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Looking at the RLWC fixtures on the BBC to try and understand what holidays I will need off work to watch some of the Friday morning game, and I noticed that quite a few of the fixtures clash with each other. Is this right or have the BBC just got confused with some of the times?

Matchday 2 sees NZ v Samoa and PNG v Wales kick off at the same time (7.30am)

Matchday 3 sees Scotland v Tonga and France v Lebanon (4am and 5.05am)

Matchday 6 has PNG v Ireland and Fiji v Wales (6am and 6.30am)

They also have key games (QF and Semi Final) on a Friday, which is rubbish for UK fans.

Surely these times are not right, it seems to be pee poor if it is, and worries me in terms of being able to watch every game live, which I was hoping to do.

 

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They are probably confused over the time zones. There should be 5 time zones for the WC: NZDT, AEDT, AEST, PGT and AWST

PGT should be the same as AEST which should 1 hour behind AEDT, 1 hour behind NZDT and 2 hours ahead of AWST

http://www.rlwc2017.com/fixtures

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It still looks like there will be some overlap but maybe they're talking about telecast preamble start times, rather than K-O times.

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Cool, so looks like the bbc have it wrong atm?

Suppose ill have to wait for the coverage to be announced.

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4 hours ago, Number 16 said:

PNG is 9 hours ahead, and NZ is 11. KOs are UK time 6.00 and 9.10. All three games that day should follow on one from the other.

Is that taking daylight saving into consideration?

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7 minutes ago, deluded pom? said:

Is that taking daylight saving into consideration?

Please dont complicate things.

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1 hour ago, Copa said:

Another thing to remember is that Brisbane does not have daylight savings and Sydney does.

Good point, none of Queensland has daylight saving, so Cairns, and Townsville are the same as Brisbane.

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Ultimately my question is, are any games kicking off at the same time as each other?

Thanks for the help so far, but im not sure im any clearer 😂

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35 minutes ago, Spidey said:

I'm going off this schedule. It does say against matches it live or delayed:

https://www.rugbyleagueontv.com/2017worldcup

That suggests Lebanon are playing the first half against Ireland and 2nd half v France!!!!

If only the RLWC site had a better fixture list customisable by country.

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24 minutes ago, Dave T said:

That suggests Lebanon are playing the first half against Ireland and 2nd half v France!!!!

If only the RLWC site had a better fixture list customisable by country.

Oops. Didn't see that!  I'm sure one is a typo

edit - it should read Ireland v Italy at Cairns

 

The 4am/5am games are going to kill me 😢

 

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The time differences are a complete mind bender... I have another question - are freesport showing all the games (so I don't need premier)? Or should I get premier for HD? 

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1 hour ago, Dave T said:

That suggests Lebanon are playing the first half against Ireland and 2nd half v France!!!!

It's the new WC format as pioneered by Australia in Fiji.

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5 minutes ago, deluded pom? said:

It's the new WC format as pioneered by Australia in Fiji.

It's a brilliant idea. If they use their full squads, every player gets a full-contact warmup, unlimited changes at "half" time and the crowd gets 3 games in 2 hours.

www.rlwc2017.com/fixtures

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34 minutes ago, Farmduck said:

It's a brilliant idea. If they use their full squads, every player gets a full-contact warmup, unlimited changes at "half" time and the crowd gets 3 games in 2 hours.

www.rlwc2017.com/fixtures

Forget garlic bread, forty minute, multiple games are the future ducky.

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Matchday 2 sees NZ v Samoa and PNG v Wales kick off at the same time (7.30am)

In "real" time there is at least 3 hours between kick-off times for these 2 games

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Matchday 3 sees Scotland v Tonga and France v Lebanon (4am and 5.05am)

This one looks bad - a double header in Cairns with a one-off game in Canberra.

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Matchday 6 has PNG v Ireland and Fiji v Wales (6am and 6.30am)

No that's a mistake in Time Zones. BUT PNG v IRL will overlap with Italy v USA. Should be at least 90 minutes between kick-offs for the PNG and Fiji games.

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