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RTÉ And Virgin Media Announce Six Nations Coverage Details

RTÉ And Virgin Media Announce Six Nations Coverage Details
Eoin Harrington
By Eoin Harrington
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The Six Nations is mere weeks away, with kick-off for Andy Farrell's Ireland squad on February 4th against Wales in Cardiff.

All of the action will be available free-to-air for Irish fans, and RTÉ and Virgin Media announced details of their coverage of the tournament on Thursday afternoon.

RTÉ and Virgin Media confirm Six Nations punditry teams

RTÉ launched their coverage of the Six Nations with punditry regulars Jamie Heaslip and Hannah Tyrrell, and made the exciting announcement that Munster star Simon Zebo will be joining their punditry team for the tournament. Their coverage will be fronted by Jacqui Hurley. 2022 also saw the likes of Eddie O'Sullivan and Bernard Jackman make regular appearances on RTÉ's live rugby coverage.

RTÉ Virgin Media

19 January 2023; RTÉ and Virgin Media Television launched details of its joint 2023 Guinness Six Nations coverage in the Aviva Stadium, bringing all of the action free-to-air for Irish sports fans. In attendance at the launch are, from left, Virgin Media analysts Rob Kearney and Fiona Hayes, with presenter Joe Molloy and RTÉ presenter Jacqui Hurley with analysts Hannah Tyrrell and Jamie Heaslip. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Virgin Media had Rob Kearney and Fiona Hayes in attendance, along with rugby presenter Joe Molloy. In the past, Munster legends Alan Quinlan and Ronan O'Gara have been pivotal parts of Virgin Media's rugby coverage, though O'Gara may be tied up with La Rochelle commitments during the Six Nations.

RTÉ and Virgin Media confirm Six Nations fixtures


RTÉ and Virgin Media will once again split fixtures across the men's, women's, and U-20 Six Nations for the 2023 championships.


Three of the Irish men's team fixtures will be broadcast on RTÉ 2, with the crucial opening game in Cardiff and closing game against England live on Virgin Media Television.

The fixtures are reversed for the women's tournament, which kicks off in late March.

Date Fixture Kick-off time Channel
Saturday 4th February Wales v Ireland 14:15 Virgin Media
Saturday 4th February England v Scotland 16:45 RTÉ 2
Sunday 5th February Italy v France 15:00 Virgin Media
Saturday 11th February Ireland v France 14:15 RTÉ 2
Saturday 11th February Scotland v Wales 16:45 Virgin Media
Sunday 12th February England v Italy 15:00 RTÉ 2
Saturday 25th February Italy v Ireland 14:15 RTÉ 2
Saturday 25th February Wales v England 16:45 Virgin Media
Sunday 26th February France v Scotland 15:00 RTÉ 2
Saturday 11th March Italy v Wales 14:15 Virgin Media
Saturday 11th March England v France 16:45 Virgin Media
Sunday 12th March Scotland v Ireland 15:00 RTÉ 2
Saturday 18th March Scotland v Italy 12:30 RTÉ 2
Saturday 18th March France v Wales 14:45 Virgin Media
Saturday 18th March Ireland v England 17:00 Virgin Media

Under-20 Six Nations fixtures:

  • 3rd February: Wales v Ireland (19:00) - Virgin Media Player
  • 10th February: Ireland v France (20:00) - RTÉ 2
  • 24th February: Italy v Ireland (19:15) - RTÉ 2
  • 10th March: Scotland v Ireland (19:15) - RTÉ 2
  • 19th March: Ireland v England (17:00) - Virgin Media Player

Women's Six Nations fixtures:

  • 25th March: Wales v Ireland (14:15) - RTÉ 2
  • 1 April: Ireland v France (15:15) - Virgin Media One
  • 15 April: Italy v Ireland (16:45) - Virgin Media One
  • 22 April: Ireland v England (14:15) - RTÉ 2
  • 29 April: Scotland v Ireland (19:30) - Virgin Media One

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