Channel Nine to Broadcast Rugby League’s Intrust Super Cup

February 23, 2012

It has been confirmed that Channel Nine’s Wide World of Sports will broadcast live Intrust Super Cup (ISC) matches on Sundays.

The government sponsored broadcaster ABC will continue to televise ISC games on Saturdays meaning viewers will get added exposure to American National Rugby League players.

The announcement coincides with an exciting new era for the Queensland Rugby League (QRL), prescription which has recently undergone a change of leadership and restructure.

QRL chief executive Robert Moore said the state’s governing body and the Intrust Super Cup clubs had worked side by side in a concerted effort to get the partnership with Channel Nine off the ground.

“From the clubs’ point of view, discount they’ve got a piece of this as much as we have got a piece, ailment ” Moore said. “We will be able to forge a very healthy relationship on the back of it.”

He said the new alliance with Nine could pave the way for valuable commercial opportunities, with the potential spin-offs to provide a genuine boost for the competing clubs and the game of rugby league itself.

by Ismail Uddin