Wallabies host England in three-Test series on Fox Sports

Wallabies host England in first-ever three-Test series on Fox Sports starting Saturday

One of the most anticipated inbound rugby tours launches this weekend when the Wallabies host England in an historic three-Test series and Fox Sports is promising fans won’t miss a minute of the action.

The tour will be the first time in the century-old rivalry that the two nations have met in a three-Test series and it will be the first encounter since the Wallabies ended England’s World Cup dream last year.

With England coming off a stunning Six Nations victory and under the guidance of new Australian coach Eddie Jones, the stage is set for a gripping three weeks of international rugby.

Fox Sports will be the only Australian broadcaster delivering live and ad break-free coverage in HD beginning this Saturday night at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.

Saturday’s coverage begins at 5pm when Nick McArdle joins former Wallabies George Gregan and Greg Martin to preview the upcoming New Zealand v Wales clash before the team return at 7.20pm with John Eales and Phil Kearns to analyse the opening Wallabies v England Test.

At 8pm, the voice of rugby in Australia, Greg Clark, alongside World Cup winning greats Rod Kafer and Tim Horan take over to call the live action.

From Brisbane, the series moves to Melbourne (June 18) before concluding at Allianz Stadium in Sydney on June 25 with the third and final Test.

Fox Sports commentators Horan and Clark were joined by Wallabies star Israel Folau in Brisbane yesterday to launch Fox Sports’ coverage by turning the city of Brisbane gold in partnership with the Brisbane City Council.

Key landmarks and buildings around the city will be illuminated gold in the lead-up to the opening Test to encourage all Aussies to #GetYourGoldOn in support of the Wallabies. Australia’s most capped Wallaby, Gregan, who played a record 139 Tests, said: “This is a huge moment for Australian rugby. It’s the only time that the Wallabies and England – two of the game’s biggest rivals – have played a three-test series on Australian soil. I’m sure the whole country will get behind our men in gold, as Brisbane has done tonight by turning the city gold in support of our national team.

“With so much history between these two teams, and so much to play for, it’s going to be an epic three weeks of rugby and I can’t wait to see opposing coaches, and former Randwick rugby teammates, Michael Cheika and Eddie Jones go head to head,” Gregan said.

Fox Sports News 500 will cover all the build-up leading into the weekend’s action before delivering the best highlights and all the reaction across the three-week series. In addition, Australia’s number one multi-sports website, foxsports.com.au, will provide the best analysis, opinion and video highlights.

WALLABIES V ENGLAND LIVE BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Sat 11 June:
5.30pm: New Zealand v Wales
7.20pm: Wallabies v England Pre-Match show
8.00pm: Wallabies v England Kick Off

Sat 18 June:
5.30pm: New Zealand v Wales
7.30pm: Wallabies v England Pre-Match show
8.00pm: Wallabies v England Kick-Off

Sat 25 June:
5.30pm: New Zealand v Wales
7.30pm: Wallabies v England Pre-Match show
8.00pm: Wallabies v England Kick-Off

All on Fox Sports 502

Photo: Tim Horan and Israel Folau

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