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Matt Cooper will present TV3's Six Nations coverage from 2018

The broadcaster won the rights from RTÉ.

Cooper was the main presenter of TV3's Rugby World Cup coverage.
Cooper was the main presenter of TV3's Rugby World Cup coverage.
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MATT COOPER HAS revealed he will be the face of TV3′s Six Nations coverage from 2018.

Cooper presented TV3′s Rugby World Cup coverage last month and this afternoon said he will be part of the station’s Six Nations team when they take over the rights from RTÉ in three years.

Speaking ahead of receiving a Distinguished Alumnus Award from University College Cork this Friday, Cooper said he has ‘already agreed to present Six Nations Rugby Coverage on TV3 from 2018 to 2021.’

He described it as ‘the longest term planning’ he’s ever done while also revealing there are a number of television documentaries in the pipeline, as well as a fourth book.

In a recent radio interview with Off The Ball, TV3′s Director of Broadcasting, Niall Cogley, said he hopes to build a team from the panel of pundits the broadcaster used during their successful World Cup coverage.

TV3′s acquisition of the rights for the Six Nations was a significant coup for the channel and serves as another statement of intent in the increasingly competitive sports broadcasting market.

Its World Cup coverage was widely commended.

RTÉ will continue to show all 15 Six Nations fixtures exclusively for the next two years before TV3 takes over in 2018.

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