BBC ALBA announced as lead broadcaster for second half of FOSROC Super Series Championship
Scottish Rugby have today confirmed the broadcast details for the second half of the 2023 FOSROC Super Series Championship including details of the Championship Final in November.
The remaining eight Friday night fixtures and the Final will be broadcast live on BBC ALBA, starting with the clash between Watsonians and Ayrshire Bulls at Myreside next Friday (22 September, kick-off 7.35pm).
It was previously announced that a total of seven Saturday fixtures will be shown live on the Scottish Rugby website, BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer during the FOSROC Super Series Championship. The first Saturday fixture to be broadcast following the stand-by week will be on the first weekend action resumes when Southern Knights welcome the FOSROC Future XV back to the Greenyards (kick-off 5pm).
Both the Friday night (7.35pm) and the Saturday evening (5pm) matches will be available live to those living outside of the UK on the Scottish Rugby website.
A highlights package featuring all matches from across the weekend, including those not being broadcast live, will continue to be available every Monday evening on the Scottish Rugby website following each round of games.
As the Championship comes to its penultimate weekend in November both semi-final fixtures will be broadcast live. On Friday 10 November the team who finishes in first position at the end of the 14 regular rounds of competition will host those who finished fourth (kick-off 7.35pm) and this match will be available to watch live on BBC ALBA.
The second semi-final fixture will take place on Saturday 11 November as second place host third place and this game will be shown live on the Scottish Rugby website, BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer (kick-off 5pm).
The FOSROC Super Series trophy will be contested by the two teams who win their respective semi-finals the following week at the Championship Final.
Scottish Rugby can confirm the 2023 FOSROC Super Series Championship Final will once again take place at the home to Edinburgh Rugby, Hive Stadium on Saturday 18 November, kick-off 4.10pm. The Final will be broadcast live on BBC ALBA with the match available to those outside the UK on the Scottish Rugby Website.
Grant McKelvey, Scottish Rugby’s Head of Performance Programs said: “After a closely fought first half of the competition the second half of the Championship is looking to be an entertaining couple of months of rugby where it is still all to play for.
“It’s great news that we once again will be hosting the FOSROC Super Series Championship Final at the home of Edinburgh Rugby. The professional facilities that Hive Stadium boasts provides a great location for the climax of the Championship and as a destination final the teams can strive to.”
Fiona Mackenzie, Sport Commissioning Editor BBC ALBA added: “We’re delighted to welcome the FOSROC Super Series Championship to BBC ALBA and look forward to some exciting games as we continue to support Scottish rugby.”
Scottish Rugby’s Head of Marketing, Jeremy Bone said: “BBC ALBA have played a key role in promoting Scottish Rugby over the years and following a successful partnership in this year’s FOSROC Super Series Sprint, we are excited to see the collaboration continuing into the Championship.
“It is great that every Friday night match will once again be broadcast live on BBC ALBA, along with the Championship Final in November, while selected Saturday games will be available to watch on the Scottish Rugby website, BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer, bringing Super Series rugby to a global audience.”
Details of the full fixture list and where to watch each match can be found here. You can watch on BBC Sport Scotland by visiting www.bbc.co.uk/sport/scotland.
You can find BBC ALBA on BBC iPlayer and on the following channels: Freeview / You View 7 (Scotland only), Freesat 109 (UK), Sky 117 (Scotland), Sky 169 (rest of UK), Sky Glass 121 (Scotland), Sky Glass 172 (Rest of UK), Virgin Media 120 (Scotland) and Virgin Media 161 (Rest of UK).
Live matches on BBC ALBA
Friday 22 September – Watsonians v Ayrshire Bulls, 7.35pm, Myreside
Friday 29 September – Boroughmuir Bears v FOSROC Future XV, 7.35pm, Meggetland
Friday 6 October – Ayrshire Bulls v Southern Knights, 7.35pm, Millbrae
Friday 13 October – Striling Wolves v FOSROC Future XV, 7.35pm, Bridgehaugh
Friday 20 October – Ayrshire Bulls v Boroughmuir Bears, 7.35pm, Millbrae
Friday 27 October – Stirling Wolves v Southern Knights, 7.35pm, Bridgehaugh
Friday 3 November – Southern Knights v Heriot’s Rugby, 7.35pm, The Greenyards
Friday 10 November – Semi Final 2 – 2nd v 3rd, 5pm, Venue TBC*
Saturday 18 November – Championship Final, 4.10pm, Hive Stadium, Edinburgh
Live matches on Scottish Rugby website and BBC Sport website
Saturday 23 September – Southern Knights v Futures, 5pm, Greenyards
Saturday 7 October – Boroughmuir Bears v Watsonians, 5pm, Meggetland
Saturday 21 October – Watsonians v Stirling Wolves, 5pm, Myreside
Saturday 4 November – Boroughmuir Bears v Stirling Wolves, 5pm, Meggetland
Friday 10 November – Semi-Final 1 – 1st v 4th, 7.35pm, venue TBC*
*Please note change to broadcast detail for this fixture