ITV reveals details of World Cup coverage
July 29, 2011
Former All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick will be a part of ITV's coverage of the World Cup © Getty Images
ITV has named its commentary and punditry teams for this year's World Cup in New Zealand, which gets underway on September 9.
Steve Rider, Martin Bayfield and Craig Doyle will share the presenting duties, with Sean Fitzpatrick, Michael Lynagh, Francois Pienaar, Lawrence Dallaglio, Gareth Thomas and Thom Evans set to be called upon to provide the in-studio expert analysis.
The men with mics will be Nick Mullins, Simon Ward, Martin Gillingham and Bob Symonds and they will be joined in the commentary box by former players Alan Quinlan, Scott Hastings, Phil Vickery and Andy Gomarsall.
ITV is set to broadcast all 48 games, the coverage of which will be split between ITV1 and ITV4.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
Where does Italy's win over Scotland rank among their successes in the Six Nations? Scrum Sevens investigates
The tone was set early on in Dublin as a more clinical Ireland made England pay. All is not lost, however, argues Phil Vickery
Monday Maul takes in retirement talk, England reshuffles, France's unfair advantage and Scotland's communication breakdown
John Griffiths takes an analytical look at Week 3 of ESPN Scrum's Fantasy Rugby game - who should you have picked?