RTÉ Radio has signed a three-year extension to cover the European Rugby Champions Cup until the end of the 2019-2020 season.

This season's Champions Cup kicks off on Friday, 13 October when Ulster take on Wasps at the Kingspan Stadium. It's the first of two games that will be covered live on RTÉ Radio, with Leinster's home clash against Montpellier the following day also live and exclusive on the station.

RTÉ Group Head of Sport, Ryle Nugent, said: "We are delighted to continue our relationship with Europe's premium rugby tournament. RTÉ Radio is looking forward to bringing expert commentary and analysis with Michael Corcoran and panellists including Donal Lenihan, Shane Byrne, Paddy Wallace and James Downey over the coming season.

"Coverage will be on both RTÉ Radio 1 and 2FM and listeners can expect an exciting tournament in the months ahead."

Newstalk have also been granted broadcasting rights in Ireland to cover the European Cup.