We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

7 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 07:00 | 26/7/16

RFU oppose Six Nations changes


The English Rugby Football Union are not in favour of moving the Six Nations Championship from its traditional February-March slot.

New World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont is keen to create a global calendar and has intimated that the Six Nations could be moved to a later point in the year.

RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie, however, is against altering the international season and has warned the RFU would oppose any changes.

"The Six Nations, as far as the date in the calendar is concerned, works well," Ritchie told BBC Radio 4.

"As far as we're concerned we have a great TV deal and we have stadia that are filled for every game. Why would you want to change something that works really well? So I can't see there being any significant move in that.

"And I think as well that the autumn internationals work terribly well for us as well. It's early days yet, but it's going to be an interesting few months on the global calendar discussions."

The international calendar is full until the 2019 Rugby World Cup and officials are due to meet in the coming months to discuss proposed changes to the schedule.

"There have been a number of preliminary discussions about the global season. We've obviously had some talks about how we see the English situation and it's early days," Ritchie added.

"It's a priority moving on. You've always got to have some elements of flexibility in an eight-year deal."


Cullen blames indiscipline for Leinster defeat to Cheetahs

10:50 | Today

Leinster coach Leo Cullen has pinpointed his side’s indiscipline as pivotal to their 38-19 defeat to the Cheetahs in their Pro14 clash in Bloemfontein.


Lack of physicality cost Connacht against Cardiff, says Muldoon

17:47 | Today

Connacht slumped to a second Pro14 defeat of the season as they were beaten by Cardiff Blues 17-15 at the Sportsground.


NZ will regret Aki decision, says Henshaw

10:14 | 22/9/17

Robbie Henshaw believes New Zealand "made a mistake" in allowing Connacht centre Bundee Aki to declare for Ireland.


Scannell starts for Munster

14:56 | 21/9/17

Munster inside centre Rory Scannell will make his first start of the season in Friday's Pro 14 match against Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun Stadium.


O'Brien slams Lions' coaching team

09:11 | 21/9/17

Sean O'Brien has blamed head coach Warren Gatland and his staff for the British and Irish Lions' failure to beat New Zealand this summer.


What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 7 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.