Staring live early Friday morning on Universal Sports and concluding Sunday afternoon on tape on NBC, the Rugby World Cup concludes. This event has aired for the last few weeks on Universal and NBC Sports.
On Friday at 3:15 a.m. ET, Universal Sports airs the bronze medal match between Wales and Australia. On Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on tape delay, NBC airs the final between home country and world’s #1 seed New Zealand taking on France. The Rugby World Cup has been taking place in New Zealand and the Kiwis are very excited to have their team, the famed All Blacks back in the final.
We have the coverage details from Universal Sports and NBC.
Wales vs. Australia in Bronze Final on Universal Sports
New York and Los Angeles – October 19, 2011 – The 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup will conclude this Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC with exclusive coverage of the highly anticipated Final between France and New Zealand. Universal Sports will reair the final at 8 p.m. ET. Universal Sports Network will also showcase the Bronze Final between Wales vs. Australia LIVE on Friday at 3:15 a.m. ET, with a re-air of the match at 7 p.m. ET.
The famed New Zealand All Blacks, the World No. 1 team, will attempt to capture a second world title after a 24-year draught, in its first World Cup Final appearance since 1995. New Zealand’s last world title, 24 years ago, was against France in 1987. Though a surprising finalist, France previously beat New Zealand in the 1999 World Cup semifinals and in the quarterfinals of the 2007 tournament.
Fans can also watch the World Cup Final and Bronze Medal match on-demand the following day on UniversalSports.com as part of an online subscription package.
Coverage on both NBC and Universal Sports will feature a studio pre-game show and halftime and post-game shows with Fred Roggin and Bill Seward alongside former USA Rugby Captain Brian Hightower.
Universal Sports and NBC Sports Broadcast Schedule
Date Time (ET) Match Network
October 21 3:15 a.m. LIVE Wales vs. Australia (Bronze Final) Universal Sports
7:00 p.m. Wales vs. Australia (Bronze Final) Universal Sports (Re-Air)
October 23 3:00 p.m. France vs. New Zealand (Final) NBC
8:00 p.m. France vs. New Zealand (Final) Universal Sports (Re-Air)
www.universalsports.com/socialscrum, fans can engage with the event as well as each other as they cheer on their favorite team and catch up on scores, standings and updates. Social Scrum will display Twitter feeds from fans around the world who are talking about the Rugby World Cup and provide live updates from the event.
That will do it.