IRB Rugby World Cup 2011
Posted Sep 9, 2011 @ 1:58 PM
Posted Sep 9, 2011 @ 5:09 PM
Posted Sep 12, 2011 @ 9:45 AM
I didn't watch the prematch coverage on NBC of the USA match to see if they covered this, but I think they need to do some viewer education on the rules if they expect to get a broader audience, and using the local match announcers doesn't help in this regard since they take knowledge of the game for granted.
Edited by Rickster, Sep 12, 2011 @ 9:45 AM.
Posted Sep 12, 2011 @ 12:04 PM
As for broadcasting, I am so happy with TSN and TSN2 in Canada. They air all except two games live and on delay for selected games.
Posted Sep 12, 2011 @ 12:20 PM
Their opening game was great. It was as if they were teaching Tonga how to play.
Dunno, the US studio commentators said that NZ fans and press were all over the All Blacks for not winning by a bigger margin. I guess in the last World Cup they beat Tonga something like 85-10. But apparently they played a lot of second stringers this time.
US TV showed the NZ/Tonga match and will show all US matches. I haven't seen any others listed. I assume they will show more once they get out of pool play, but who knows.
Edited by Rickster, Sep 12, 2011 @ 12:21 PM.
Posted Sep 12, 2011 @ 1:51 PM
Posted Sep 16, 2011 @ 2:01 PM
What anthem is sung for the Ireland team? IIRC I think it is different with the Ireland's anthem I heard at FIFA World Cup 2002.
Posted Sep 16, 2011 @ 4:01 PM
Posted Oct 12, 2011 @ 6:03 AM
Posted Oct 24, 2011 @ 3:19 PM
Low scoring match but NZ beat France at home in Auckland.