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Macquarie Radio Network launches new show

Friday 07 August, 2015

Macquarie Radio Network has announced the launch of The Rugby Show to be broadcast on 2GB Sydney, 4BC Brisbane and via NTS Digital into Melbourne and Perth.
 
Hosted by high profile former Wallaby and Waratah Phil Waugh and Macquarie Radio Sports Presenter James Willis, the show will cover the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championships and then follow the path of the Wallabies in the Rugby World Cup being played in the UK during September through to November 1st.
 
Waugh had a distinguished career notching up over 200 Rugby matches, captaining the NSW Waratahs and played 79 matches with the Wallabies. He was vice captain of the 2003 Rugby World Cup Wallabies team.
 
The Rugby Show has already secured significant sponsor support with Foxtel and The Star signing as major sponsors of the show.   
 
Macquarie has worked closely with the Australian Rugby Union to secure access to players, coaches and officials to provide the most compelling rugby union content, plus listeners will receive the best insight and analysis with a number of FOX SPORTS rugby commentators set to make appearances on the show. 
 
Phil Waugh said: "2015 is a huge year for rugby with the Wallabies a chance to win the Bledisloe Cup, the Rugby Championship and the ultimate prize in rugby - the Rugby World Cup. Join us as we break down the international season and take you blow by blow through the Rugby World Cup."
 
Macquarie Radio Network National Agency Sales Director Nick Randall said: “Rugby union is the latest addition to Macquarie Radio’s unrivalled sports programming including the NRL, AFL and cricket broadcast rights, official media partnerships with the Australian Open Tennis, Australian Grand Prix and Melbourne Cup Carnival and an A League show. The Rugby Show will add rugby union to our newly-merged network’s commitment to offering listeners and advertisers the best possible radio access and coverage to sport in the country."
 
The Rugby Show commences on Sunday August 9th from 11am until 12 noon (AEST) and will run for 13 weeks through until the morning after the Rugby World Cup final on Sunday November 1st.  
 
The show has a big launch planned for August 9th with Wallabies coach Michael Cheika and Dual International Israel Folau joining the show.
 
Macquarie also plans to host a gala event on September 11th at The Star in Sydney featuring former Wallaby Coach and 2GB and 4BC Breakfast host Alan Jones together with Phil Waugh and James Willis.  

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