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Rugby in 2012 on DirecTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by cmasia, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. cmasia

    cmasia Icon

    Sep 18, 2007
    Las Vegas
    The 6 Nations Tournament begins Saturday, Feb. 4.

    Here is BBCA's scheduled coverage in glorious SD.


    The Super 15 season begins Friday, Feb 24.

    Here's hoping D* will treat us to every game live in HD, as it did last year.

    The D* web site has nothing on either of these competitions so far.
  2. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    The feeds where the RAW ones with out any channel logos and no ad brakes just odd camera shots and background talking when there where ad brakes.

    They used sky sports new zealand, fox sports australia, and supersport south africa feeds.
  3. Feb 1, 2012 #3 of 14

    twiseguy Legend

    Jan 31, 2011
    Stow, Ohio
    Thanks for the heads up on rugby broadcasts.
    I didn`t know BBCA carried Rugby.
    Love the Super 15.
  4. Feb 1, 2012 #4 of 14

    fsquid Godfather

    Aug 30, 2006
    BBCA carries one game of each Six Nation weekend.

    I agree the Super rugby coverage last year was awesome!
  5. Feb 1, 2012 #5 of 14

    xyzzy42 AllStar

    Jan 26, 2007
    On NBC Sports Network (603), Sun Feb 5, 10PM ET Rugby 7's from Wellington, NZ

    From zap2it:
    [TABLE="border=0"]USA Sevens|Sat 2/11|3:30pm-6:00pm| 393 KNBCDT
    LIVE||| 4 WNBCDT
    From Las Vegas.||| 392 WNBCDT
    ||| 393 KNBC
    ||| 4 WNBC
    ||| 392 WNBC
    ||| 881 WNBC
    IRB Sevens World Series, Round 5|Sat 2/11| 7:00pm-9:00 pm|603 NBCSP
    (First Aired: Feb. 10, 2012)||| 603 NBCSPHD
    Day one. From Las Vegas.|||
    Sevens World Series: Las Vegas|Sun 2/12|12:30pm-2:30pm|625 US
    From Las Vegas, Nevada.|||
    IRB Sevens World Series, Round 5|Sun 2/12|2:30pm-4:30pm|603 NBCSP
    (First Aired: Feb. 11, 2012)||| 603 NBCSPHD
    Day two. From Las Vegas.|||
    USA Sevens|Sun 2/12|4:30pm-6:00pm|393 KNBCDT
    LIVE||| 4 WNBCDT
    From Las Vegas.||| 392 WNBCDT
    ||| 393 KNBC
    ||| 4 WNBC
    ||| 392 WNBC
    ||| 881 WNBC
    IRB Sevens World Series, Round 5: Final|Mon 2/13|7:00am-8:30am|603 NBCSP
    (First Aired: Feb. 12, 2012)||| 603 NBCSPHD
    From Las Vegas.|||
  6. Feb 2, 2012 #6 of 14

    fireponcoal Icon

    Sep 26, 2009
    Thanks for this info.. Rugby has slowly become a favorite sport of mine over the last couple of years.. D* and it's exclusive HD coverage last year was really incredible.
  7. Feb 2, 2012 #7 of 14

    adkinsjm Icon

    Mar 25, 2003
    Too bad it's not real rugby. Sevens on TV is dull. I went to the ones in San Diego and they were fun.
  8. Feb 3, 2012 #8 of 14
    F1 Fan

    F1 Fan Icon

    Aug 28, 2007
    Fortunately I have access to BBC UK from here via my computers so will be watching every game (and some in glorious HD).

    I was impressed with the Super15 with Directv last year and really hope we get the same again.

    Being a Welshman born in the 60s and growing up when Wales were the top of Rugby, then moving to New Zealand for 8 years and seeing the mighty All Blacks... I live for my Rugby..... and Formula 1!!!!
  9. Feb 9, 2012 #9 of 14

    Samster New Member

    May 18, 2007
    The 2012 Super 15 schedule is up on the DirecTV/Rugby site :Dhttp://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/sports/rugby?footernavtype=-1
  10. cmasia

    cmasia Icon

    Sep 18, 2007
    Las Vegas
    For all those who have never watched rugby:

    Do yourselves a favor.

    Record a few of the late night / early morning games from the best Rugby Union competition in the world. 15 clubs from New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa.

    It won't matter that you don't know all the rules. I've been watching for 15 years, and there are technical rules I still don't get.

    But here's what you'll see.

    80 minutes of action with no offensive / defensive substitutions.

    No huddles.

    No commercial breaks.

    An 80 minute game, played in 110 minutes, including half time, as oppsed to a 60 minute NFL game played in 210 minutes.

    Watch a few games and see if you don't get hooked.

    PS to Samster: Thanks for the note. Another season of free Super 15 in very, very pristene raw HD backhauls is a real treat.

    Great news! And thanks, D* !
  11. Selostar

    Selostar New Member

    Feb 10, 2012
    Thank you so so much directv by far the best,another year of super 15 rugby in HD yummy,i hope they will bring the currie cup rugby this year too,again thank you directv
  12. shyvoodoo

    shyvoodoo AllStar

    Jun 24, 2011
    I second this!!! I got hooked last year and its non stop action. I live on the west coast and by the end of the season I was getting up at 2am in the morning to catch some of the high profile matchups. On top of that the Super Rugby 15 final last year was pretty dang good as well!!
    Cant wait for the 24th

  13. cmasia

    cmasia Icon

    Sep 18, 2007
    Las Vegas
    The first round of Super 15 Rugby now appears in the on screen guide, channels 490 and 490-1.

    For some reason, the PPV $ sign is there, although if you hit "Info" it says ...compliments of DIRECTV. And if you hit "Record" there are no additional PPV warnings.

    Guessing - and hoping - the $ sign is just an error.

    They do have an accurate schedule for this weekend's 7 matches.

    Can't wait !
  14. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    Some times I see PPV movies in the guide on RSN over flow channels.

    May have some to due with the mapping and it should go away.

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