FOX SPORTS to provide two dedicated channels and 4K for Rugby World Cup

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The world’s biggest sporting event this year, Rugby World Cup Japan 2019, will be showcased by Foxtel with every game of every nation LIVE and ad-break free across two dedicated FOX SPORTS channels from Thursday, September 19.

As the nation throws its support behind the Wallabies, Foxtel will become the home of the RWC 2019 with an unrivalled offering as the only broadcaster delivering LIVE and ad-break free coverage of all 48 matches, in HD and 4K Ultra HD across two dedicated channels. 

FOX SPORTS’ has assembled the best commentary team for RWC 2019, led by the voice of Rugby in Australia, Greg Clark, with former Wallabies George Gregan, Drew Mitchell, Phil Kearns, Tim Horan, Rod Kafer, Justin Harrison, Greg Martin and Stephen Hoiles delivering expert insights alongside hosts Kieran Gilbert, Lou Ransome, Nick McArdle and Megan Barnard.

FOX SPORTS Head of Television, Steve Crawley, said:

“It feels like Christmas has come early with the time zone and the fact we have all 48 games LIVE in primetime on FOX SPORTS.

“We’re so proud of our panel of experts and commentary team – arguably the best ever assembled. We’re ready to go.”


From Thursday, September 19 at 7.30pm FOX SPORTS 503 becomes a dedicated Rugby World Cup channel, being the go to destination for fans through to the Final on November 2.

Foxtel’s RWC 4K Channel (Channel 499) will commence on Saturday, September 20 at 6.00am and will air all of the RWC 2019 matches LIVE in 4K Ultra High Definition. 

The Wallabies RWC 2019 campaign will start on Saturday, September 21 against Fiji with coverage from 2.00pm followed by France v Argentina and New Zealand v South Africa.

Pool A – Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Russia and Samoa

Pool B – New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Namibia and Canada

Pool C – England, France, Argentina, USA and Georgia

Pool D – Australia, Wales, Georgia, Fiji and Uruguay