Catch all the Rugby World Cup 2019 action with live commentary

This year Soneva Fushi in the Maldives and Soneva Kiri in Thailand will be showing all of this year’s Rugby World Cup matches with a Soneva twist. We are delighted to announce that three of England’s rugby heroes will be commentating live and in person on select matches. These heroes are none other than James Haskell, Jason Robinson and Austin Healey. All matches will be shown at resort bars and are complimentary for our guests. While not watching rugby, ease match outcome stress with spa treatments, dine on international cuisines, and experience the natural beauty of the Baa Atoll and Koh Kood.

The dates and matches they will be commentating on are as follows:

Soneva Fushi

James Haskell
September 19 to October 3
21/09/19 - New Zealand vs. South Africa
22/09/19 - England vs. Tonga
26/09/19 - England vs. United States
28/09/19 - Japan vs. Ireland
29/09/19 - Australia vs. Wales
02/10/19 - France vs. United States

Jason Robinson
October 18 to November 3
19-20/10/19 - All Quarter Finals
26/10/19 - All Semi-Finals
27/10/19 - All Semi-Finals
1/11/19 - Bronze Final
2/11/19 – Final

Soneva Kiri

Austin Healey
October 20 to November 4
20/10/19 - Quarter Finals 3 and 4
26/10/19 - All Semi-Finals
27/10/19 - All Semi-Finals
1/11/19 - Bronze Final
2/11/19 – Final

James Haskell, who recently retired from professional rugby on May 7 of this year, began his senior career playing for the Wasps (2002-2009 and 2013-2018). He is known for being able to play in any of the three back-row positions. James also played for Stade Français, Ricoh Black Rams, Highlanders and ended his career after playing for the Northampton Saints (2018-2019). He also played for England (77 caps) and the British and Irish Lions.

Jason Robinson, a fullback and wing player formerly of Wigan and Sale Sharks, has scored 30 tries in 56 international matches, including a try in the 2003 World Cup Final against Australia, which England went on to win. Jason’s England debut was in 2001 against Italy, the same year he was chosen to for the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia. He was appointed England’s captain in 2005 and joined the Lions’ tour of New Zealand. He came out of international retirement in 2007 to play England’s summer friendlies and the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

Austin Healey is a former rugby union player who played as a utility back for Leicester Tigers, and represented both England and the British and Irish Lions. He has 51 England caps and two Lions’ caps. He played for England at scrum half, fly-half, fullback and wing. He made his full England debut against Ireland during the 1997 Five Nations tournament, and toured with the British Lions in 1997, making two appearances. He has played in Five/Six Nations tournaments ('98 - '02) and in the 1999 World Cup.