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ITV this morning outlined their plans for the World Cup, naming their team of pundits and commentators for the tournament that begins on September 9th. ITV will broadcast all the games through to the final on October 23rd. Here is the full list of those who will be covering the tournament:
Commentators: Nick Mullins, Simon Ward, Martin Gillingham, Bob Symonds
Co-Commentators: Alan Quinlan, Scott Hastings, Phil Vickery, Andy Gomarsall
Pundits: Sean Fitzpatrick, Michael Lynagh, Francois Pienaar, Lawrence Dallaglio, Gareth Thomas, Thom Evans.
Presenters: Steve Rider, Martin Bayfield, Craig Doyle
The opening three weeks of the coverage will be broadcast from London, before the ITV team head out to New Zealand and set up base at Eden Park in Auckland for the knockout stages of the tournament.
All of the Home Nations’ matches will be broadcast live on ITV1 and ITV1HD, and fans will also be able to watch the games live and highlights online on the ITV.com. The coverage will be split between ITV1 and ITV4, with a nightly highlights programme going out on each channel every day.