United Rugby Championship Spot Package

The United Rugby Championship kicks off in September where four of South Africa’s elite teams will join the 12 existing Guinness PRO14 teams to form a world-class league.

RTÉ has secured the rights for live TV, radio and online coverage of 26 games featuring the Irish provinces in the league, plus additional knockout matches.

2021 Fixtures

Date Teams Kick off

  • Sat Sept 25th - Munster v Sharks at 19.35
  • Sat Oct 2nd - Dragons v Leinster at 17.15
  • Sat Oct 2nd - Munster v Stormers at 19.35
  • Sat Oct 9th - Leinster v Zebre at 13.00
  • Sun Oct 10th - Scarletts v Munster at 14.00
  • Fri Oct 15th - Ulster v Lions at 19.35
  • Sat Oct 16th - Munster v Connacht at 19.35
  • Sat Oct 23rd - Ospreys v Munster at 19.35
  • Fri Nov 26th - Connacht v Ospreys at 19.35
  • Sat Nov 27th - Leinster v Ulster at 20.00
  • Sat Dec 4th - Lions v Munster at 15.30
  • Sun Dec 26th - Munster v Leinster at 19.35


Individual Spot Costs (30” Half-Time Costs)
September €4,600
October €4,600
November €5,000
December €4,200
Total Package (1 x 30” half time spot in all 12 Matches) €50,000


RTÉ Player Package
100,000 impressions €5,000


AV T&C’s

  • PIB will incur an additional cost of 25% and the Caria must include PIB request
  • Break selectivity available at an additional 20%
  • Costs are fixed and non-reconcilable
  • Limited availability of Digital Packages
  • Digital Packages include live and VOD
  • If advertisers wish to ensure their bookings in highly demanded categories, a Caria booking must be received by RTÉ & for Digital a booking must be received via email to digital.bookings@rte.ie by 12 noon, Wednesday 8th September. RTÉ will confirm advertiser break allocation for highly demanded categories by 12 noon, Thursday 9th September
  • Full Package bookings will take priority over spot buys for individual games until Wednesday 8th September at 12 noon
  • Relevant contracted discount will be applied to TV packages/bookings and spend will contribute towards GED as per trading policy. This offer only applies to clients with run of day deals
  • Matches are subject to editorial scheduling


To discuss availability and to book your package, please contact:

Emer O'Connell emer.oconnell@rte.ie
Laura Lester laura.lester@rte.ie