New Look Super Rugby Returns Live On Fox Sports
Every game EXCLUSIVELY LIVE, with no ad-breaks during play and in HD on FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel
Super Rugby: Kick & Chase season premiere on Wednesday (February 21) in new timeslot of 7.30pm EDT
Brand new Super Saturday launches February 24
The 2018 Vodafone Super Rugby season launches this weekend, and FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, will be the only place to watch every game LIVE, with no ad-breaks during play and in HD.
Super Rugby returns to a 15-team, three conference model in 2018, with the Waratahs, Reds, Brumbies and Rebels all featuring in the Australian conference alongside Japan’s Sunwolves.
The re-vamped competition will feature more Australian derbies, with local rivalries once again coming to the fore.
Round 1 kicks off this weekend, with a South African only round. A LIVE, ad-break free during play and HD double header kicks off from midnight on Sunday (February 18), with the Stormers at home to the Jaguares, before the Lions clash with the Sharks.
The Australian teams take to the field in Round 2, with the Rebels in action against the Reds on February 23, before the Sunwolves clash with the Brumbies and the Waratahs host the Stormers the following day.
FOX SPORTS will complement its unrivalled on-field coverage with the best entertainment and analysis.
Super Rugby: Kick & Chase returns in 2018 in the new timeslot of Wednesdays at 7.30pm, with the season premiere launching next week (Wednesday 21 February).
Nick McArdle returns to the hosting chair alongside an expert panel featuring Drew Mitchell, George Gregan and Brendan Cannon.
Each week, the team will review the week’s biggest stories and offer their expert opinion and analysis, plus sit down with some of the biggest names in the game.
Then on Saturdays, Rugby fans have their day sorted, with up to four LIVE games, ad-break free and back-to-back on the all-new Super Saturday.
Rod Kafer and George Gregan will offer their expert insight and analysis alongside host McArdle, while Louise Ransome joins the team to deliver the latest and breaking news from around the grounds.
The voice of Rugby, Greg Clark returns to lead a team of Wallabies legends and rugby experts. Clark is joined by Tim Horan, Greg Martin, Stephen Hoiles, Mitchell, Kafer and Gregan, alongside Rugby pundits Sean Maloney, Andrew Swain, McArdle, Natalie Yoannidis and Ransome to guide viewers through the action each week.
And with Foxtel’s new streaming service, Foxtel Now, fans can be signed up and streaming all the action LIVE within minutes. To try two weeks for free, head to www.getfoxsports.com.au.
Australia’s only 24/7 sports news channel, FOX SPORTS News 500 will be the place to stay across all the latest news and developments in the lead up to the weekend’s action with a full wrap up of all the results and highlights following each round.
The country’s number one multi-sport website Foxsports.com.au will be the online destination for fans with a Super Rugby Match Centre featuring live scores, stats and video highlights.
Fans can share their excitement for the new Vodafone Super Rugby season and join the conversation by using the hashtag #somethingSuper.
FOX SPORTS is EXCLUSIVELY available on Foxtel.
FOX SPORTS’ BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Vodafone Super Rugby
All LIVE, ad-break free during play and in HD on FOX SPORTS 505
Sun 18 Feb: Stormers v Jaguares, LIVE at 12.00am
Sun 18 Feb: Lions v Sharks, LIVE at 2.15am
Fri 23 Feb: Highlanders v Blues, LIVE at 5.00pm
Fri 23 Feb: Rebels v Reds, LIVE at 7.30pm
Sat 24 Feb: Crusaders v Chiefs, LIVE at 5.30pm
Sat 24 Feb: Waratahs v Stormers, LIVE at 7.30pm
Sun 25 Feb: Lions v Jaguares, LIVE at 12.00am
Sun 25 Feb: Bulls v Hurricanes, LIVE at 2.15am
Super Saturday: Premieres Sat 24 Feb, LIVE at 3.00pm
Super Rugby: Kick & Chase, Wed 21 Feb, LIVE at 7.30pm on FOX SPORTS 501
*All times listed as AEDT