A who’s who of Rugby League today learned VB NSW Cup fans will be able to watch a live match nationally on Fox Sports every week as part of a new television rights deal which will encompass 2013 to 2017.
live match, which will kick-off Fox Sports’ Super Saturday, will be
shown at 1.10pm or 3.10pm from venues across NSW and will run throughout
the VB NSW Cup season and Final Series.
The Grand Final will again be shown live on Channel 9 as part of the NRL’s showcase event at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, 6 October.
of work has gone on behind the scenes to secure this deal and I would
like to thank everyone, especially Fox Sports, for their support,” NSWRL
General Manager, Geoff Carr, said.
“Live coverage every week for
the VB NSW Cup has been a major goal for the Board and the VB NSW Cup
Management Committee and it shows the competition is again being
recognised as a strong development pathway.
“Players like Josh
Reynolds have come straight out of the VB NSW Cup, made a name for
themselves in the Telstra Premiership and, in Josh’s case, are now
pushing for State of Origin selection.
“The support around the
competition has been tremendous and that was highlighted by massive
crowds at Leichhardt Oval for our Final Series. With increased coverage
thanks to Fox Sports, we are excited about seeing that support increase
The competition will begin on Saturday, 9 March with
the first televised game at Parramatta Stadium between Parramatta’s and
Canberra’s feeder sides, Wentworthville and Mounties.
At 3pm the
Auckland Vulcans travel to Brookvale to take on Manly,
Canterbury-Bankstown host North Sydney, and last year’s premiers Newtown
head down to WIN Stadium in Wollongong to play the Cutters.
at Toyota Stadium on Sunday, Sharks fans will be treated to three
grades on one day as the Sharks VB NSW Cup team takes to the field
against the newly formed Wests Tigers side.
Finally, at 3pm in
Wyong, Coach Paul Stringer and Assistant Coach Matt Orford will steer
competition newcomers, the Wyong Roos, in their first local derby with
the Newcastle Knights at Morrie Breen Oval.
The first 20 TV matches are as follows:
Round 1: Wentworthville Magpies Vs Mounties, Parramatta Stadium at 1.10pm
Round 2: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Vs Illawarra Cutters, Leichhardt Oval at 1.10pm
Round 3: Wests Tigers Vs Manly Sea Eagles, Leichhardt Oval at 1.10pm
Round 4: Cronulla Sharks Vs Newtown Jets, Sharks Stadium at 3.10pm
Round 5: Wentworthville Magpies Vs Newcastle Knights, Parramatta Stadium at 1.10pm
Round 6: Newcastle Knights Vs Windsor Wolves, Hunter Stadium at 1.10pm
City Vs Country Round Mounties Vs North Sydney Bears, Centrebet Stadium at 3.10pm
Round 7: Wyong Roos Vs Illawarra Cutters, Leichhardt Oval at 1.10pm
Round 8: Newcastle Knights Vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Leichhardt Oval at 1.10pm
Round 9: Auckland Vulcans Vs Wyong Roos, Wellington NZ at 1.10pm (NZ Time)
Round 10: Illawarra Cutters Vs Cronulla Sharks, WIN Stadium Wollongong at 1.10pm
Round 11: Illawarra Cutters Vs Windsor Wolves, WIN Jubilee Kogarah at 1.10pm
Round 12: North Sydney Bears Vs Cronulla Sharks, ANZ Stadium at 3.10pm
Round 13: Newcastle Knights Vs Illawarra Cutters, Hunter Stadium at 1.10pm
Round 14: Wests Tigers Vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Leichhardt Oval at 1.10pm
Round 15: Wests Tigers Vs Auckland Vulcans, Campbelltown Stadium at 3.10pm
Round 16: Wests Tigers Vs Newcastle Knights, Leichhardt Oval at 1.10pm
Round 17: Illawarra Cutters Vs Manly Sea Eagles, WIN Jubilee Kogarah at 1.10pm
Round 18: Wentworthville Magpies Vs Manly Sea Eagles, Parramatta Stadium at 3.10pm
Round 19: Mounties Vs Newcastle Knights, Canberra Stadium at 1.10pm
Round 20: Illawarra Cutters Vs Auckland Vulcans, WIN Stadium Wollongong at 3.10pm
Rounds 21-26 will be updated in line with the NRL’s draw.