TV Broadcast Details Explained For The Upcoming Autumn Nations Cup

Good and bad news.

All of Ireland’s Autumn Nations Cup games will be available free-to-air on RTÉ and Channel 4 this November and December. Ireland’s home games against Wales and Georgia, as well as a play-off game, will be broadcast live on RTÉ in Ireland and Channel 4 in the UK.

Both broadcasters will also have live coverage of Ireland’s Round 2 trip to Twickenham to face England, meaning all of Ireland’s games in the new eight-team tournament will be available to supporters in Ireland and the UK on free-to-air platforms.

A very special British & Irish Lions House of Rugby show – fronted by Sean O'Brien and Alex Goode – is available now and will run for the duration of the tour. Follow and subscribe to it HERE

In addition to broadcasting free-to-air coverage of all of Ireland’s games in the UK, Channel 4 will show highlights from all rounds of the Autumn Nations Cup after striking a deal with Amazon Prime Video.

But in order to watch the other games, viewers in UK will need an Amazon subscription. As for Ireland – we’re still in the dark as to how we’ll watch the rest of the tournament.

Ireland’s Autumn Fixture List:

Guinness Six Nations:

  • Ireland v Italy, Aviva Stadium – 24th October 2020 (Kick-off TBC) – Live on Virgin Media
  • France v Ireland, Stade de France – 31st October 2020 (Kick-off 8pm) – Live on Virgin Media

Autumn Nations Cup: 

  • Ireland v Wales, Aviva Stadium – 13th November 2020 (Kick-off 7pm) – Live on RTÉ/Channel 4
  • England v Ireland, Twickenham – 21st November 2020 (Kick-off 3pm) – Live on RTÉ/Channel 4
  • Ireland v Georgia, Aviva Stadium – 29th November 2020 (Kick-off 2pm) – Live on RTÉ/Channel 4
  • Ireland v TBD, Aviva Stadium – 5th December 2020 (Kick-off 2.15pm) – Live on RTÉ/Channel 4.