Fans really struggled with ITV's commentary for Ireland vs Italy
If you were watching the Ireland v Italy Six Nations clash on TV3, you made the right choice.
While BBC provided the alternative coverage for the tournament opener against France, ITV were in charge of showing the second game against Italy.
This was a bad thing for rugby folk, who expect a certain standard of commentary. This is the premier international tournament in the Northern Hemisphere, they want the analysis to reflect that. Unfortunately, the majority felt that ITV's effort on Saturday fell well short of the mark.
At first glance, it appeared as though the complaints were a tad overblown. Some fans took issue with the number of ads, something that BBC's coverage doesn't have. Others simply found the presenter's voice annoying.
Whoever that is commentating on the Irish game on ITV just hand the mic to someone else mate you’ve got the most annoying voice I’ve ever heard
— Matthew McCaw (@McCawMatthew) February 10, 2018
Oh god the ITV commentary. #IREvITA
— Kate Shaw (@kes1981) February 10, 2018
— Damian Powell (@thedamianpowell) February 10, 2018
...just kept piling up! When there are so many complaints, surely it's not the viewers who are wrong.
— Gareth Tancred (@GTancred) February 10, 2018
— Dermot Keaney (@dermot110) February 10, 2018
— Jeni Jones (@jenijones40) February 10, 2018
— Blood & Mud Rugby Podcast (@bloodandmud) February 10, 2018