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World-Class Rugby Continues in August on Fox Soccer Plus.

Network features over 40 live and premiere matches from Tri-Nations, Currie Cup and ITM Cup this month

LOS ANGELES -- Fox Soccer Plus continues to deliver the best rugby from around the world with over 80 hours of live and premiere match coverage in August from the ABSA Currie Cup, ITM Cup and Tri-Nations.

Exclusive U.S. coverage of premier Southern Hemisphere rugby continues this month with South Africa's ABSA Currie Cup as well as New Zealand's ITM Cup, which began last week. Fox Soccer Plus will air live matches from both competitions through their finales in October. Defending ITM Cup champion Canterbury goes head-to-head against Manawatu on Thursday, Aug. 5 at 3:30 a.m. ET from FMG Stadium in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

On Saturday, Aug. 7 at 3:30 a.m. ET, the top-ranked All-Blacks - led by captain Richie McCaw - look for a victory against their rival Wallabies of Australia in this highly anticipated Tri-Nations rugby union tournament. The competition is contested annually between top rugby-playing nations Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Live coverage of these three competitions is also available via premium broadband service For more information, visit


ABSA Currie Cup, ITM Cup and Tri-Nations on Fox Soccer Plus


Thursday, August 5

ITM Cup: Manawatu vs. Canterbury at 3:30 a.m. ET (live)

Friday, August 6

ABSA Currie Cup: Blue Bulls vs. Leopards at 5 p.m. ET (premiere)

Saturday, August 7

Tri Nations: New Zealand vs. Australia at 3:30 a.m. ET (live)

For a complete telecast schedule, visit

For more information about Fox Soccer Plus, visit


Fox Soccer Plus is available to video providers across the country in high-definition and offered to viewers on DIRECTV, DISH Network, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS as a premium service.
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