Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fox Soccer Plus announces Tri-Nations and Currie Cup coverage

Courtesy of Chelsea Hettrick, mPRm Public Relations

Los Angeles (June 30, 2010) – The Tri-Nations rugby union tournament, contested annually between Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, begins Saturday, July 10 at 3:30 a.m. ET on Fox Soccer Plus with live coverage of the anticipated first match pitting the top-ranked All-Blacks against the defending Tri-Nations champion Springboks.

The opening match, taking place in Auckland, NZ, marks the first of nine to be played in the series.  Fox Soccer Plus is the exclusive U.S. home for all Tri-Nations’ matches through the end of the competition in September.

In addition to the Tri-Nations, Fox Soccer Plus also features extensive coverage of the Currie Cup – South Africa’s premier domestic rugby competition – beginning Friday, July 9 live at 1:05 p.m. ET, with defending champion Blue Bulls’ vs. Pumas from the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria.  Eight teams battle it out to for a chance to claim the Premier division title.  Fox Soccer Plus will air tournament matches through the Currie Cup Final in October.            

In conjunction with its live rugby programming, Fox Soccer Plus also features Rugby World, a weekly magazine show premiering each Friday at 10:30 p.m. ET. Expert analysts Dave Sitton, Brian Vizard, Ray Viers and Matt Brown host the series of eight half-hour programs exclusive to Fox Soccer Plus, providing context and perspective on all matters rugby. 

Tri-Nations and Currie Cup on Fox Soccer Plus

Friday, July 9 - Currie Cup: Blue Bulls vs. Pumas at 1:05 p.m. ET (live)
Saturday, July 10 -  Tri Nations: New Zealand vs. South Africa at 3:30 a.m. ET (live)

For a complete telecast schedule, visit
For more information about Fox Soccer Plus, visit

Fox Soccer Plus is available to video providers across the country in high-definition and offered to viewers on DIRECTV, DISH Network, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS as a premium service.


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