The landmark two-test International Rules series between the Indigenous All-Stars team representing Australia and hosts Ireland will be telecast exclusively on 7mate.
Host broadcaster TG4 Ireland is providing the coverage, with match commentary by Ger Canning, the legendary Irish sports broadcaster.
In the first test, to be held at Breffni Park in Cavan, Chris Johnson, the former Brisbane Lions player, will provide expert comments, with Swans’ star Adam Goodes fulfilling the role for the second test at Croke Park in Dublin.
Coached by former Sydney Swans great Michael O’Loughlin, Australia’s Indigenous team features stars of the AFL including Lance Franklin, Daniel Wells, Steven Motlop, Eddie Betts, Lewis Jetta, Lindsay Thomas and Aaron Davey.
International Rules is a hybrid AFL- Gaelic Football sport contested by Australian and Ireland. Ireland won the last series, held in Australia in 2011, 2-0.
First Test: Ireland v Australia, Breffni Park, Cavan
Coverage starts on Sunday October 20 at 6.30am AEDT on 7mate
Second Test: Ireland v Australia, Croke Park, Dublin
Coverage starts on Sunday October 27 at 6.30am AEDT on 7mate
Please note: both matches will also be replayed later on Sunday afternoon on 7mate. Check local guides for details.
Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath took four wickets to restrict Australia to 146 for six at lunch on Wednesday, with the visitors leading by just 29 runs on day two of the first Test.