Ronan O'Gara to join TV3 Six Nations coverage
Former Ireland international Ronan O'Gara will join TV3's rugby coverage for next year's Six Nations after the station acquired the broadcasting rights in November 2015.
TV3 broadcast the 2015 Rugby World Cup and secured the Six Nations rights just two weeks after the World Cup had concluded, with the station acquiring the rights to broadcast Six Nations games in Ireland from 2018 to 2021.
Ronan O'Gara will be a great addition to TV3's Six Nations coverage #tv3newseason— Melanie Finn (@Melfinn1) August 30, 2017
Delighted that @RonanOGara10 will join TV3's Six Nations panel in 2018— Sinéad Kissane (@sineadkissane) August 30, 2017
O'Gara is the station's first big punditry coup after having previously served as a pundit for RTE when the national broadcaster held the tournament's rights.
Commenting on securing the tournament, Niall Cogley, TV3 Group Director of Broadcasting said: “TV3 has been able to demonstrate its credentials with a refreshing and comprehensive presentation of all 48 games of Rugby World Cup 2015.
“We very much look forward to presenting ‘Rugby’s Greatest Championship’ into the foreseeable future and making TV3 the home of rugby in Ireland.”
John Feehan, CEO of Six Nations Rugby added: “TV3’s coverage of Rugby World Cup was very successful and we believe that they will inject new and exciting ideas in the broadcasting of the Six Nations Championship.”