RTÉ and Virgin Media to divvy up Rugby World Cup coverage as broadcast schedule announced

Broadcasters will split coverage of Ireland’s group games and share coverage of the final

The broadcast schedule for the Rugby World Cup, which will be Jonny Sexton’s last competition before retirement, has been announced. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

The Irish broadcast schedule for the 2023 Rugby World Cup has been released with RTÉ and Virgin Media sharing coverage of Ireland’s four group games.

Virgin Media will show Ireland’s opening match against Romania on September 9 as well as the last group game against Scotland on October 7, while RTÉ will broadcast the games against Tonga on September 16 and South Africa on September 23. The tournament opener, between hosts France and New Zealand, ...