Watch: RTÉ’s Six Nations Coverage Farewell Will Bring A Tear To Your Eye
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A sad day for Irish Rugby.
While Ireland celebrated a win over England in the Aviva, RTÉ said goodbye to its viewers today with a wonderful farewell montage that will bring a tear to your face.
The national broadcaster were outbid for the rights to Europe’s premier rugby competition with TV3 set to take over from next year.
TV3 has secured the rights to the Six Nations Championship for a period of four years from 2018 until 2021.
When the deal was announced back in 2017 RTÉ Group Head of Sport Ryle Nugent said:
“We have a long and proud tradition of showcasing the Six Nations and putting our heart and soul into our coverage.
“We want to assure the Irish public that every possible effort was made by RTÉ to retain these rights. As a public service broadcaster, RTÉ’s ambition has always been, and continues to be, to deliver the best possible viewer experience and to share moments of major national importance.
A real shame they couldn’t retain the rights.
Thanks for the memories RTÉ.