Reaction to the news that TV3 have won the rights to the 6 Nations from 2018 4 years ago

Reaction to the news that TV3 have won the rights to the 6 Nations from 2018

Well, we didn't see this coming.

TV3 have won the rights to show live coverage of the RBS 6 Nations from 2018 and the knives were out for both the commercial network and RTÉ straight away.

While host-in-waiting Matt Cooper immediately made his delight known on Twitter, others questioned how much live sport RTÉ would be broadcasting into the next decade following criticism of their GAA coverage and the fact that terrestrial rights to the Olympics has been massively depleted.

Unsurprisingly, both RTÉ and TV3 got it in the neck for very different reasons.

It was great news for anyone who likes a lot of ads with their rugby coverage.

There's always a bright side in Montrose. More Fair City, anyone?