A statement issued today by RTE read.This is great news for RTI viewers as Six Nations matches taking place at Twickenham will now be back in their itinerary.
The Six Nations package comprises 15 live matches each year, in addition to the other internationals and matches in the domestic game. There will also be an extensive new magazine programme. The first of this year's four autumn internationals is on 7th September, when Ireland take onRomania in Thomond Park.
Niall Cogley, RTI Head of Sport, said:
Philip Browne, Chief Executive, Irish Rugby Football Union, said:"The IRFU is pleased that agreement has been reached with RTI for the next three years. The addition of a 13-part magazine package, which will includehighlights of the domestic scene, is an exciting added dimension as it enables the promotion of rugby in Ireland at all levels."