The global pandemic has not put a stop to how much Kiwis love their sport, always a draw card for a club, pub or tavern, here are the Sky Sport updates and highlights for your patrons’ viewing pleasure.
Mitre 10 Cup and Farah Palmer Cup
The Farah Palmer Cup – the first match was a one-sided event with Counties Manukau romping home with the win, and fantastic support from Sky viewers. Looking forward to the comp picking up even more speed. Many FPC games will sit alongside the Mitre 10 Cup, meaning fans get to see LIVE first class rugby across the spectrum.
The Mitre 10 Cup kicks off on Sky Sport this weekend with all seven matches broadcast live. Numerous All Blacks are available and past legends are returning to their home provinces for the acid test. First up: North Harbour: Karl Tu’inukuafe with Canterbury: Codie Taylor, Samuel Whitelock, Cullen Grace, Richie Mo’unga and George Bridge.
Farah Palmer Cup Live:
North Harbour V Bay Of Plenty Friday 11 Sep 2020 16:30
Mitre 10 Cup Live:
North Harbour V Canterbury Friday 11 Sep 2020 18:30
In Sky Sport’s drive to offer more free to access content the following three matches will also be live and available on Prime this weekend:
- Mitre 10 Cup – Counties Manukau v Tasman, 7 pm Saturday
- Farah Palmer Cup – Northland v Auckland, 11.30 am Sunday
- Mitre 10 Cup – Northland v Manawatu, 2 pm Sunday
Sky Sport GrassRoots Rugby – Thu 7pm, Sky Sport 1
This Thursday sees the final show for Sky Sport GrassRoots Rugby this season with the East Coast Final, Hawkes Bay Final, The Barry Jersey Collection and the South Canterbury Final, plus a special GrassRoots People segment - Otiria Rugby Club.
Then on Thursday, Sky Sport 1 @ 8:00pm kicks off Mainfreight Local: North Otago v Otago Country - the annual Speights Trophy Challenge, South Canterbury v Mid Canterbury - playing for the Ron Jamieson Memorial Shield and The Frank Timblick Memorial Trophy.
The Crowd Goes Wild – Prime and Sky Sport Select (50), Mon – Fri 7pm
The team is back in the studio, socially distanced in the office and on Monday to Friday, live at 7pm with all your sport, a little twisted.
Sky Sport Presents The Pod – Sky Sport Select (50), Thu 8.30pm
This week’s Pod features a very deep chat with Tony Brown. Jeff Wilson and Tony cover a wide range of topics from turning down coaching gigs, his dice with death and how to stamp your own mark on a team. The interview took place prior to last week’s Aaron Mauger announcement. Have a glimpse at what’s coming up in a couple of quick clips: Clip 1, Clip 2
Warriors TV – Fri, 6.30 pm, Sky Sport 4
This week on Warriors TV the guest host is Warriors winger David Fusitu’a. The team have a chat to the Mad Butcher to see how he supports “his boys” from afar. Chanel talks us through his rapid rise to the starting team and Jazz tells us what’s been making him tick the last month.
NRL + Super League
We are seeing some fantastic numbers for the Warriors – who continue to inspire with their form, even in the face of some of the toughest calls by the refereeing staff. Now that Sonny Bill is back in action (even if only for 13 mins) there are even more reasons to stay up to date with the action across the ditch. So many Kiwis are essential to multiple teams – we’re making a real difference to this hugely popular comp. Super League offers another dose of one of our favourite sports – coming live from the UK.
Cricket: CPL + IPL
As we get to the semis stage in the Caribbean Premier League thoughts start turning to the IPL. While there won’t be as many Kiwis in the frame this time around, there will still be plenty of action to follow from the UAE as the best in the biz bash the ball about in one of the game’s richest competitions. Sky Sport’s very own Mike Hesson is getting the Royal Challengers Bangalore ready and raring to go. IPL – 20 September on the Home of Cricket, Sky Sport 2.
Scott McLaughlin and Shane van Gisbergen spicing up the action in Townsville – what a head to head that was. The two Kiwis are far and away the leading contenders – leaving everyone else in their wake. If that’s not enough motorsport action – look out for MotoGP, Superbikes, NASCAR and FIM Speedway – with yes, even more Supercars on the way.
The NBA – Semis and finals are on their way
All conference finals are available on Sky Sport / ESPN. Get in – there have been plenty of upsets and some star performances.
The Tour de France
Arguably the toughest race, the TdF continues on Sky Sport. If you aren’t getting up in the middle of the night and on your trainers to watch alongside, then feel free to check out the highlights between 6 – 8 am each morning. That should inspire you to get on your cycle into the office, if so inclined.
There’s a feast of football underway or on its way – with the UEFA Nations League, La Liga, Copa Lig, Ligue 1, English Football League and Major League Soccer from the USA.
Don’t lose your temper, after all Djokovic learned the hard way being knocked out at the US Open. Serena continues to show her class as does Naomi Osaka. Plenty of action on court through until the end of the week as we head into the Finals.
The huge line up continues with LPGA, PGA, the European Tour, and the Asian Tour on its way. There is certainly no shortage of LIVE golf action available for fans on Sky Sport, with plenty of highlights packages also on air – for those with shorter attention spans.
As we start to gear up for UFC 253 on Sep 27 @Stylebender v Costa, there’s plenty to whet your appetite with Fight Night on the cards: Sep 13 sees Waterson vs. Hill on the main card, followed by Covington v Woodley on Sep 20.
Get more info at sky.co.nz/sport