More live Championship rugby league picks confirmed on Premier Sports

James Gordon
More Championship Premier Sports coverage confirmed

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Eight more Championship fixtures have been selected for live coverage on Premier Sports, taking the confirmed dates up to the end of July.

It includes a first showing of London Broncos this season – with their trip to Workington set to be televised on Bank Holiday Thursday June 2 (12.30pm).

The game between Newcastle and Bradford on the eve of Super League’s Magic Weekend will be shown live on Friday July 8.

The Monday games selected include a huge match between heavyweights Leigh and Featherstone on Monday June 13.

July ends with the Summer Bash at Headingley, where all seven ties will be shown live on Premier Sports.

Who has been shown the most?

Leigh are the most selected team this season – they will have been shown six times by the end of July, not including cup or Summer Bash games.

Featherstone will have been shown five times, with Bradford, Widnes and York on four times apiece.

The other clubs have been selected: Barrow, Halifax (three), Batley, Newcastle, Whitehaven, Workington (two) and Dewsbury, Sheffield and London (one).

Sheffield will be shown live for the first time in May, when they plan to open their new look Olympic Legacy Park Stadium at home to Widnes.

Previously confirmed dates

  • Monday April 4th – Newcastle Thunder v Widnes Vikings (7.45pm)
  • April 17th (Easter Sunday) – Whitehaven v Workington Town (7pm)
  • Monday April 25th – Bradford Bulls v Featherstone Rovers (7.45pm)
  • Mon May 2nd – Barrow Raiders v York City Knights (7.45pm)
  • Monday May 16th – Batley Bulldogs v Leigh Centurions (7.45pm)
  • Monday May 23rd – Sheffield Eagles v Widnes Vikings (7.45pm)

Newly announced dates for June/July

  • Thurs 2nd June: Workington Town v London Broncos (12.30pm)
  • Mon 6th June: Featherstone Rovers v Bradford Bulls (7.45pm)
  • Monday 13th June: Leigh Centurions v Featherstone Rovers (7.45pm)
  • Mon 27th June: Barrow Raiders v Halifax Panthers (7.45pm)
  • Fri 8th July: Newcastle Thunder v Bradford Bulls (7.45pm)
  • Mon 11th July: Halifax Panthers v York City Knights (7.45pm)
  • Monday 18th July: York City Knights v Batley Bulldogs (7.45pm)
  • Mon 25th July: Whitehaven v Leigh Centurions (7.45pm)

Betfred Championship Summer Bash, Headingley Stadium

Saturday July 30

  • 1245pm: London Broncos v Sheffield Eagles
  • 3pm: Batley Bulldogs v Dewsbury Rams
  • 5.15pm: Bradford Bulls v Halifax Panthers
  • 7.30pm: Featherstone Rovers v Leigh Centurions

Sunday July 31

  • 1.45pm: Barrow Raiders v Widnes Vikings
  • 4pm: Whitehaven v Workington Town
  • 6.15pm: Newcastle Thunder v York City Knights

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