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ARU set to confirm deal with Fox Sports, Ten

The Australian Rugby Union is poised to confirm a new five-year rights deal with pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports and commercial broadcaster Ten, according to multiple reports.

The deal, which will run from 2016 until 2020, incorporates rights to the Super Rugby club competition and Australian national team games. Its value has been reported as ranging from A$250m (€167.7m/$181.7m) to A$285m.

Under the terms of the agreement, which is due to be officially confirmed tomorrow (Thursday), the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper said Fox Sports will maintain live coverage for all Super Rugby matches, on-selling replay and rights to all national team games to be simulcast on Ten.

The agreement is also set to mark the first time that Super Rugby has had a free-to-air presence in Australia. Ten will reportedly have replay rights for one match on Sunday morning each week. Ten will also have rights to replay Super Rugby finals matches involving Australian teams.