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The 2021 Super Rugby Australia Season Will Be Held Exclusively On Stan

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The 2021 Super Rugby Australia Season Will Be Held Exclusively On Stan

5 teams.

22 games.

12 action-packed weekends.

And every bone-crunching tackle at the touch of a button.

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What's there to complain about?

Waratahs star Will Harrison. Credit: PA
Waratahs star Will Harrison. Credit: PA

The rebirth of Australian rugby is well and truly underway with popular streaming service Stan acquiring the exclusive rights to show the 2021 Super Rugby AU season kicking off on February 19.

And Stan's arrival on the scene could revolutionise the way in which sport is watched.

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While heading to a jam-packed pub with your mates to see your favourite team play is one of Australia's favourite past times, it's no secret that watching live sport while on the move is the future - particularly during these times of uncertainty.

Enter, Stan.

Credit: Stan
Credit: Stan
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Rugby Australia has reportedly signed a three-year deal worth approximately $100million with Nine to show every single game through its rapidly-growing online streaming service, Stan.

So from Round One's age-old rivalry between the Reds and Waratahs to the highly-anticipated Final in May - fans can catch some of rugby's biggest stars in action through Stan's app or across Nine's television platforms.

"What a way to start 2021 and our new partnership with Stan and Nine," Rugby Australia interim Chief Executive Rob Clarke said.

"Our players are raring to go and are really keen to put on a show for fans, with Super Rugby AU to light up living rooms right around the country.

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"Super Rugby AU was terrific in 2020 and will get better next year as this next crop of Australian Rugby stars continue to develop, and they are complimented by some genuinely talented international players who have since arrived on our shores.

"The 2021 season promises to be a great one for Australians fans with every game in primetime and with the added support of our new partners, Stan and Nine."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Stan CEO Mike Sneesby is equally as excited at the prospect of being the official home of Australian rugby.

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"This partnership with Rugby Australia will see Stan launch its live streaming capability in 2021, as we take Australian sports television into a new era," he said.

"Through the combined audience reach and engagement across Nine's television platforms, we are well positioned to bring Rugby Union to more Australians than ever before."

Live, on demand and ad-free. Fear not people, Australian rugby is in safe hands.


2021 SUPER RUGBY DRAW

Round 1

Queensland Reds v NSW Waratahs, Friday 19 February, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Western Force v Brumbies, Friday 19 February, HBF Park, Perth


Round 2

Queensland Reds v Melbourne Rebels, Friday 26 February, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Brumbies v NSW Waratahs, Saturday 27 February, GIO Stadium, Canberra


Round 3

NSW Waratahs v Western Force, Friday 5 March, Venue TBC Melbourne

Rebels v Brumbies, Saturday 6 March, AAMI Park, Melbourne


Round 4

Western Force v Melbourne Rebels, Friday 12 March, HBF Park, Perth

Brumbies v Queensland Reds, Saturday 13 March, GIO Stadium, Canberra


Round 5

Melbourne Rebels v NSW Waratahs, Friday 19 March, AAMI Park, Melbourne

Queensland Reds v Western Force, Saturday 20 March, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane


Round 6

Brumbies v Western Force, Friday 26 March, GIO Stadium, Canberra

NSW Waratahs v Queensland Reds, Saturday 27 March, Venue TBC


Round 7

NSW Waratahs v Brumbies, Friday 2 April, Venue TBC

Melbourne Rebels v Queensland Reds, Saturday 3 April, AAMI Park, Melbourne


Round 8

Melbourne Rebels v Western Force, Friday 9 April, AAMI Park, Melbourne

Queensland Reds v Brumbies, Saturday 10 April, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane


Round 9

Brumbies v Melbourne Rebels, Friday 16 April, GIO Stadium, Canberra

Western Force v NSW Waratahs, Saturday 17 April, HBF Park, Perth


Round 10

Western Force v Queensland Reds, Friday 23 April, HBF Park, Perth

NSW Waratahs v Melbourne Rebels, Saturday 24 April, Venue TBC


Qualifying Final

Saturday 1 May


Final

Saturday 8 May


*All kick off times to be confirmed.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Rugby, Rugby Australia, Wallabies, how to watch, Rugby Union, latest updates, Australia, Streaming, Fixtures

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