OSN brings the best of this year’s Rugby Union to the region with the British & Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand

  • All the action live only on OSN Sports and OSN Play

OSN, the region’s leading entertainment network, is once again hosting an outstanding line up of Rugby legends in Dubai, who will provide expert analyses during the three British & Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand test matches, live from OSN’s studios.

OSN’s coverage will consist of all ten matches from the tour including the three test matches against the All Blacks, live and exclusive only on OSN Sport 4 HD. Rugby fans can also catch all the action on-the-go on the award-winning online TV platform, OSN Play.

OSN will ramp up its coverage from the 1st test on 24th June when veteran sports presenter Jim Rosenthal will front OSN’s live coverage from the OSN Studios in Media City Dubai. Jim will be joined by the legendary British and Irish Lions centre pairing from the victorious 1997 Lions tour of South Africa, England’s Jeremy Guscott and Wales’ Scott Gibbs, who will give their expert analyses on the three test matches. The third panel member, Zinzan Brooke is regarded as one of the best rugby players of all time. He played 58 tests for New Zealand, scoring a record 17 tries in Test matches.

“As the go-to TV network for rugby in the region, OSN is delighted to assemble an outstanding panel of experts who will provide unmatched insights on the matches. This underlines our focus on providing extra value for our subscribers – through live coverage in glorious HD and informed insights on what is unfolding in New Zealand,” said Andy Warkman, SVP, Sport & Sports Production at OSN.

The first Test will see the British and Irish Lions battle New Zealand, live from Eden Park, Auckland, (10.35am KSA), with the second Test on Saturday July 1 (10.35am KSA) and the third Test showing on Saturday, July 8 (10.35am KSA), with OSN’s live studio coverage starting at just over an hour before kickoff at 9.30am KSA

Recent OSN rugby coverage has included the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Super Rugby, the Rugby Championship, World Rugby U-20 World Championship and the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour of Australia brought to subscribers in high definition. Fans can join the conversation by using #OSNRUGBY on Twitter and Instagram. Find out more at: http://www.osn.com/en-ae/watch/tv-schedule/sports/rugby-union