talkSPORT to broadcast exclusive 2013 British, Irish Lions rugby tour coverage
talkSPORT have announced they they will broadcast exclusive commentary of the 2012 British and Irish Lions rugby Tour of Australia.
The station will broadcast all 10 British & Irish Lions matches, including the three Tests against Australia and the warm up match in Hong Kong against the Barbarians – the first time ever that a Lions tour has been exclusively broadcast on commercial radio in the UK.
Programme Director, Moz Dee, said: “The Lions Tour is one of the biggest events in sport, and we’re proud to be bringing this exclusively to our audience. We had a great Rugby World Cup in New Zealand and we can’t wait to follow the Lions in Australia. talkSPORT will be announcing a great team to cover the Tour and we’re delighted that our sister station Swansea Sound will also be broadcasting the Tests and giving our coverage a regional flavour.”
Lions Chief Executive, John Feehan, added: “talkSPORT has become a major force in UK sports radio with proven experience in live rugby broadcasting. It’s proper that the Lions Tour in its 125th year looks for dynamic new partners that benefit both our sponsors and fans and we’re extremely pleased to be working with talkSPORT.”
The first 2013 British & Irish Lions match is against the Barbarians on Saturday, June 1st and the Tour to Australia begins with the cream of British and Irish rugby taking on Western Force on Wednesday, June 5th. The 2013 Tour continues until Saturday, July 6th, with the third and final Test against Australia in Sydney.
Watch a humorous talkSPORT video below.