Good news for Rugby fans in Ireland as Eir Sport and RTE have signed an agreement to telecast live matches of Irish team playing in 2019 world cup at Japan. A total of 14 matches that includes Ireland games, knockouts and final to be aired on RTE meanwhile Eir Sport has rights to broadcast 48 matches of RWC 2019.
Eir Sport managing director Susan Brady expressed the joy to associate with RTE to air live world cup matches that will give Ireland fans easy access to enjoy the tournament.
“Eir sport will be there every step of the way with all 48 games live including every Ireland game and the knock out stages. We are delighted to have come to this agreement with RTE which again shows the changing nature of the sports broadcasting landscape in Ireland where we’re happy to work together to give Irish sports fans the best possible choice and content,” Susan quoted.
RTE group head Declan McBennett was delighted to announce the partnership with eir sport and pleased to inform Irish audience to get a chance to watch live coverage of national team’s matches and knockouts.
“The Rugby World Cup looks set to be a very exciting tournament next autumn and we are delighted to come to this agreement with eir sport to ensure that Irish audiences have a free-to-air front row seat to such significant games including all of Ireland’s games, the knockout stages and the final, on TV and online,” said Declan McBennett.
Ireland is placed in the Group A of competition along with hosts Japan, Scotland, Russia and Samoa. Country has never become rugby world champions and team will be desperate to do it in the 9th edition. Irish team to play their opening game of 2019 world cup against Scotland on 22 September in Yokohama.