All five Australian teams are back in action for round 11 of the Super Season with the Brumbies returning from a week off following their eight point loss to the Western Force in round nine.
The hapless Brumbies head to Bloemfontein early Saturday morning Australian time to tackle the Cheetahs in the first of their two South African matches and will be keen to get back in the winner’s circle against a Cheetahs side that currently sits second last on the overall Super Rugby ladder.
On Saturday evening the Reds will be out to make it eight wins in a row when they take on the out of sorts Hurricanes in Wellington. A win in the land of the long white cloud will help the Reds stretch their lead at the top of the Australian Conference and give them every opportunity to cement themselves as the number 1 side on the overall Super Rugby table.
Following the Reds game the Rebels will be out for revenge against an injury riddled Waratahs side in Sydney. After being wiped off the park in their Super Rugby debut against the ‘Tahs in round 1 the Rebels will be hoping to reverse their poor showing and overcome their northern rivals.
The Waratahs however will be looking to repeat the 43-0 result they achieved in the opening round and create some momentum as they head into a string of 3 home games over the coming month.
Over in the West the Force will play host to the Crusaders at nib Stadium in Perth on Saturday night. The Force will have their tails up after securing a five point win over the Bulls last week and will be out to make it three in a row and keep themselves off the bottom of the Australian conference.
To make things even tougher for a Crusaders side coming off just their second loss of 2011 the Force welcome back stars David Pocock, Matt Hodgson and David Smith.
Don’t miss any of the weekend’s Round 11 Super Rugby action on:
Thursday 28 April:
The Rugby Club:
LIVE on FOX Sports 1HD & 1, 20:30 AET.
Friday 29 April:
Game 1 – Highlanders vs Blues, Kick-off 17:35 AET, Carisbrook Stadium, Dunedin:
LIVE on FOX Sports 2HD & 2 from 17:30 AET.
Saturday 30 April:
Game 2 – Cheetahs vs Brumbies, Kick-off 03:10 AET, Free State Rugby Stadium, Bloemfontein:
LIVE on FOX Sports 1HD & 1 from 03:00 AET.
Game 3 – Hurricanes vs Reds, Kick-off 17:35 AET, Westpac Stadium, Wellington:
LIVE on FOX Sports 3HD & 3 from 17:30 AET.
LIVE on 612 ABC Brisbane and ABC local radio QLD from 17:30 AET.
LIVE on ABC Grandstand Digital Radio and streamed online at www.abc.net.au from 17:30 AET.
Game 4 – Waratahs vs Rebels, 19:40 AET, Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney:
LIVE FOX Sports 3HD & 3 from 19:30 AET.
LIVE on ABC online at www.abc.net.au from 19:30 AET.
Game 5 – Force vs Crusaders, Kick-off 22:05 AET, nib Stadium, Perth:
LIVE on FOX Sports 3HD & 3 from 22:00 AET.
LIVE on 6PR Perth 882AM from 21:50 AET.
Sunday 1 May:
Game 6 – Bulls vs Chiefs, Kick-off 01:05 AET, Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria:
LIVE on FOX Sports 3HD & 3 from 01:00 AET.
Game 7 – Stormers vs Sharks, Kick-off 03:10 AET, Newlands Rugby Stadium, Cape Town:
LIVE on FOX Sports 3HD & 3 from 03:00 AET.
The Ruck - Triple-M’s One Hour dedicated Rugby show:
LIVE Triple-M Sydney 104.9, Triple-M Brisbane 104.5 & MIX Canberra, 09:00 AET.
Podcasts available for Triple-M Melbourne and Mix Perth via www.triplem.com.au later in the day.
Monday 2 May:
Super Rugby Extra Time:
FOX Sports 3HD & 3, 19:30 AET.
Tuesday 3 May:
Super Rugby Extra Time:
Channel 9, 00:00 AET (check local guides for more details – currently scheduled Monday evening into Tuesday morning).
*Please consult local guides for further details and note broadcast times are subject to change without warning.