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2019 World Cup news

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by spikhaza, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. spikhaza Nev Cottrell (35)

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    Thought I might get the ball rolling on some of the world cup news so we can have a bit of fun instead of just crying over the state of the game.

    First discussion point is which Aussie FTA broadcaster is actually hosting the World Cup. Channel 9 don't have it listed on their huge 2019 -- Their rights have expired. With TV rights now open to a broader section, like the Football World Cup being streamed on Optus, what will happen? Does anyone know who's bidding?
  2. Dan54 Geoff Shaw (53)

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    Hiya spikh, great idea lets remember to enjoy game again.
    Isn't 10 the FTA rugby channel?
  3. Derpus Jim Lenehan (48)

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    I assume Kayo will be showing it, not exactly FTA but at 25 a month may as well be.
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  4. Rebels3 Colin Windon (37)

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    I think even Fox Sports haven't got the rights yet, someone will pick them up. Would be brilliant if a fta company gets it and shows all games live with their extra channels they now have. Could be a real opportunity for rugby to be showcased to a mass audience.
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  5. p.Tah John Thornett (49)

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    Let’s hope Channel 9 gets the rights again so they can bury the non Australian games like they did last time. Pricks.
  6. Dctarget Alan Cameron (40)

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    God I'm excited for the combination of Kayo and a friendly time zone. October will be a complete write-off as I will be watching every single bloody game, I can't wait for Georgia v Uruguay complete with slo-mo action replays.
  7. waiopehu oldboy Phil Kearns (64)

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    TBF 7 did the same in 2011, I had a hard time finding a place to watch AB Pool matches.
  8. Slim 293 David Wilson (68)

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    Nope, that was also Channel 9....
  9. Dismal Pillock Peter Johnson (47)

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  10. waiopehu oldboy Phil Kearns (64)

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  11. waiopehu oldboy Phil Kearns (64)

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    That explains the games being buried, 9 being pretty much the NRL's lapdog.
  12. Strewthcobber Geoff Shaw (53)

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    World Rugby sells these rights, not RA, so it's up for grabs for the highest bidder.
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  13. Dan54 Geoff Shaw (53)

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    Cheers Strewth , I didn't really realise that, I too bloody worried about watching the game and not looking at what happens on sidelines I guess :cool:
  14. Crashy Bob Loudon (25)

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    I dutifully logged into the RWC2019 site to access tickets as I was unsuccessful in the Dec ballot.
    10.19 Sydney time and 30 seconds.
    after 20 minutes I am still in the queue behind 1 or 2 others it would seem..
    57,000 actually!


    urgh.. At least World Rugby is going to make an absolute motza from this one methinks...
  15. Mr Wobbly Nev Cottrell (35)

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  16. Nath Larry Dwyer (12)

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    The best news of all.

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  17. Nath Larry Dwyer (12)

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    I'm at 6800 now.

    Dropped from about 9k in the last 15 mins so should be on soon.
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  18. Jimmy_Crouch Billy Sheehan (19)

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    I did the same. Dozed off at 9pm (for the 9:15pm start) woke up at 10pm. Stated at 87k now at 35k (over 12hrs).
  19. Nath Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Got on, didn't end up buying anything.

    Only decent games left, had premium tix only, which started at about 1500.

    Got 4 good games anyway.
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