Presenter confirmed for Premier Sports Championship coverage

Emma Jones will host Premier Sports' Championship coverage this season
Emma Jones will host Premier Sports' Championship coverage this season

Emma Jones will present Championship games on Premier Sports every Monday night, with York-Featherstone being the first game televised next week.

Regular league-wide live coverage of the Championship returns to TV screens for the first time since 2013 thanks to Premier Sports. The Rugby Football League has signed a two-year broadcast partnership with Premier Sports.

Under the partnership, Premier Sports will show live coverage from the start oft he Championship season to the play-offs – including every match of the Summer Bash at Headingley.

With one game from every regular round, more tan 30 Championship matches will be shown in 2022.

The deal with Premier Sports also includes coverage of seven Challenge Cup ties through spring. The broadcaster partner will secure secondary rights to the competition – including two of the quarter-finals.

Jones will host her first match on Monday, when ambitious club York welcome title favourites Featherstone to the LNER Community Stadium.

Jones tweeted: “Buzzing to announce that I’ll be covering RFL Championship games for Premier Sports every Monday this season! I can’t wait to get cracking.”

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Premier Sports delighted to be covering rugby league again

Premier Sports founder Michael O’Rourke said: “We are delighted to be covering the rugby league Championship once again and taking coverage to another level withT the pick of each round’s fixtures on a Monday night.

“We look forward to bringing viewers a terrific line-up of top presenters and pundits to review each weekend’s talking points before showcasing the game of the round live.

“We believe this, alongside Challenge Cup matches, the Summer Bash and the Million Pound Game, will come together to make a really strong offering for rugby league supporters.”

The list of Monday night rugby league Championship fixtures live on TV

Widnes and Leigh are the most selected sides in the first 11 fixtures.

January:

York v Featherstone (31st)

February:

Featherstone v Leigh (7th)

Leigh v Bradford (14th)

Dewsbury v Widnes (21st)

March:

Widnes v Barrow (7th)

Halifax v Leigh (21st)

April:

Newcastle v Widnes (4th)

Whitehaven v Workington (Sunday 17th)

Bradford v Featherstone (25th)

May:

Barrow v York (2nd)

Batley v Leigh (16th)

Sheffield v Widnes (23rd)

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