Rugby World Cup 2011
ITV reveals details of World Cup coverage
ESPNscrum Staff
July 29, 2011
New Zealand centre Sonny Bill Williams talks to legendary All Black Sean Fitzpatrick, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, November 26, 2010
Former All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick will be a part of ITV's coverage of the World Cup © Getty Images

ITV has named its commentary and punditry teams for this year's World Cup in New Zealand, which gets underway on September 9.

Steve Rider, Martin Bayfield and Craig Doyle will share the presenting duties, with Sean Fitzpatrick, Michael Lynagh, Francois Pienaar, Lawrence Dallaglio, Gareth Thomas and Thom Evans set to be called upon to provide the in-studio expert analysis.

The men with mics will be Nick Mullins, Simon Ward, Martin Gillingham and Bob Symonds and they will be joined in the commentary box by former players Alan Quinlan, Scott Hastings, Phil Vickery and Andy Gomarsall.

ITV is set to broadcast all 48 games, the coverage of which will be split between ITV1 and ITV4.

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