on Stan Sport

An age-old rivalry played in front of a sell-out crowd at the birthplace of international rugby in Australia – the Sydney Cricket Ground, will be decided on Saturday night when the Wallabies and England put it all on the line in their third and final test match at 7.30pm – LIVE and FREE on Channel 9HD and 9Now.

With their backs to the wall, the injury-ravaged Wallabies led by captain Michael Hooper and featuring Taniela Tupou and Nic White must bounce back from their loss in Brisbane to clinch the three-Test series after winning the first game in Perth.

England have all the momentum and would love nothing more than a resounding victory over their traditional rivals on the hallowed SCG turf. They will rely on the duo of playmaker Marcus Smith and pinpoint goal kicker Owen Farrell to keep the points flowing and claim the Ella-Mobbs trophy.

Nine’s Wide World of Sports coverage of the third Test will include Wallabies greats Tim Horan and Drew Mitchell, with All Blacks dual World Cup winner Sonny Bill Williams giving his take on play alongside former internationals Morgan Turinui and Justin Harrison.

Sean Maloney will call the match, flanked by Horan and Turinui, while Nick McArdle hosts the coverage with Allana Ferguson on the panel.

Moments before kick-off, Wallabies coach Dave Rennie and Hooper will give their final thoughts on the game.

Viewers can also tune in to extended ad-free coverage in ultra-clear 4K UHD on Stan Sport with two additional streams available, Spider Cam and Wallaby Cam.

Wallaby Cam will follow Wallabies halfback Nic White in play when he brings his scheming best throughout his 50th Wallabies cap.

WALLABIES v ENGLAND: SATURDAY, JULY 16
Live from the Sydney Cricket Ground

Sydney 7.55pm on Channel 9HD and Stan Sport
Brisbane 7.55pm on Channel 9HD and Stan Sport
Melbourne 7.55pm on 9GemHD and Stan Sport * << Now on Main channel
Adelaide 7.25pm on 9GemHD and Stan Sport
Perth 5.55pm on 9GemHD and Stan Sport

WALLABIES TEAM – GAME THREE V ENGLAND

  1. James Slipper
  2. David Porecki
  3. Taniela Tupou
  4. Nick Frost
  5. Matt Philip
  6. Harry Wilson
  7. Michael Hooper (c)
  8. Rob Valetini
  9. Nic White
  10. Noah Lolesio
  11. Marika Koroibete
  12. Samu Kerevi
  13. Hunter Paisami
  14. Tom Wright
  15. Reece Hodge
    Replacements
  16. Folau Fainga’a
  17. Angus Bell
  18. Allan Alaalatoa
  19. Rob Leota
  20. Pete Samu
  21. Tate McDermott
  22. Len Ikitau
  23. Suliasi Vunivalu
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Kick off times and venues for the 2022 Rugby Championship were confirmed last week.

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Sydney

Sat Aug 6, 2022
03:00 PM SHUTE SHIELD - Northern Suburbs v Eastern Suburbs

Brisbane

Sat Aug 6, 2022

03:00 PM HOSPITAL CUP UQ v Souths
Join us for all the action when UQ take on Easts live from University of Queensland Rugby Football Club. Live Play from 3:10PM AEDT.

Sat Aug 13, 2022

03:00 PM HOSPITAL CUP Bond University v UQ
Join us for the live coverage of the Hospital Cup - Bond University v UQ from Bond University. Kick off 03:10PM AEDT

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This morning, I posted a comment on Rugby.com.au YouTube page and asked whether Nine would beam the Wallabies v Argentina match. The rugby.com.au told me that the Wallabies-Pumas game will be shown exclusively on Stan Sport. I think Nine opted not to show the Wallabies-Pumas game in Argentina due to the extensive time difference.

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When was the last time a Wallabies match wasn’t shown on FTA?

Good work, they could have aired it on 9Gem.

Had it been against a major rugby nation, such as one from Great Britain, it surely would have been on 9Gem.

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Would be very recently, given overseas match rights often were exclusive to Fox Sports or Be-In, right?

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