Radio is back in 2018

Super Rugby
by staff

Fans can get even closer to the Vodafone Super Rugby action this year with Radio to deliver all matches on Aussie soil, and Australian away games in New Zealand and Japan in 2018.

Captaining the commentary team will be Network Ten’s voice of Rugby and former ABC Broadcaster, Gordon Bray.

Bray will be supported by a dedicated team of fellow commentators and experts including Rio Gold Medal medalist, Shannon Parry, former Qantas Wallabies Adam Freier and Ross Reynolds and former Scotland International Dan Parks.

The announcement of more live radio content coincides with news that ABC Grandstand will share it's broadcast call with, giving fans a chance to listen in to radio as well as stream the call live through and it's social media channels.

Rugby Australia Head of Marketing and Digital Media, Adam Freier said: “We’re really excited about this partnership with ABC Grandstand after the successful launch of Radio in 2017.

“By working together, we will be able to deliver every Australian Super Rugby game on Aussie soil and when our teams head to New Zealand and Japan. 

“We’re very fortunate to have outstanding broadcast partners in FOX SPORTS and Network TEN and we will be to continue to drive Rugby’s voice through the ABC network and Radio.

ABC Manager of Sport, Nick Morris said: “Rugby has a long and proud broadcast history on the ABC and we are really excited that this partnership with Rugby Australia will give our audiences the opportunity to hear more matches of Super Rugby on ABC platforms than ever before.

“Fans of Super Rugby will be able to listen to all matches featuring Australian teams, played in Australia and New Zealand, on a mix of ABC broadcast platforms, including the ABC Listen app, ABC Radio and Grandstand DAB+, along with Rugby Australia’s Radio.

“The commentary team will feature names familiar to ABC audience, including ABC’s Quentin Hull, Tim Gavel, and one of our favourite sons, Gordon Bray. It will be great to hear Gordon back on ABC platforms.”

Gordon Bray will kick off the commentary for the 2018 Vodafone Super Rugby season this Friday alongside Aussie 7s Co-Captain Shannon Parry when the Melbourne Rebels take on the St.George Queensland Reds LIVE from AAMI Park in Melbourne.