Ronan O’Gara new RTÉ pundit for Six Nations live coverage

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Updated: January 30, 2014
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Ireland and Munster legend Ronan O’Gara will make his RBS 6 Nations debut with RTÉ Sport’s unrivalled team of panellists for RTÉ Two’s three live games this weekend.

Ronan joins Conor O’Shea and George Hook in studio with Tom McGurk on RTÉ Two for Saturday’s double bill of Wales v Italy and France v England and will be pitchside at the Aviva Stadium alongside Shane Horgan on Sunday as Ireland get their campaign up and running against Scotland. All three games will also be live on RTÉ Player.

In addition Ronan will join Damien O’Meara on RTÉ 2FM’s Game On eachThursday night to give his insight on how the tournament is progressing. The programme will offer Irish Rugby fans a chance to submit questions to Ronan via text or social media each week.

On Saturday RTÉ Radio 1’s Saturday Sport with Des Cahill will have updates from Wales v Italy and France v England while on Sunday Jacqui Hurley and Darragh Maloney present Sunday Sport including Michael Corcoran’s live commentary on Ireland v Wales from the Aviva Stadium.

Friday night (31 January) sees RTÉ Two begin live coverage of the U-20s 6 Nations when Ireland take on Scotland live from Dubarry Park, Athlone. Daire O’Brien will be joined by Eddie O’Sullivan with commentary from Gary Moran and Tony Ward.

Following the Ireland Women’s triumphant 2013 6 Nations campaign, RTÉ Sport will have live coverage on RTÉ 2FM’s Game On and online this Friday (January 31) as they begin the defence of their title against Scotland in Ashbourne. Michael Corcoran will be joined by Rosie Foley for full match commentary.

Against The Head returns to RTÉ Two on Monday evenings and each week Daire O’Brien and guests will take a look back at the weekend’s action and preview the upcoming matches.

Ryle Nugent, Group Head of Sport RTÉ, said: “RTÉ Sport is delighted to welcome Ronan O’Gara to our fantastic team of panellists and presenters for this year’s RBS 6 Nations. Ronan brings a fresh insight to RTÉ Sport’s already unrivalled Rugby analysis. RTÉ Sport’s comprehensive RBS 6 Nations coverage demonstrates RTÉ’s commitment to our national teams and major sporting events and is an important part of our role as a public service media organisation, ensuring that Irish sports fans are able to enjoy and support Irish International Rugby free-to-air.”

Full details of RTÉ Sport’s RBS 6 Nations coverage including Ireland U20s and Ireland Women below. 

Full details of RTÉ Sport RBS 6 Nations 2014 coverage:

RTÉ Sport will deliver extensive coverage of RBS 6 Nations 2014 including:

 

  • All 15 matches across the five weekends of the tournament broadcast live on RTÉ Two television and on RTÉ Two HD
  • All of Ireland’s matches broadcast live on RTÉ Radio 1, FM, LW, DAB and online.
  • All 15 matches will be streamed live on RTÉ.ie and on RTÉ Player within the island of Ireland on desktop, mobile and connected TV.
  • All 15 matches will be available on-demand on RTÉ Player for 21 days

 

 

Ireland U20s

Fri 31st Jan: Ireland v Scotland: Dubarry Park, Athlone: Kick-Off 19.05

  • Live on RTÉ Two and on RTÉ Player

 

Fri 7th Feb: Ireland v Wales: Dubarry Park, Athlone: Kick-Off 19.05

  • Live on RTÉ Two and on RTÉ Player

 

Fri 7th March: Ireland v Italy: Dubarry Park, Athlone: Kick-Off 19.05

  • Live on RTÉ Two and on RTÉ Player

 

Fri 14th March: France v Ireland: Stade Maurice Trélut, Tarbes: Kick-Off 19.55

  • Live on RTÉ Two and on RTÉ Player

 

Ireland Women

Fri 31st Jan: Ireland v Scotland: Ashbourne: Kick-Off 19.30

  • Live RTÉ.ie
  • Live match commentary RTÉ 2FM: Game On
  • Highlights Against the Head on RTÉ Two

 

Fri 7th Feb: Ireland v Wales: Ashbourne: Kick-Off 19.30

  • Live RTÉ.ie
  • Live Match Commentary RTÉ 2FM: Game On
  • Highlights Against the Head on RTÉ Two

 

Sat 22nd Feb: England v Ireland: Twickenham: Kick Off 18.20

  • Live RTÉ News Now
  • Live RTÉ.ie
  • Highlights Against the Head on RTÉ Two

 

Sat 8th March: Ireland v Italy: Aviva Stadium: Kick Off: 17.00

  • Live RTÉ News Now
  • Live RTÉ.ie
  • Live Updates RTÉ Radio 1
  • Highlights Against the Head on RTÉ Two

 

Fri 15th March: France v Ireland: Pau: Kick Off 17.45 (Irish Time)

  • Live RTÉ News Now
  • Live RTÉ RTÉ.ie
  • Highlights Against the Head on RTÉ Two

 

Click to bet with Boylesports.com for the Six Nations

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England 5/2

France 11/4

Ireland 5/1

Scotland 40/1

Italy 150/1

To win the Grand Slam

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France 13/2

Ireland 10/1

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Matches

1st February                                                                Home  Draw   Away

Wales V Italy                                                               1/20     50/1     11/1

France V England                                                        4/7       20/1     13/8

2nd February                                                               Home  Draw   Away

Ireland V Scotland                                                       1/7       33/1     11/2

Handicap

1st February                            Draw  

10/11 Wales (-19)                   25/1                 Italy (+19) 10/11

10/11 France (-4)                    20/1                 England (+4) 10/11

2nd February                           Draw              

10/11 Ireland (-12)                 25/1                 Scotland (+12) 10/11

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