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TV3’s Inaugural Six Nations Coverage Draws to a Close with Grand Slam Saturday

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As the Six Nations draws to a close with “Grand Slam Saturday” tomorrow with Ireland’s attempt to make five wins on the trot, TV3 will also draw the curtains on its 2018 coverage with eight hours of broadcasting, kicking off at 11.30am in the morning as Joe Molloy introduces the day’s action with expert analysis from Shane Horgan, Matt Williams and Shane Jennings. In addition, 2009 Grand Slam legends Peter Stringer and Tommy Bowe will be joining Sinéad Kissane live from Twickenham ahead of the triple header.

Alan Quinlan and Dave McIntyre will provide commentary on the big game from Twickenham, which kicks-off at 2.45pm. This will be followed by comprehensive coverage of the NatWest 6 Nations Trophy Presentation and all the post-match interviews, reaction and analysis.

In addition, TV3 confirmed that sister channel, 3e, will broadcast the entire first half of Wales v France from 4.50pm. This will give viewers a choice of post-match reaction from Twickenham or pre-match build-up from the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Commentary for Wales v France will come from Conor McNamara and former Welsh Grand Slam winning coach Mike Ruddock.

The first game from Rome’s Stadio Olimpico kicks-off at 12.30pm with former Irish winger Luke Fitzgerald joining John Forrest on commentary.

The NatWest 6 Nations is live and exclusive this Saturday, 17th March from 11.30am until 7.30pm on TV3 with the first half of Wales v France on 3e from 4.50pm until 5.50pm.