Fox Sports will replay the Queensland Premier Rugby 2018 Hospital Challenge Cup ‘Match of the Round’ on a Wednesday evening for the remainder of the season.
For the first time, the Hospital Challenge Cup will enjoy national television coverage, meaning fans can watch Queensland’s best club sides go head-to-head in high definition and with no ad-breaks during play on Fox Sports each week.
Saturday’s match between Bond University and the University of Queensland will be shown on Fox Sports 503 from 5.00pm on Wednesday 20 June.
“We’re delighted with this agreement with Fox Sports to replay the ‘Match of the Round’ on a Wednesday evening for the remainder of this season,” said QRU Interim CEO David Hanham.
“We already have a great partnership with Fox Sports through the broadcast of Super Rugby and the National Rugby Championship.
“The code in Queensland can only benefit from this initiative, which will carry the historic rivalry of Queensland Premier Rugby into the lounge-rooms of Rugby fans across Australia.
“Today’s announcement will complement the QRU’s existing weekly free global live-stream offering of all four Hospital Challenge Cup games to the fans’ device of choice.”
The QRU’s production-company partner DoubleTake Sports – who have produced live-stream coverage of Queensland Premier Rugby since 2013 – will supply the broadcast to Fox Sports.