TG4 will again broadcast 28 live games free to air this season, as well as deferred coverage of a further 9 interprovincial games.
New season of Guinness PRO14 Rugby kicks off on TG4
TG4’s Rugbaí Beo is back, starting next Friday 27th September with highlights from Ulster Rugby’s clash against Ospreys at the Kingspan Stadium. This will be followed by a bumper afternoon of live rugby on Saturday 28th September as Munster host Dragons in Thomond Park, followed by Scarlets v Connacht and finishing off with all the best highlights from the clash between last season’s bolters, Benetton Rugby and Leinster.
TG4 will again broadcast 28 live games free to air this season, as well as deferred coverage of a further 9 interprovincial games. A weekly highlights programme will also be broadcast to bring Irish audiences the best action from the Guinness PRO14 Championship. Building on last year’s coverage of behind the scenes ref-briefings, warm-up interviews with head-coaches and audio-snoops on coaches and players, with Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill at the helm and expert analysis from Eimear Considine, Deirbhile Nic a Bhaird, Marcus Horan, Ronan Loughney, Eoghan Ó Neachtain, Eamonn Molloy along with a host of others.
The focus will be on the Irish Provinces in the Guinness PRO14 Championship, as Leinster seek an historic treble while Connacht continue to flourish under Andy Friend and will be looking to improve on their top-3 conference finish from last season. Ulster, without talisman Rory Best, will be aiming to go a step further than last season’s semi-final defeat while Munster will be hoping that recent additions to the backroom team of Graham Rowntree and Stephen Larkham can help them break their semi-final hoodoo and progress to the Finals in Cardiff City Stadium for the first time since 2017.
Speaking today ahead of the start of the new Rugbaí Beo season, TG4’s Head of Sport, Rónán Ó Coisdealbha said: “It’s with an immense source of pride for TG4 that we embark on another season of Rugbaí Beo, continuing an association with this tournament which stretches back to 2001. The reaction to our free to air coverage of the Guinness PRO14 championship last season was tremendous and we look forward to bringing forward further innovations that will continue to engage audiences and rugby fans for the coming season.”
TG4’s Rugbaí Beo coverage includes:
- Live coverage of all Munster Rugby and Leinster Rugby matches against Welsh opposition.
- Live coverage of all Connacht Rugby’s home games. Live and exclusive coverage of all Connacht matches against Welsh opposition.
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For more information on all of the coverage of this year’s Guinness PRO14 Rugby season, please visit: tg4.ie/rugbaibeo
|1||Saturday 28 September||3:00pm||Munster Rugby||v||Dragons||Thomond Park|
|1||Saturday 28 September||5:15pm||Scarlets||v||Connacht Rugby||Parc y Scarlets|
|2||Friday 4 October||7:35pm||Leinster Rugby||v||Ospreys Rugby||RDS Arena|
|2||Saturday 5 October||7:35pm||Connacht Rugby||v||Benetton Rugby||The Sportsground|
|3||Friday 11 October||7:35pm||Dragons||v||Connacht Rugby||Rodney Parade|
|4||Friday 25 October||7:35pm||Munster Rugby||v||Ospreys Rugby||Irish Independent Park|
|4||Saturday 26 October||5:15pm||Connacht Rugby||v||Toyota Cheetahs||The Sportsground|
|5||Saturday 2 November||5:15pm||Ospreys Rugby||v||Connacht Rugby||Liberty Stadium|
|5||Saturday 2 November||7:35pm||Cardiff Blues||v||Munster Rugby||Cardiff Arms Park|
|6||Friday 8 November||7:35pm||Connacht Rugby||v||Leinster Rugby||The Sportsground|
|7||Saturday 30 November||5:15pm||Connacht Rugby||v||Isuzu Southern Kings||The Sportsground|
|8||Saturday 21 December||5:15pm||Connacht Rugby||v||Munster Rugby||The Sportsground|
|11||Saturday 15 February||7:35pm||Connacht Rugby||v||Cardiff Blues||The Sportsground|
|12||Friday 21 February||7:35pm||Ospreys Rugby||v||Leinster Rugby||Liberty Stadium|
|13||Saturday 29 February||5:00pm||Munster Rugby||v||Scarlets||Thomond Park|
|14||Friday 20 March||7:35pm||Connacht Rugby||v||Scarlets||The Sportsground|
|15||Friday 27 March||7:35pm||Munster Rugby||v||Benetton Rugby||Irish Independent Park|
|16||Friday 10 April||7:35pm||Connacht Rugby||v||Glasgow Warriors||The Sportsground|
|16||Saturday 11 April||3:00pm||Munster Rugby||v||Cardiff Blues||Thomond Park|
|16||Saturday 11 April||5:15pm||Leinster Rugby||v||Zebre Rugby Club||RDS Arena|
|18||Friday 24 April||7:35pm||Dragons||v||Leinster Rugby||Rodney Parade|
|18||Saturday 25 April||7:35pm||Connacht Rugby||v||Ulster Rugby||The Sportsground|
|19||Friday 8 May||7:35pm||Cardiff Blues||v||Connacht Rugby||Cardiff Arms Park|
|19||Saturday 9 May||7:45pm||Scarlets||v||Leinster Rugby||Parc y Scarlets|
|20||Friday 15 May||7:35pm||Leinster Rugby||v||Cardiff Blues||RDS Arena|
|20||Saturday 16 May||5:15pm||Scarlets||v||Munster Rugby||Parc y Scarlets|
|20||Saturday 16 May||7:35pm||Connacht Rugby||v||Edinburgh Rugby||The Sportsground|
|Final||Saturday 20 June||TBC||TBC||v||TBC||Cardiff City Stadium|