Rugby

7:00pm Saturday 17 November on BBC THREE

Jason Mohammad presents highlights of England’s international with Australia at Twickenham.

This is the first time the sides have met since three tests in 2010. England were victorious in two of those matches including a 35-18 win, in which winger Chris Ashton scored one of the great Twickenham tries with a 90m dash to the line.

Lawrence Dallaglio is in the studio to offer analysis, with commentary from Conor McNamara and Brian Moore.

2:00pm Saturday 17 November on BBC ONE

John Inverdale is joined by guests Chris Cusiter and Jonathan Davies for live coverage as Scotland take on South Africa.

The last time the Springboks visited Murrayfield they were beaten 21-17 thanks to a spirited performance by the Scottish forwards and a superb kicking display from Dan Parks.

Andy Robinson’s side are fresh from an unbeaten tour of the southern hemisphere this summer, where they secured an impressive victory against Australia and further wins over Fiji and Samoa.

In contrast, the South Africans arrived in Europe for the autumn internationals after a disappointing time in the inaugural Rugby Championship, formerly known as the Tri-Nations, in which they finished third and managed only two wins out of their six matches.

Commentary comes from Andrew Cotter and Andy Nicol.

2:10pm Sunday 11 November on BBC ONE

John Inverdale introduces live coverage from Murrayfield as Scotland take on world champions New Zealand.

Andy Robinson’s side are fresh from an unbeaten tour of the southern hemisphere, where they scored an impressive victory against Australia.

But they face a major test against the All Blacks, who they have never beaten.

Andy Nicol is among the guests in the studio. Commentary comes from Andrew Cotter and Jonathan Davies

5:00pm Saturday 10 November on BBC TWO

Gabby Logan introduces live action from Dublin’s Aviva Stadium as Ireland take on South Africa in their first autumn international of the season.

Declan Kidney’s side are looking to bounce back from a disappointing 60-0 defeat in their most recent fixture against New Zealand.

But they face a challenging encounter with a Springboks side who beat them 23-21 on their last trip to Dublin in November 2010.

Keith Wood is among the studio guests. Eddie Butler and Phillip Matthews are in the commentary box.

7:00pm Saturday 10 November on BBC THREE

Jason Mohammad presents highlights of England’s opening autumn international with Fiji at Twickenham.

England were defending a 100 per cent record against the Fijians, having won all four of their previous encounters – the most recent a 45-24 victory in October 1999.

Lawrence Dallaglio is in the studio to offer analysis, with commentary from Andrew Cotter and Brian Moore.

2:00pm Saturday 10 November on BBC ONE

John Inverdale presents live coverage from the Millennium Stadium as Wales begin their autumn internationals campaign against Argentina.

The Six Nations champions are looking to get back to winning ways after losing all three of their summer Test matches with Australia.

Commentary comes from Alastair Eykyn and Jonathan Davies.

2:00pm Saturday 3 December on BBC ONE

John Inverdale introduces live coverage from the Millennium Stadium as the two World Cup losing semi-finalists from two months ago go head-to-head in a friendly encounter.

Australia edged out Wales 21-18 in the battle for the bronze medal in Eden Park, Auckland. Shane Williams and Leigh Halfpenny both scored tries for the Welsh that day to cancel out efforts from Berrick Barnes and Ben McCalman but they ultimately fell short.

That defeat means that Wales have beaten the Wallabies only once in their last seven meetings; a narrow 21-18 home victory in November 2008. Williams, his countries’ record try scorer, will retire from international rugby after this match so will be keen to go out on a high.

Brian Moore and Eddie Butler commentate.

Sunday, 23 October 2011, 8:30PM – 11:40AM

After six weeks of action the Rugby World Cup culminates with the showpiece final at Eden Park in Auckland. Join Steve Rider for live action- with commentary from Nick Mullins.

Saturday, 17 September 2011, 4:15AM – 12:00PM

Here is the overview of the Rugby World Cup 2011 games on ITV1: Saturday 17 to Friday 23 September. 

 

Saturday 17 September: 4.15-6.40am 

ARGENTINA V ROMANIA 

 

Saturday 17 September: 6.40am-9am 

SOUTH AFRICA V FIJI 

Steve Rider presents live coverage of South Africa’s second match at this year’s tournament against Fiji in Wellington. 

South Africa will not take Fiji lightly. Four years ago, the Springboks were crowned world champions for the second time, but they were given a mighty scare by today’s opponents in a memorable quarter-final in Marseille, eventually winning 37-20. 

 

Saturday 17 September: 9am-12pm 

AUSTRALIA V IRELAND 

Steve Rider presents live coverage as Australia meet Ireland in Auckland. The Irish are looking to avoid a second  consecutive exit at the pool stage after a disappointing showing in France four years ago. 1991 Wallaby World Cup winner 

Michael Lynagh is joined by former Ireland wing Girvan Dempsey and Francois Pienaar in the studio, with commentary from 

Simon Ward and Alan Quinlan. 

 

Sunday 18 September: 4.15-6.30am 

WALES V SOMOA 

Craig Doyle is joined by Gareth Thomas and Thom Evans for more Rugby World Cup action as Wales face Samoa in Hamilton. The Welsh will need to improve on their poor World Cup record against the Samoans in what could be a crucial Pool D encounter. 

Commentary from Martin Gillingham and Andy Gomarsall 

 

Sunday 18 September: 6.30am-9.10am 

ENGLAND V GEORGIA 

Steve Rider presents live Rugby World cup action as England continue their campaign against Georgia in Dunedin. Martin  Johnson’s men will be hot favourites, but the Georgian side, famed for their physical approach, will be keen to make an  impression. With guests Lawrence Dallaglio, Sean Fitzpatrick and Francois Pienaar and commentary from Nick Mullins and Phil  Vickery. 

 

Sunday 18 September: 9.10-12pm 

FRANCE V CANADA 

France continue their World Cup campaign against Canada hoping to find form ahead of their Pool A meeting with hosts New Zealand. Steve Rider is joined in the studio by Lawrence Dallaglio, Sean Fitzpatrick and Francois Pienaar. Commentary in Napier is from Martin Gillingham and Scott Hastings. 

 

Friday 23 September: 9.15 – 11.30am 

AUSTRALIA V USA 

Tri-Nations winners Australia meet the USA in their 3rd Pool game looking to secure a berth in the quarter finals. Steve Rider presents with expert analysis from Michael Lynagh, Lawrence Dallaglio and Danny Care. Commentary is from Simon Ward and Scott Hastings.

2.00pm Saturday 19 March on BBC ONE

A trio of games conclude a thrilling Six Nations competition as Scotland play Italy, Ireland face England and France are up against Wales

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