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International Rugby 2011-12

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  1. Apr 7, 2011 #1 of 34
    satexplorer

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    September 9-October 23 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup 2011 from New Zealand
    TV: DirecTV PPV $ (United States) ch. 492-497
    Dish Network PPV $ (United States) ch. 541
    iN Demand PPV $ (United States) Various cable channels
    Universal Sports (United States) DirecTV ch. 625, Sky Angel ch. 321 & OTA Digital subchannel
    NBC (United States) (September 11 1PM ET/10AM PT, October 2 & 23 3PM ET/12PM PT)
    Radio: RadioSport New Zealand
    Grandstand Australia (Australia matches only)
    Radio 2000 South Africa
    TalkSport UK 48 matches excluding France vs Japan, South Africa vs Wales, Canada vs Tonga, Russia vs United States
    Absolute Radio UK 7 matches
    BBC Five Live UK 4 matches

    Internet: universalsports.com $ (United States)


    February 4-March 17 2012 Six Nations Championship: England vs France vs Ireland vs Wales vs Scotland vs Italy
    TV: BBC America (United States)
    Radio: BBC Five Live (UK)

    ==Completed==
    February 18-July 9 2011 Super Rugby
    TV: DirecTV ch. 490 & 491 (United States)


    July 23-August 27 2011 Tri Nations: New Zealand All Blacks vs Australia Wallabies vs South Africa Springboks
    TV: SKY Sports HD (New Zealand)
    FOX Sports HD (Australia)
    SuperSport HD (Sub-Saharan Africa)
    DirecTV ch. 490 & 491 (United States)
    Radio: RadioSport New Zealand, Radio 2000 South Africa & ABC Grandstand Australia
     
  2. Apr 8, 2011 #2 of 34
    Chandu

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    That's great!!!!!
     
  3. russinpa

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    I believe NBC has only committed to showing 2 World Cup games on the network. The final and one USA match. Both will be on tape delay. Universal sports has the rest of the games.

    The 2015 world cup from England is also part of this contract.
     
  4. Aug 4, 2011 #4 of 34
    satexplorer

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    New Zealand All Blacks still has the number 1 World Ranking going in to the World Cup.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2011 #5 of 34
    russinpa

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    3 USA warmup matches on Universal Sports:

    Canada-USA in Toronto Live Sat 8/6 2:00pm ET
    USA-Can in Glendale,Co Live Sat 8/13 9:00pm ET
    Japan-USA in Japan SDD Sun 8/21 5:30pm ET


    Also, the press release that announced Universal Sports coming to Directv mentioned a Pay-Per-View option. So, it seems like some games will only be live on PPV. Hopefully, there will be some sort of rebroadcast of these on Universal Sports.

    http://www.universalsports.com/news-blogs/article/newsid=537654.html
     
  6. Aug 4, 2011 #6 of 34
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    Bee interested in seeing this tournament ever since I saw the movie Invictus, with Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman and directed by Clint Eastwood; and read the book it was based on, Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed a Nation, by UK reporter John Carlin.

    Rugby seems far more exciting and fluid than American football, and while it is a game of hard hitting, it's not organized violence with hard plastic weapons.
     
  7. Aug 4, 2011 #7 of 34
    crabtrp

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    I really hope they don't try and screw yet more money out of us by going PPV. And if they did, it had better be HD.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2011 #8 of 34
    Chandu

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    Hope don't disappoint like last time. They've been coming in heavily favored into umpteen World Cups, only to falter repeatedly. Got the "choker" tag around them now. Been waiting since 1995.
     
  9. Aug 6, 2011 #9 of 34
    russinpa

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    On the Can-USA game today, they mentioned 3 games on NBC:

    USA-IRL 9/11
    NZ-CAN 10/2
    Final 10/23
     
  10. satexplorer

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    South Africa Springboks wouldn't repeat, "choker" should be applied on them.

