Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Fox Soccer Plus to show live coverage of International Rugby Tests

Hot off the wire from the folks at Fox Soccer News...

Los Angeles (June 16, 2010) – Fox Soccer Plus, a new premium network designed to complement Fox Soccer Channel, continues its coverage of international rugby tests throughout June with six more live matches featuring the top rugby-playing nations. 

This Saturday, June 19, the first of three live rugby tests begins with New Zealand – the top-ranked nation in rugby union featuring superstar Dan Carter – facing off against Wales live from Carisbrook Stadium in Dunedin, NZ at 3:30 a.m. ET.  The second test match features Australia and England in battle at 6 a.m. ET from ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Live match coverage concludes with a competition between South Africa and Italy from the Puma Stadium in Witbank, SA at 9 a.m. ET.     

Fox Soccer Plus will continue live coverage of international rugby tests on Saturday, June 26 as New Zealand and Wales face-off at 3:30 a.m. ET, followed by Australia vs. Ireland at 6 a.m. ET, and South Africa vs. Italy at 9 a.m. ET.  These matches serve as tune-ups for the Tri-Nations, which air live on the network beginning Saturday, July 10 at 3:30 a.m. ET.  

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.  

WHAT:           Live Rugby Coverage on Fox Soccer Plus this month

WHEN:          Saturday, June 19
                        New Zealand vs. Wales at 3:30 a.m. ET (live)
                        Australia vs. England at 6 a.m. ET (live)
                        South Africa vs. Italy at 9 a.m. ET (live)

Saturday, June 26
                        New Zealand vs. Wales at 3:30 a.m. ET (live)
Australia vs. Ireland at 6 a.m. ET (live)
South Africa vs. Italy at 9 a.m. ET (live)

HOW:             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.

For a complete telecast schedule, visit

For more information about Fox Soccer Plus, visit


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