Championship games to be available on pay per view as first round details confirmed

Fans will be able to watch Championship games on pay per view, with first round details being confirmed.

The Championship kicks off over the Easter weekend, with all seven fixtures in the opening round being available to watch through Our League.

There will be a triple header on Easter Sunday, as Our League streams three consecutive Championship fixtures from 12:45pm to 7pm – Sheffield-Bradford, Halifax-London Broncos and Newcastle Thunder-Widnes.

With early season fixtures expected to be played behind closed doors, all Our League games will be free to the season ticket holders of the home club, with early bird offers for all other supporters meaning fans can watch games for £4.95 – as well as day and weekend passes.

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The Championship campaign will begin on Good Friday with Oldham and Swinton renewing their traditional Easter rivalry (5:15pm), followed by a West Yorkshire battle between Featherstone and Batley (7:30pm).

There are two more games on Easter Saturday, as York host Toulouse (5:15pm) before Dewsbury take on Whitehaven for the second time in a fortnight (7:30pm).

With the three remaining games on Easter Sunday, there will be no clashes with the Super League programme over that weekend, meaning fans can watch more matches over Easter than ever.

Detailed arrangements for further rounds of the Championship in April will be delayed until there is further clarity on the timetable for the return of fans to grounds.

Championship round one: 

Good Friday, April 2

Oldham v Swinton (5:15pm), Featherstone v Batley (7:30pm).

Easter Saturday, April 3

York v Toulouse (5:15pm), Dewsbury v Whitehaven (7:30pm).

Easter Sunday, April 4

Sheffield v Bradford (12:45pm, Keepmoat Stadium), Halifax v London Broncos (3pm), Newcastle Thunder v Widnes (5:15pm).

All 7 matches live on Our League, free to home season ticket holders, otherwise Pay Per View.

How can we watch?

Matches played behind closed doors in the Challenge Cup first round and round one of the Championship will be available to watch either through Betfred, BBC or through Our League.

Our League fixtures will be free to season ticket holders of the home club. Season ticket holders will receive their access codes ahead of the first fixture directly from their club.

Other rugby league fans – including supporters of the away club – will be able to secure the live coverage for an early bird price of £4.95, which increases to £10 on the day of the match.

A day pass will cost £15 and secure live coverage of all fixtures on a given day (for example four Challenge Cup ties on Saturday, March 20).

A weekend pass will cost £20 and secure live coverage of all the matches being shown on Our League in a full round (for example five of the eight Challenge Cup ties on March 20-21, and all seven matches in round one of the Championship from April 2-4).

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