    Actual game time.
    USA vs Ireland 9/11/11 at 2am ET
    New Zealand vs Canada 10/2/11 at 10:30pm ET
    Rugby World Cup Final 10/23/11 at 4am ET

    If NBC shows the first two games Live it would effect Late night and prime time programs. If they delay all three it would be running against the National Football League.
     
  11. russinpa

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    Here's the TV coverage:

    The 3 games as listed in the previous post will be on NBC delayed to Sunday afternoon opposite NFL.

    Universal Sports will show 7 additional games. These will all be live. (3 remaining USA games, opening match, both semis and the 3rd place match.)

    Remaining 38 games only on PPV. No mention of any delayed broadcast on Universal.

    Online PPV prices shown in the link. I would guess TV PPV would be similar.

    http://www.universalsports.com/rugby/events/event=US0100727/viewers-guide/index.html
     
  12. Chandu

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    What's that saying about chickens, eggs...? :p

    Since like umpteen times, All Blacks are ranked #1 entering a World Cup, there is more pressure on them to avoid choker tag (again!!) instead of Springbok. Even though Springbok are holding champions, it still doesn't change that fact.
     
  13. Chandu

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    Alright, here we go....the World Cup is starting in 1 more hour.

    LIVE on Universal Sports, the Opening ceremony followed by

    New Zealand vs Tonga 4:30 AM Eastern / 1:30 AM Pacific.

    Go All Blacks!!!!!!

    (Are you ready for some football????? ;-)
     
  14. Chandu

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    Was truly a joy watching 2 different Hakas before the match - A Tongan version followed by the famous All Blacks one. Other than that, nobody ever expected Tonga to have any chance.

    Next non-PPV telecast will be in full HD on NBC-HD:

    USA vs. Ireland on Sunday September 11 : 1 PM Eastern or 10 AM Pacific.

    Go USA!!! (Although, admittedly compared to FIFA World Cup nobody is even expecting USA to have much chance in this World Cup. But doesn't matter, was just happy to see good All Blacks football on an OTA channel for the first time ever! ;-)
     
  15. satexplorer

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    Make that 3 with Fiji's version of the Haka, holding a imaginary bat and swinging it in the end.

    For actual game times of the Rugby World Cup scroll down bottom right of worldtimezone.com and follow the Rugby World Cup news on espnscrum.com
     
  16. Chandu

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    I was really, reeeeeeeally hoping Argentina to beat England this time around. But unfortunately no go. They were leading 10-9 till 67th min, what a heartbreak!

    I definitely don't want England to win the whole thing. They're already no. 1 in cricket, won't stand to see them champions in another sport.
     
  17. Chandu

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    Not all NBC affiliates are sticking to same time-slot in entire country. For example, where I'm KNTV NBC will be showing the telecast from 1 PM - 4 PM Pacific. It's best to check local listings.
     
  18. Chandu

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    Ireland beat USA (result not a surprise at all, as expected) 22-10, but US has a lot to be proud of about the way they played. Especially, the try scored on interception at the very end! The commentators were talking about how great US defence was in early part of of 2nd half too. (Not to mention, an incredible total number of 65 tackles they made in 1st half!)

    Next non-PPV broadcast on Universal Sports is LIVE:

    Sept. 15: USA vs. Russia @ 3:30 AM Eastern OR 12:30 AM Pacific

    A lot is expected out of USA in this match. If they can beat Russia, entire World Cup should be considered a success, a sign of making progress in positive direction for US.
     
  19. Chandu

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    USA has beaten Russia, USA beating Russia 13-6 in a thrilling contest!!!! This was actually a first ever World Cup appearance (debut) for Russia. But the explosive manner in which they started match and towards the end as well was very admirable.

    Next up for non-PPV telecasts on Universal Sports:

    Sept. 23 LIVE: Australia vs. USA at 4:30 AM Eastern OR 1:30 AM Pacific
     
  20. crabtrp

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    Hmmmm, I suspect an India supporter. Not a good summer. :lol:
     

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