Phil Vickery joins ITV Sport team for 2011 Rugby World Cup
Friday 29th Jul 2011
Former England rugby captain Phil Vickery MBE has been confirmed as a co-commentator for ITV Sport's exclusive coverage of the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand this autumn.
Phil, a client of James Grant Sports, was a member of the England team that won the World Cup in 2003 in Australia, also captaining England to the final of the 2007 tournament in France.
ITV Sport kicks off coverage of the 2011 Rugby World Cup from New Zealand, with live coverage of every match from the opening game on September 9th through to the Rugby World Cup Final on October 23rd. All of the home nations’ matches will be broadcast on ITV1 and ITV1 HD.
All of ITV1’s live games will be broadcast in full high definition on the ITV1 HD channel, available on the Freesat, Freeview, Sky HD, and Virgin Media platforms. ITV4 HD is available on Sky HD.
ITV.com will also show every match live on the dedicated Rugby World Cup website, accompanied by a live chat which will give fans the opportunity to interact with each other. Viewers will also be able to catch up on any matches they might have missed with both highlights clips and the full programme in ITV Player. The website will provide extended interviews, extra analysis and video blogs from our ITV Sport talent – as well as breaking news, tournament information and action from previous Rugby World Cups.