Rugby World Cup 2011

Saturday, 1 October 2011, 5:30AM – 11:58PM

Rugby World Cup 2011 fixtures: Saturday 1 – Friday 7 October. 

Saturday 1 October: 0530 – 0800 

FRANCE V TONGA 

 

Saturday 1 October: 0800 – 1130 

ENGLAND V SCOTLAND 

It’s one of the most anticipated match ups of the group stages as six nations rivals England and Scotland meet in Pool B. England took the spoils 22-16 in the Calcutta cup at Twickenham earlier this year, but it’s all to play in Auckland with quarter final spots up for grabs. Steve Rider is joined in the studio by Sean Fitzpatrick, Lawrence Dallaglio and Thom Evans with commentary from Nick Mullins, Phil Vickery and Scott Hastings. 

 

Sunday 2 October: 0030 – 0305 

ARGENTINA V GEORGIA 

Craig Doyle introduces live coverage of the Rugby World Cup Pool B clash between Argentina and Georgia. Argentina were narrowly beaten by England in their opening match, but still hoped to be in contention for a quarter-final place going into their final Pool match with Georgia. 

 

Sunday 2 October: 0305 – 0530 

NEW ZEALAND V CANADA 

Craig Doyle is joined by former New Zealand World Cup winner Sean Fitzpatrick plus Gareth Thomas and Thom Evans for the All Blacks’ final Pool A match against Canada. The host nation and pre-tournament favourites will want to enter the knockout stages on the back of a good performance as they step up their bid for only their second World Cup triumph 

 

Sunday 2 October: 0530 – 0800 

WALES V FIJI 

Wales end their Pool D fixtures against Fiji hoping to avenge their defeat to the Pacific Islanders at the same stage of the tournament in 2007, and seal a place in the 2011 Rugby World Cup quarter finals. Steve Rider is joined by Gareth Thomas, Michael Lynagh and Girvan Dempsey in the studio. 

 

Sunday 2 October: 0800 – 1100 

IRELAND V ITALY 

Italy stand between Ireland and top place in Pool C after their famous win over Australia eased their path to the quarter finals. Steve Rider presents, with former Ireland international Girvan Dempsey, Gareth Thomas & Michael Lynagh providing the expert analysis. Commentary is from Nick Mullins and Alan Quinlan. 

 

Saturday 8 October: 0530 – 0800 

QUARTER FINAL 1 

Steve Rider presents live action from the Rugby world cup. It’s the quarter final stage and 8 teams remain in the hunt to lift the William Webb Ellis trophy.

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