Challenge Cup rematch selected for coverage; Wigan Warriors to feature on Sky Sports during Round 23 

Josh McAllister
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Leigh Leopards will feature on Sky Sports during Super League Round 22 and Round 23. Photo by PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo.

The Super League rematch of this year’s Challenge Cup final has been selected for Sky Sports coverage between Hull KR and Leigh later this month.

The Robins host Adrian Lam’s side on Friday, August 25, in Round 23 with that weekend’s coverage now fully confirmed.

The two sides will meet at Wembley Stadium this Saturday, August 12, as part of a triple-header day in the capital alongside the Women’s Challenge Cup final and 1895 Cup final.

Meanwhile, Wigan’s trip to Perpignan to face Super League leaders Catalans Dragons has already been selected by Sky Sports on Saturday, August 26, with a 6pm BST kick-off.

Matt Peet’s Warriors currently sit second on the table on 28 points, while Steve McNamara’s side have claimed 32 so far this season.

Sky Sports’ coverage returns after this weekend’s Challenge Cup action with two Round 22 fixtures, including the relegation battle between Wakefield and Castleford at Belle Vue.

Only points difference separates the two sides at the bottom of the Super League table, with eight wins and 34 defeats between them.

The Tigers fell to the foot of the table following the defeat to Ian Watson’s side on Friday, before points difference saw Wakefield return to the bottom following their 42-4 loss to Hull FC at the MKM Stadium in Round 21 on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Leopards will feature again on Saturday, August 19, for their home clash with Catalans Dragons at the Leigh Sports Village with a 3:00pm kick-off.

Round 22

Friday August 18 – Wakefield Trinity v Castleford Tigers

Saturday August 19 – Leigh Leopards v Catalans Dragons (3pm)

Round 23

Friday August 25 – Hull KR v Leigh Leopards

Saturday August 26 – Catalans Dragons v Wigan Warriors (6pm BST)

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