SUPER RUGBY AU SET FOR TAKE-OFF ON NEW BROADCAST HOME IN 2021

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Super Rugby AU is set for 2021 take-off with Australia’s next generation of superstars on show from Friday 19 February.

Rugby will be live and ad-free on its new home, Stan Sport, as well as one game a week simulcast live and free-to-air on the Nine Network.

The season will be launched from the iconic Australian landmark, Taronga Zoo. To watch the Season Launch live from 9.30am AEDT, please click here.

The captains from each of Australia’s five Super Rugby teams – Brumbies, Melbourne Rebels, NSW Waratahs, Queensland Reds and Western Force will join Rugby Australia Chief Executive Andy Marinos as well as the new Stan Sport and Nine Rugby commentary team to launch the season.

The 2021 season will start with a blockbuster doubleheader on Friday 19 February, when last year’s finalists, the Queensland Reds take on their biggest rivals, the NSW Waratahs at Suncorp Stadium.

The attention will then shift west with Super Rugby returning to Perth for the first time in four years, when the Western Force host last year’s defending champions, the Brumbies at HBF Park.

Stan Sport is the only place to watch every minute of the action, with extensive coverage live and ad-free via Stan’s add-on sports package, while Saturday night’s game will be simulcast live on 9Gem.

Australia’s First Nations people and culture will be recognised and celebrated around the competition in Round Four, when the Western Force host the Melbourne Rebels and the Brumbies host the Reds.

ANZAC Round is on the weekend of 23/24 April as the Western Force host the Reds and the Waratahs host the Rebels in what is also the final round of the regular season.

Rugby Australia Chief Executive, Andy Marinos said: “What a season ahead for fans right across Australia with 12 weeks of back-to-back action, all in fan-friendly timeslots every Friday and Saturday night.

“Super Rugby AU is set to reach new heights in 2021 on its new home on Stan and the Nine Network, with a long-awaited broad reach on free-to-air television as well as ad-free, extensive coverage on Stan Sport.

“We’re extremely excited for the new season of Super Rugby AU, with Australian Rugby superstars set to light up more living rooms than ever before.”

“Every team has their eyes on lifting the trophy on Saturday 8 May where we expect to see the competition as tight as it has ever been,” Marinos said.

Click here for the 2021 Super Rugby AU season draw.

Consumers can pre-activate the Stan Sport package now to get a 30 day free trial for a limited time only. The 30 day free trial will start when Stan Sport launches. Pre-activating is as simple as visiting: Stan.com.au/sport

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