For a second year running Irish rugby fans will have reason to celebrate Monday night as'Against the Head', RTE's weekly rugby magazine programme, returns to our screens.
Sponsored exclusively by AIB, and presented by well-known rugbycommentator, Ryle Nugent, 'Against the Head' will start its 13-weekschedule on Monday 12th January on Network 2 at 7.30pm.
'Against the Head' will feature a 30-minute round up of the latestaction,news and analysis from the AIB League, Heineken Cup and the SixNationsChampionship. A panel consisting of former rugby players, such asCiaranFitzgerald and Brent Pope, will contribute to the programme on aweeklybasis, as will well-known rugby journalists, Brendan Fanning and PeterO'Reilly who will bring the latest news and views to the rugbysupportingpublic.
In addition, interviews and profiles of top players, coachesandreferees will feature prominently. The programme will also include an
Speaking about the programme, Mr Jim Kelly, AIB Sponsorship Manager, said, " Withthe current high profile of rugby following the World Cup, I believethatrugby supporters will welcome 'Against the Head', even more so thanit'sinaugural series screened last year. Rugby is continuing to grow inpopularity across the length and breadth of the country, thisprogrammewill provide rugby supporters with all the action, right up from thegrassroots of the AIB League up to the international squad as it preparesforthe 2004 Six Nations. AIB's sponsorship of 'Against the Head' isfurtherevidence of our commitment to rugby, which has been demonstrated bycontinued support of Irish club rugby."