Rugby stars sign for talkSPORT
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Rugby stars sign for talkSPORT

UTV Radio's talkSPORT has signed former England captain Will Carling to front its coverage of this year's Rugby Union World Cup. He'll be joined by Australia's record try scorer, David Campese. The station's covering every game of the tournament this autumn.

Carling and Campese are known for their outspoken views and have a unique understanding of the game at World Cup level – they even came up against each other in the final of the 1991 World Cup. Carling was famously sacked as captain of the national team after calling the English Rugby Football Union Committee "57 old farts".

UTV Radio's Managing Director, Scott Taunton, said, "Having two giants of world rugby in Will and David join talkSPORT is hugely exciting for the station. Over the past two year's our policy of acquiring official broadcast rights, including the FIFA World Cup and Premier League football has transformed the station.

"Indeed, at the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards earlier this month the commercial radio industry recognised the station's achievements awarding talkSPORT four awards, including Commercial Station of the Year. Will and David joining us is another step forward for the station."

Coverage of the tournament will start with the first match in Paris on September 7th.

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