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Opening schedule for Super Rugby schedule season released

SportKevin Perry

With less than three weeks to go until the highly anticipated Super Rugby season kicks off, Network Ten is pleased to announce the schedule for the first eight rounds of broadcast on ONE.

For the first time, Network Ten will show a full replay of one Super Rugby match per round each Sunday morning, with a start time of 8am, and a one-hour Super Rugby highlights show each Monday night at 11.30pm.

Ten will also broadcast full replays of all Super Rugby finals matches featuring an Australian team. The remainder of the schedule will be released in due course.

Network Ten Chief Executive Officer, Paul Anderson, said: “We are excited to be expanding our Rugby offering in 2016 to include the Super Rugby on ONE.

“The new Rugby agreement strengthens and extends our commitment to Rugby and will bring more great matches to fans across the country.
“Rugby is a vital part of our premium sport content on Network Ten. Our new, expanded partnership with the Australian Rugby Union and FOX SPORTS will ensure viewers get the best possible coverage across all television,” he said.

Australian Rugby Union CEO, Bill Pulver, said: “Having a presence on free-to-air television is huge step forward for the Asteron Life Super Rugby competition and we are privileged to have a great partner in Network Ten supporting the competition.
“Having a full replay of one of the blockbuster matches of the round on Network Ten each Sunday morning will give more Australian viewers a taste of the best provincial Rugby competition in the world, and once they’ve sampled the action there’s no doubt they’ll keep coming back for more.”

Network Ten will also broadcast 10 Qantas Wallabies Tests in 2016, with a three Test series against the English, the Bledisloe Cup, and all matches played by the Qantas Wallabies in The Rugby Championshi