British pundits to present Rugby World Cup for Dubai

05/08/2011 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Neil King
British pundits to present Rugby World Cup for Dubai

Leading British sports presenters are getting ready to bring the Rugby World Cup to Dubai fans next month on the Orbit Showtime Network (OSN).The biggest event in the rugby sporting calendar will take place in New Zealand on September 9th until October 23rd and British presenter Jim Rosenthal will anchor the channel's HD coverage, Emirates 24/7 reported.He will be joined by British Lions teammates Jeremy Guscott and Scott Gibbs to share their thoughts on proceedings and provide in-depth knowledge of the sport.Rosenthal previously hosted the past three world cups for ITV in the UK but will make his move to Dubai's Media City this year."OSN first brought rugby to the region and we are thrilled to again be showcasing Rugby World Cup this time in stunning HD," said Andy Warkman, head of sport at OSN."We are proud of the world class team we have put together, who will share their considerable experience and passion for the game with our audience; the team is very excited and can't wait to get started."The channel's coverage of the cup will be sponsored by the Dubai-based Emirates Airline.