Western Force fans winners in TV deal
Rugby Australia and Fox Sports have agreed to an arrangement for the new-look Super Rugby competition to be broadcast on the pay TV provider.
The competition will get underway on July 3 will be contested over 12 weekends and broadcast live.
Foxtel also announced they will broadcast the New Zealand Super Rugby Aotearoa competition, which starts this weekend.
The Western Force will have the bye in the opening round as the Reds and the Waratahs open up the season while the Brumbies and the Rebels do battle the following night.
Rugby Australia interim CEO Rob Clarke said the next step was to announce the Test-match schedule.
“We will continue to work closely with Fox Sports and Foxtel on the schedule for the international season following the revised Super Rugby tournament and look forward to making further exciting announcements with regards to our 2020 Test- match schedule,” Clarke said.
“Our focus is now back where it should be, getting Super Rugby AU up and running next month and watching our five Australian teams go head-to-head in week after week of Aussie derby action.