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The BBC has won the right to show England's clash with Australia in this autumn's Gillette Four Nations series.

The game at Wigan's DW Stadium, which will be England's second game in the competition, takes place on Saturday 31 October at 1430 GMT.

The BBC will also show the France-Australia game on Saturday 7 November and highlights of the other matches on the network and via the red button.

Television coverage for the tournament is shared between the BBC and Sky.

Richard Lewis, the Rugby Football League chairman, said: "The fact that two major broadcasters are showing all the fixtures live underlines just what a prestigious and fantastic tournament this year's Four Nations promises to be."


Four Nations fixtures and venues:

23 October:

England v France Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster (2000 BST)

24 October:

Australia v New Zealand The Stoop, London (2000 BST)

31 October:

England v Australia DW Stadium, Wigan (1430 GMT)

France v New Zealand Ernest Wallon, Toulouse (1700 GMT)

7 November:

France v Australia Charlety Stadium, Paris (1430 GMT)

England v New Zealand Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield (1800 GMT)

14 November:

Final Elland Road, Leeds (1930 GMT)



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Kiwis delighted by World Cup win
22 Nov 08 |  Rugby League
France on course for Tri-Nations
11 Nov 08 |  Rugby League


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