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TG4 to show first ever inter-hemisphere champions match as Munster host Crusaders



TG4 is thrilled to announce that it will air the highly anticipated clash between URC Champions Munster and Super Rugby Champions Crusaders live from Páirc Uí Chaoimh. This historic event will mark the first-ever meeting between the winners of Super Rugby and the URC, and fans can enjoy the action free-to-air on TG4.

Taking place on Saturday, February 3rd, this world-class match will captivate rugby enthusiasts worldwide. TG4 is proud to exclusively bring this extraordinary event to viewers across the globe via the TG4 Player and TG4 App, with the exception of New Zealand. This unprecedented clash promises to be an exhilarating showdown between two fierce champions, providing an unforgettable showcase of skill, determination, and passion for the sport.

TG4’s comprehensive coverage of Munster v Crusaders will commence at 16:30 on February 3rd. Viewers can anticipate a thrilling atmosphere and unparalleled expertise as TG4’s expert commentators and analysts guide them through every exhilarating moment of this landmark encounter.

David Kavanagh, Head of Commercial at Munster Rugby said, “We are delighted to have the Crusaders game live on terrestrial television. Once again, as we take on a major touring side, the game will be available to view in all households across the country and further afield. It’s also particularly gratifying to have the game on TG4, given their commitment to the URC and Munster Rugby and their excellent rugby coverage over many years. It promises to be a great event!”

TG4’s Rugbaí Beo led by presenter Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill with Garry Mac Donncha, Eoghan O Neachtain and Eamonn Molloy, is produced by Iris Productions. The Galway based production company spearheaded many innovations in their previous rugby coverage on TG4, including behind-the-scenes referee briefings and audio-snoops on coaches and players. NEP Ireland will provide OB facilities.

TG4 welcomes rugby enthusiasts, both die-hard fans and casual viewers alike, to join in the excitement and witness the clash of titans between URC Champions Munster and Super Rugby Champions Crusaders. This monumental matchup promises to be a historic occasion in the world of rugby and will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on all those who tune in.

TG4’s live coverage will be sponsored by Pinergy.


Media Contact in TG4:
Shane Walsh | Eagarthóir Margaíochta Spóirt |

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