There’s going to be even more Magners League rugby on TV this season as the race for the Play-Offs begins to take shape.
Following the announcement last week of the televised fixtures for Rounds 13-18 of the Mangers League, details of further secondary broadcasters can now be confirmed.
The Round 13 game on January 7, a repeat of last season’s Grand Final when Ospreys travel to the RDS to face Leinster, will now be available to fans in Wales thanks to the BBC Wales Scrum V coverage, while Munster’s forthcoming trips to Italy, to face Benetton Treviso in Round 14 and Aironi in Round 16, will both be screened in Ireland by Irish language broadcaster TG4.
In all, secondary broadcasts for 17 Magners League games between January and March have been agreed, giving fans across the UK and Ireland even more comprehensive coverage of their favourite teams.
BBC Alba have added four matches to their schedule, with fans now able to watch both Scottish sides take on current league leaders Munster and reigning champions the Ospreys.
As well as the re-run of last year’s Grand Final, BBC Wales will also be showing the Scarlets’ trip to Dublin in Round 17, while BBC Northern Ireland will be at Ulster’s visit to Llanelli in Round 15 and their clash with Glasgow at Firhill three round later.
Irish broadcaster RTE has chosen to show Connacht’s Round 13 match at the Dragons, as well as Leinster’s games at the Cardiff City Stadium and Rodney Parade.
S4C will be showing two further matches in the shape of the Dragons’ away games at Aironi on Sunday, February 20, and at Munster on Saturday, March 5, while TG4 will also be broadcasting at the Round 18 games between the Blues and Munster and Aironi and Connacht.