TV ONE’s warming up for the business end of the RWC by unleashing a live prime time rugby show on Friday nights.
RWC 2011 – TONIGHT has been brought forward and the game extended to 60 minutes. Kick-off is now scheduled for 7:30pm tonight.
Host Martin Devlin will be joined by a squad of rugby celebrities and experts starting with TVNZ’s RWC commentary team from North Harbour Stadium.
Andrew Saville and former All Blacks Jeff Wilson and Taine Randell will be coming to you live from the sideline just ahead of the South Africa v Samoa clash.
The Topp Twins yet-to-be-capped propping duo of Ken & Ken join the social commentary from Christchurch.
Fan Ambassador Rod Cheeseman is on tour and will report in from some far flung fan zone while Leigh Hart takes an “off the wall” look at the RWC.
Special guests tomorrow night include former Welsh Captains Emyr Lewis & Michael Owen.
London Evening Standard rugby journalist Chris Jones and Welsh TV commentator Wyn Gruffydd make up the small but outspoken media scrum.
And this Friday night’s rugby rockstar is former England international and British & Irish Lion, Martin Bayfield. The English Lock’s now a motivational speaker – he talks quarter finals and the chances of the RWC heading back to the home of rugby at the end of October.
Plus live music by ‘The Peter Urlich Band’.
RWC 2011 – TONIGHT ‘Extended edition’ 7:30-8:30pm Friday nights on TV ONE