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SANZAR gives more countries chance to view the SuperRugby Final

allblacks.com and SANZAR     04 Aug 2012    

The service will also allow full viewing of The Rugby Championship later this year, and will cover Super Rugby and The Rugby Championship for the 2013 seasons.

SANZAR CEO Greg Peters was excited about the new service, which would bring SANZAR rugby competitions to countries that currently don’t have access on traditional broadcasting platforms.

“We have been working hard to ensure that as many fans as possible globally can watch Super Rugby and The Rugby Championship which will give SANZAR rugby competitions a truly global footprint” Peters said.

“It allows us to offer many counties, particularly within Europe and South America, the chance to enjoy the action, and we are excited to have it ready to go for the Super Rugby Final.”

PERFORM, who will work with SANZAR in delivering this service, has one of the largest sports rights portfolios for over 200 sporting codes, and last year delivered nearly 3 billion video streams, and has a reach of hundreds of million sporting fans.

The package is accessible via www.superrugby.livesport.tv

The package will be available only in the following countries:

Russia, Georgia, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovakia,Turkey, Croatia, Greece, Cyprus, Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Macedonia,Montenegro, Switzerland, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Latvia,Lithuania, Moldova, Iceland, Brazil, Mexico, Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica,Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, Venezuela, Bermuda, Cuba, Haiti, DominicanRepublic, Jamaica, Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados.

The price for subscription:

Price is US $9.99 for a 24 hour pass (for the Super Rugby Final)

For The Rugby Championship in 2012, and the 2013 seasons of Super Rugby and The Rugby Championship, there will be a variety of packages available for monthly or seasonal viewing and these details will be provided in the coming weeks.

MATCH DETAILS AND REFEREES:

Saturday, 4 August, 2012
Chiefs v Sharks
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand
Kick Off (1935 local, 0735 GMT, 1735 NSW/ACT, 0935 SAT)
REFEREE Steve Walsh
AR Craig Joubert
AR Keith Brown
TMO Garratt Williamson


HEAD TO HEAD:

Played 15: Chiefs 8, Sharks 7
Points aggregate: Chiefs 367, Sharks 375
Tries aggregate: Chiefs 42, Sharks 44
Last match: Sharks 12 – 18 Chiefs @ Mr Price King’sPark, Durban (2012SR, RD9)
Record in Hamilton/Taupo - Played 7, Chiefs 4,Sharks 3
Record in Super Rugby Finals Series – MAIDEN MATCH

Chiefs 2012 Record – Played 16, Won 12,Lost 4
444 PF (4th overall), 358 PA (6th overall), 47 tries (3rd equal overall)

Sharks 2012 Record – Played 16, Won 10, Lost 6
436 PF (5th overall), 348 PA (5th overall), 47 tries (3rd equal)

PREVIOUS MATCHES:
(Date, Teams, Score, Location)

Sat, 21 Apr 2012, Chiefs v Sharks, 18-12 @ Durban
Fri, 18 Mar 2011, Chiefs v Sharks, 15-9 @ Hamilton
Sat, 13 Feb 2010, Chiefs v Sharks, 19-18 @ Durban
Sat, 28 Feb 2009, Chiefs v Sharks, 15-22 @ Hamilton
Sat, 17 May 2008, Chiefs v Sharks, 25-47 @ Durban
Sat, 21 Apr 2007, Chiefs v Sharks, 35-27 @ Hamilton
Sat, 11 Feb 2006, Chiefs v Sharks, 21-30 @ Durban
Sat, 09 Apr 2005, Chiefs v Sharks, 40-5 @ Hamilton
Fri, 16 Apr 2004, Chiefs v Sharks, 34-27 @ Durban
Sat, 12 Apr 2003, Chiefs v Sharks, 25-31 @ Hamilton
Sat, 13 Apr 2002, Chiefs v Sharks, 18-21 @ Durban
Sat, 14 Apr 2001, Chiefs v Sharks, 8-24 @ Taupo
Sat, 06 May 2000, Chiefs v Sharks, 44-31 @ Durban
Fri, 30 Apr 1999, Chiefs v Sharks, 32-19 @ Hamilton
Sat, 25 Apr 1998, Chiefs v Sharks, 18-52 @ Port Elizabeth

TEAMS:

Chiefs: 15 Robbie Robinson, 14 Tim Nanai-Williams, 13 Andrew Horrell, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Kane Thompson, 7 Tanerau Latimer, 6 Liam Messam, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Craig Clarke(c), 3 Ben Tameifuna, 2 Mahonri Schwalger, 1 Sona Taumalolo.

Replacements: 16 Hika Elliot, 17 Ben Afeaki, 18 Michael Fitzgerald, 19 Sam Cane, 20 Brendon Leonard, 21 Jackson Willison, 22 Lelia Masaga.

The Sharks:15 Pat Lambie, 14 Louis Ludik, 13 JP Pietersen, 12 Paul Jordaan, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Frederic Michalak, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Marcell Coetzee, 6 Keegan Daniel (c), 5 Anton Bresler, 4 Willem Alberts, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.

Replacements: 16 Craig Burden, 17 Wiehahn Herbst, 18 Steven Sykes, 19 Jean Deysel, 20 Jacques Botes, 21 Meyer Bosman, 22 Riaan Viljoen.