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ESPN UK To Show Fiji vs Scotland

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Looks like ESPN here in the UK have scored the showing of Scotland’s second test in Fiji.

We’re awaiting official confirmation from the SRU but for now check out the ESPN TV Schedule if you don’t believe us: click through to Friday 15th June, 3am. There’s also a daytime repeat scheduled for 2pm on the Saturday.

This will mean you won’t see it live on the BBC or STV – ESPN wouldn’t fork out for coverage if they knew people could watch for free there? – although there may be some sort of highlights package still being negotiated, no word on that.

Interestingly there is People Punching Each Other scheduled for that same slot the following week when the Samoa game would be on, so we may need to keep hunting for that one.

Anyone got ESPN and a couch?

Thanks to Craig for the spot.

UPDATE: Official confirmation was announced today:

The match against Fiji from Churchill Park, Lautoka, will be shown live on ESPN on Saturday 16 June with a 3am kick-off BST.

For those supporters who find that just a bit too early, the match will be shown again in full at 2pm on the Saturday afternoon.

The match will also be seen across Asia (Setanta), Australia (Fox), New Zealand (SKY) and throughout the Pacific Islands via Fiji TV.

Scotland captain Ross Ford said: “We’ve had a great reaction from supporters at home to the win against Australia earlier this week and it’s great to know that folk at home will be able to see our next match against Fiji.”

Scottish Rugby’s Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Dominic McKay, said: “We are delighted ESPN, as a new broadcaster of Scottish Rugby, will be showing our match against Fiji next Saturday.

“Supporters have been very keen to learn of broadcast plans and ESPN’s coverage will be very well received.”

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