SBS In Rugby Coup As It Snares The Rights To The Wallabies’ European Tour

SBS In Rugby Coup As It Snares The Rights To The Wallabies’ European Tour
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SBS has announced that it has secured the exclusive free-to-air rights to two of the upcoming Wallabies matches from the 2016 Autumn Internationals rugby union series.

The first match will kick off on Sunday, 20 November at 6.50am (AEDT); with Australia going head-to head with France, live from the Stade de France in Paris. The second match will see Australia take on fierce rivals England, live from Twickenham Stadium, on Sunday, 4 December at 1.25am (AEDT). Both matches will be live, free and available in HD on SBS, as well as streamed live online via SBS On Demand.

So far the Autumn Internationals have showcased some thrilling rugby, with the Irish team breaking an 111 year drought to take out their very first win against the All Blacks, and the Wallabies claiming victory in Cardiff, defeating the Welsh team 32-8. 

The matches in Paris and London are the highlights of a tour that Australian Rugby hopes will finish with a second fabled grand slam of victories over the British Isles sides.  The last time the Wallabies achieved this was in 1984.

SBS Director of Sport, Ken Shipp said: “SBS is pleased it can bring the very best of world rugby to Australians free-to-air. Globally, sport is recognised as a way to bring people and communities together – not to mention it is also very much a part of Australia’s DNA. These matches are a great addition to SBS’s already strong summer sporting line up – which includes the Premier league, A-League, and the NBL”

 

 

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