RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership Final 2013 – Leicester v Northampton – Live on ESPN

May 20, 2013

After nine months of compelling drama just two sides remain in the hunt to be crowned champions of England in the 2013 Aviva Premiership Final at Twickenham.

Leicester Tigers, finalists in each of the last nine years, take on Northampton Saints who will be making their debut in English rugby union’s showpiece occasion.

ESPN will broadcast its last Aviva Premiership Final exclusively live from Twickenham on Saturday, May 25, with extended highlights on ITV and Sky Sports.

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TV: BT Sport announces on-air presentation line-up

May 9, 2013

BT Sport has revealed its full line-up of presenters, analysts, commentators and reporters ahead the network’s launch this summer.

Among the BT team are some big name signings from the worlds of football, rugby union and tennis, plus brief details of two new regular sports magazine shows presented by Clare Balding and Tim Lovejoy.

Alongside a raft of major announcements made at BT Sport’s new headquarters on the Olympic Park, the channel’s advertising campaign hits television screens which reveasl the exciting and accessible personality of its new channels.

BT Sport has also set its launch date – Thursday, August 1, 2013.

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RUGBY UNION: LV= Cup Final 2013 – Harlequins v Sale Sharks – Live on Sky Sports

March 14, 2013

Anglo-Welsh rugby’s first piece of silverware is up for grabs this weekend as the LV= Cup Final takes place at Worcester’s Sixways Stadium.

The defending Aviva Premiership champions take on a side in Sale Sharks that have spent most of their domestic season rooted to the foot of the table but have found some consistency in the Anglo-Welsh competition.

Sky Sports will screen all the action from the 2013 LV= Cup Final at Sixways exclusively live on Sunday, March 17, with free-to-air evening highlights on ITV4 at 8pm and a repeat showing later on ITV.

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RUGBY UNION: Rugby World Cup 2015 – Pool Stage Draw – Live on ITV4

November 27, 2012

With less than three years to go until rugby union’s greatest showpiece arrives back in England, the crucial draw for the pool stages of the 2015 Rugby World Cup takes place on Monday, December 3.

ITV4 will have live coverage of the all-important draw, which will be staged at the famous Tate Modern art gallery in London.

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TV: Sports Life Stories – New series on ITV4

October 18, 2012

ITV4 is to screen a brand new eight-part documentary series in which sporting legends speak honestly and candidly about their careers.

Presented by ITV’s chief sports reporter Gabriel Clarke, Sports Life Stories chronicles the lives of many of Britain’s and the world’s best-loved sporting stars and high-achievers.

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RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership Final 2012 – Live on ESPN

May 20, 2012

The climax to a compelling Aviva Premiership Rugby season takes place at Twickenham on Saturday 28th May as Harlequins and Leicester compete to be crowned 2011-12 champions.

ESPN will be the only place for fans to watch the drama unfold as it broadcasts exclusive live coverage of the finale to the English club rugby season.

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RUGBY UNION: Rugby World Cup 2011 on ITV

July 28, 2011

  • All games live on ITV1 and ITV4, broadcast in high definition and simulcast live on
  • Steve Rider and Craig Doyle lead ITV’s Rugby World Cup team
  • Highlights broadcast every evening on ITV1 and ITV4
  • New Zealand born singer Hayley Westenra performs 2011 version of ‘World In Union’

ITV Sport kicks off coverage of the 2011 Rugby World Cup from New Zealand, with live coverage of every match – from the opening game through to the Rugby World Cup Final on October 23rd.  

Veteran sports presenter Steve Rider will front ITV’s coverage, with Craig Doyle also presenting some games and highlights programmes.

They will be joined by a team of expert former players who have won six World Cups between them, including Lawrence Dallaglio, Michael Lynagh, Sean Fitzpatrick, Francois Pienaar and Phil Vickery.

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