Rugby World Cup 2011

Saturday, 24 September 2011, 4:15AM – 12:00PM

Here are the Rugby World Cup 2011 games: Saturday 24 to Friday 30 September. 


Saturday 24 September: 6-9.10am 


Steve Rider is joined by Lawrence Dallaglio and Sean Fitzpatrick for live coverage of England’s pool B game against Romania in Dunedin. Martin Johnson’s men are firm favourites, but they will be wary of a Romanian side who gave Scotland a run for their money on the opening weekend. With commentary from Nick Mullins. 


Saturday 24 September: 9.10am-12pm 


It’s the most eagerly awaited clash of the pool stages as the hosts New Zealand take on their bogey side France. The French shocked the rugby world in 1999 when they famously dumped the All Blacks out of the competition and they repeated the trick at the Millennium Stadium in 2007. Steve Rider presents live coverage of this group A game with analysis from Lawrence Dallaglio, Sean Fitzpatrick and Francois Pienaar. Kick off at 9.30am. 


Sunday 25 September: 5.30-8am 


Craig Doyle presents live coverage of Ireland’s penultimate Group C match with World Cup debutants Russia in Rotorua. Brian O’Driscoll and Co cannot afford any slip-up as they look to close in on a place in the quarter-finals. Commentary from Simon Ward. Kick off at 6am. 


Sunday 25 September: 8-11am 


Argentina provide the opposition for Scotland as Andy Robinson’s men continue their Pool B campaign. Steve Rider is joined in the studio by former Scotland international Thom Evans, Francois Pienaar & Girvan Dempsey. Nick Mullins provide the commentary in Wellington. Kick off at 8.30am. 


Monday 26 September: 7.15-9.30am 


Craig Doyle is joined by guests Gareth Thomas and Francois Pienaar for coverage of Wales against Namibia in Pool D. The Welsh suffered opening game heartache against the South Africans, but will be looking to get maximum points today against a Namibian side whose star player, Jacques Burger, turns out for Saracens in the Aviva Premiership. With commentary from Martin Gillingham. Kick off at 7.30am.

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