Nine/Stan Rugby Union Coverage

On what grounds?

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The first crack of Stan’s current rugby union broadcast deal?

Well not available but I’d suspect - if it’s an employment dispute - he would have grounds to believe his contract would be renewed and now it isn’t.

Stan’s exclusive coverage of the revamped SVNS series begins in Dubai this weekend.

However, there have been some complaints on social media that a couple of Australian matches had been skipped, as there are matches happening on two adjacent fields.

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Stan will exclusively stream the inaugural Perth SVNS tournament, starting this afternoon at HBF Park and running until Sunday. It is the only Australian leg of the 2023/24 SVNS World Series.

It’s a big long weekend for Stan Sport with the Australian Open tennis finals as well.

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No doubt Nine will want the RWC 2025 and 2027 with 2027 being a home RWC. 7 and Fox aired the 2003 RWC

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The Wallabies documentary premieres on Stan on February 22 with all episodes dropped at once. It covers last year’s events from the day Eddie Jones returned as coach to the Rugby World Cup in France.

UPDATE 29/1: it is a 3-part series made by Karl Stefanovic’s production company Karlinberg, and CJZ.

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Every Wallabies and Wallaroos match will be streamed live on Stan. Some Wallabies matches will also be shown on Nine with more details to be revealed later.

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Nine have scheduled SUPER RUGBY PACIFIC 2024 Round One game 7:30 pm AEDT - main channel in Sydney and Brisbane, 9Gem in other markets.

Reds v Waratahs
Wide World of Sports presents the Reds v Waratahs, live from Suncorp Stadium. Join our expert commentary team for all the action right from the sidelines, kick off at 8:05PM AEDT.

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Buzz Rothfield reporting today that Rugby Australia plans to play their home Bledisloe Cup test on 21 September at 3pm.

That would probably lead in relatively nicely for Nine into a NRL playoff game that night

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Interesting, I didn’t realise that I could have scooped Buzz - I got two emails on Friday about the Bledesloe Cup games, one of which gave a pretty good indicator it was going to be in the afternoon.

FWIW - I don’t like it.

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I can see why they would do it rather than go head to head with an NRL playoff, but I reckon a Thursday night like in 2022 in Melbourne would have been good.

Traditionally the Aus/NZ games part of the Rugby Championship were played first to avoid the NRL playoffs but this has now changed.

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Follow up article by The Age/SMH

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Just a reminder that the round 1 match between the Queensland Reda and NSW Waratahs is on this Saturday. On the channels of Nine (Syd, Bris) and 9Gem (Mel, Ade, Per).

Surprisingly, i have seen zero ads for it.

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Or not surprisingly? :joy: This is the failing rugby Australia where talking about. lol.

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Looks like they are using the same typeface as the one 9News currently uses. Hopefully they do use it also for their NRL coverage.

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