FOX SPORTS News to screen Super Rugby Season Launch Special this Thursday

· Super Rugby
by Rugby Australia

First-ever Season Launch Special to feature LIVE crosses to Australian Super Rugby teams and Qantas Wallabies Head Coach Dave Rennie LIVE on set - 2pm AEDT Thursday on FOX SPORTS News.

With less than two weeks to go before kick off in the 2020 Vodafone Super Rugby season, FOX SPORTS and Rugby Australia have teamed up to produce a one-hour season launch show to air this Thursday (23 Jan).

In a first for Super Rugby, the special season launch broadcast will air on FOX SPORTS News (Foxtel channels 500 and 602) at 2pm AEDT on Thursday, just over a week prior to the opening match on Aussie soil between the Brumbies and Reds on Friday, January 31.

Hosted by FOX SPORTS’ Greg Clark and Hall of Fame Wallaby, Tim Horan the 60-minute show will feature an in-depth preview of the season, as well as LIVE crosses to the Captains and Coaches of each Australian Super Rugby team on location at their pre-season trial match venues in Albury (NSW) and Dalby (Qld).

The panel will also be joined LIVE in studio by new Qantas Wallabies Head Coach, Dave Rennie in his first Australian TV interview since accepting the role in November 2019, as well as Rugby Australia Chief Executive, Raelene Castle.

The full broadcast will also be simulcast across the FOX SPORTS Rugby, Rugby Australia and Qantas Wallabies facebook pages, as well as the official facebook pages of each of the four Australian Super Rugby teams.

Host of the 2020 Vodafone Super Rugby Season Launch special and FOX SPORTS’ Chief Rugby commentator, Greg Clark said: “We are looking forward to another huge season of Super Rugby on FOX SPORTS, where every game will be exclusively live and ad-break free during play, and for the first time we’ll have a one-hour preview show where we’ll talk to all of the people that matter and break down the chances of the four Aussie teams.

“We are also looking forward to hearing the thoughts of the new man in the hot seat, Wallabies Coach Dave Rennie as well as Rugby Australia boss, Raelene Castle.

“This show is a must for any Rugby fan to get themselves primed for the season ahead.”

2020 Vodafone Super Rugby Season Launch Special

Hosted by Greg Clark and Tim Horan

LIVE 2pm AEDT, Thursday 23 January (and replayed at 9pm AEDT)

FOX SPORTS News (Foxtel channels 500 and 602)