Friday 9 December 2016

Rugby goes online with Independent.ie

Published 18/09/2015 | 02:30

TV3's Pat Kiely and INM group marketing director Geoff Lyons at the announcement of the deal
TV3's Pat Kiely and INM group marketing director Geoff Lyons at the announcement of the deal

Independent News and Media has teamed up with TV3 to provide unique coverage of the Rugby World Cup.

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Exclusive in-match clips, full access to official match highlights, plus post-match press conferences will be on offer.

This deal will provide Independent.ie readers with special access to every game throughout the tournament.

INM's team for one of the most anticipated sporting events of recent years includes some of the biggest names in the game - Tony Ward, Neil Francis, Isa Nacewa, Alan Quinlan, Keith Wood, George Hook, Brent Pope and Mick Galwey.

Geoff Lyons, marketing director at INM, said: "We are delighted to partner with TV3 and offer our readers the ultimate experience in news and analysis for this exciting tournament.

"Across our titles we will be providing the very best pre and post-match analysis.

"Thanks to this partnership we can offer online readers in-match video action as it happens and post-match video analysis.

"This takes what we can give our readers for the Rugby World Cup to a new level which we hope they enjoy." Pat Kiely, TV3 group commercial director said: "Rugby World Cup 2015 will be the biggest television event of the year, and as the official Irish broadcaster, we are delighted to partner with INM to provide this additional content for their online readers.

"With coverage of all 48 matches live and exclusive on TV3, these clips and highlights will further feed the nation's insatiable rugby appetite over the next six weeks."

David Courtney, head of sports content at INM, said readers would receive comprehensive coverage both online and in print.

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