Nine has dumped plans to simulcast the Rugby World Cup Final in HD on GEM this weekend.
Instead it will screen Antiques Roadshow and British sitcom As Time Goes By on GEM.
Friday night’s Bronze final between Australia and Wales will also just screen in SD on Nine while Friends, The Zoo and Drop Dead Diva screen on GEM.
When previously asked why the NRL Grand Final wasn’t available in HD, Nine advised it wanted to offer viewers viewing alternatives. But last weekend Nine simulcast all its live Rugby World Cup matches simulcast on GEM.
That strategy appears to have been short-lived.
The match plays Live at 6:30pm AEDT.