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Good news for Virgin customers as Ireland's Rugby World Cup games will also be on RTÉ

eir Sport has agreed to sub-licence the host’s games to the national broadcaster.

Ryle Nugent, Marie Louise Reilly and Glen Killane of eir Sport at today's announcement.
Ryle Nugent, Marie Louise Reilly and Glen Killane of eir Sport at today's announcement.
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WOMEN’S RUGBY WORLD Cup rights holder, eir Sport, has agreed to sub-licence Ireland games to RTÉ meaning Virgin Media customers will be able to see the hosts in action.

The agreement means both eir Sport and RTÉ will show all of Ireland’s games during the tournament as well as the final at Ulster’s Kingspan Stadium on 26 August.

Ireland will begin their WRWC 2017 campaign against Australia at 7pm in the UCD Bowl on Wednesday 9 August before games with Japan on 13 August and fellow Six Nations outfit France four days later.

Marking the announcement, World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said:

[This tournament] is set to be the biggest and best and today’s news will ensure matches are seen and heard by as many fans as possible in Ireland.

“The growth of the women’s game is a key priority for World Rugby and I have no doubt that this year’s tournament in Dublin and Belfast will further enhance one of the fastest growing team sports in the world by inspiring girls to take up our great game.”

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