Super Rugby


12/14/2018

FOX SPORTS to broadcast Queensland Premier Rugby in 2019


Following this year’s successful partnership, the Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) and FOX SPORTS are excited to announce they will again collaborate to broadcast the Queensland Premier Rugby Hospital Challenge Cup ‘Match of the Round’ replay in 2019. 

Queensland Premier Rugby fans will again enjoy national television coverage, as the state’s best club sides go head-to-head with FOX SPORTS broadcasting the selected match of the round in high definition each week.

QRU interim CEO David Hanham said: “We’re delighted to continue our agreement with FOX SPORTS to replay the ‘Match of the Round’ each week in 2019.

“It proved a successful initiative this year and continues our strong partnership with FOX SPORTS through the broadcast of Super Rugby and the National Rugby Championship. 

“Rugby in Queensland will once again benefit from this broadcast deal, which will see Queensland Premier Rugby broadcasted into the lounge rooms of Rugby fans right across the country,” said Hanham.

Head of FOX SPORTS, Peter Campbell, said: “FOX SPORTS is pleased to continue our agreement with the QRU to provide coverage for our subscribers of the Queensland Premier Rugby Match of the Round.

“Our coverage will provide a showcase for local and upcoming stars of Queensland rugby and complements FOX SPORTS’ coverage of rugby which includes the Super Rugby, Super W, The Rugby Championships, men’s and women’s World Rugby 7s, NRC, Currie Cup, Mitre 10 Cup and Premiership Rugby competitions.”

Today’s announcement will complement the QRU’s existing weekly global live-stream of all four matches LIVE and FREE on a Saturday afternoon to the fan’s device of choice.

The QRU’s production-company partner DoubleTake Sports - who have produced live-stream coverage of Queensland Premier Rugby since 2013, will again supply the broadcast to FOX SPORTS.

DoubleTake also worked closely with FOX SPORTS in 2018 to broadcast the Hospital Challenge Cup grand final live nationally for the first time in the competitions history. 

The QRU’s promotion of Queensland Premier Rugby’s Hospital Challenge Cup will include: 

• FOX SPORTS to replay the Hospital Challenge Cup ‘Match of the Round’ each week

• Pre-promotion of the weekend’s matches via the ‘Queensland Premier Rugby Weekly’ digital program and video offerings across QRU platforms.

• All four matches LIVE and FREE on Saturday afternoon to the device of the fans’ choice – available wherever you are watching on-line across the world, via redsrugby.com.au

• ‘Sauce on the Sidelines’ with Brendan Hertel & ‘The Breakdown’ recaps the action from each weekend across QRU platforms.

• News Corp Queensland/Courier Mail online - review the weekend’s action in ‘Five Things We Learned’

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