With just two months to go until the NatWest Six Nations kicks off, TV3 has unveiled the line-up of its presentation team to cover the tournament.
With a successful Autumn international series in the bag, all eyes will be firmly fixed on Ireland’s performance in the Six Nations as the tournament settles in to its new home on TV3 for the next four years.
Sports broadcaster Joe Molloy has been confirmed as anchor of TV3’s coverage. Recently part of TV3’s presentation team for the UEFA European Championships 2016, Molloy has presented Newstalk’s ‘Off the Ball’ programme for the last five years.
Molloy will be joined by former Munster and Ireland legend Ronan O’Gara; Grand-slam and Triple Crown winner Shane Horgan; former Leinster captain and Heineken Cup winner Shane Jennings; and former Scotland Head Coach and Australian Rugby broadcaster, Matt Williams.
TV3’s commentary team will be headed up by 212 times capped Munster and former Irish international Alan Quinlan alongside experienced Sports and Rugby commentator Dave McIntyre.
Sinéad Kissane, TV3 Rugby Correspondent, meanwhile, will be the touchline reporter with more additions to the team to be announced.
According to TV3 Group Managing Director, Pat Kiely: “We are very excited and honoured to become the exclusive Irish broadcaster of the NatWest Six Nations. A tournament of this stature really deserves the calibre of production, presentation and punditry talent we are announcing today.
As part of the Virgin Media Group, TV3 has raised the bar over the last year and the addition of one of the highest rating events on Irish TV will help us build on this momentum and accelerate our growth into 2018.”
Joe Molloy, TV3 NatWest Six Nations anchor said: “I feel very privileged and honoured to be part of TV3’s NatWest Six Nations programming. I’m excited to be part of this great adventure with TV3 and very much look forward to working with such a great team of expert panellists.”
TV3’s coverage of the NatWest Six Nations begins on Saturday, February 3rd 2018 and it will broadcast all 15 matches.