SKY Sports confirm TV dates

SKY Sports will show every club live by the end of Round 6 when Super League XVIII commences in February 2013. 

Live coverage of Super League XVIII on Sky Sports begins with defending champions Leeds Rhinos at home to Hull FC on Friday 1 February.

Reinforcing Sky Sports’ commitment to Rugby League, Monday night games return May in Round 15. Once again, Leeds v St. Helens will kick off ‘Extraordinary Mondays’ on Monday 20 May. Magic Weekend follows a week later in round 16 with all seven matches and fourteen clubs shown live on Sky Sports.

Sky Sports’ coverage will also feature a strong line-up of Rugby League programming including the weekly magazine show Boots ‘N’ All,  Super League Super Men, debate show Super League Back Chat and Super League Full Time, a weekly live full round-up, analysis and discussion of all the tries from the weekend on Sunday nights.

This season Sky Sports HD will broadcast over 70 matches from the Super League XVIII exclusively live and in HD, with selected 3D matches available. Subscribers can also watch live coverage online and on mobile and tablet devices via Sky Go at no extra cost. 

Super League Chief Executive Nigel Wood said: “We are delighted that live Monday night Super League action is returning to Sky Sports in 2013. Extraordinary Mondays greatly enhanced the competition in 2012 and helped showcase the excitement of Super League and the skills and athleticism of the players to a wider audience. I am sure that Extraordinary Mondays will continue to grow in popularity, among Rugby League fans and new viewers alike.”

Announcing the new season fixtures and return to the Monday night slot, Neville Smith, Executive Producer Sky Sports Rugby League said: “This is going to be a great year for Rugby League, and we’re reinforcing our commitment to its growth and popularity with over 70 live Super League games and the return of Monday nights. We’ll continue to deliver exclusive, live HD and 3D coverage, and we’ll broadcast from every stadium in the League. Alongside this, we have our fantastic stable of magazine shows, bolstered when Super League Back Chat and Super League Full Time joined the line-up last season. We’re also pleased that Sam Tomkins will continue to work with Sky Sports – watch this space!”

 

The full list of live televised fixtures for Rounds 1 – 14 on Sky Sports is:

 

FEBRUARY      

Friday 1 – ROUND 1 – Leeds v Hull FC
Saturday 2 – ROUND 1 – St. Helens v Huddersfield
Friday 8 – ROUND 2 – Wigan v Warrington      
Saturday 9 – ROUND 2 – Wakefield v Hull KR
Friday 15 – ROUND 3 – Warrington v Catalans
Saturday 16 – ROUND 3 – Bradford v Castleford
Friday 22 – World Club Challenge – Leeds v Melbourne Storm
Saturday 23 – ROUND 4 – Hull FC v Warrington                     
Sunday 24 – ROUND 4 – Salford v Hull KR

MARCH                

Friday 1 – ROUND 5 – St Helens v Leeds
Saturday 2 – ROUND 5 – Widnes v Hull FC
Friday 8 – ROUND 6 – Warrington v St. Helens
Saturday 9 – ROUND 6 – London v Hull KR
Friday 15 – ROUND 7 – Leeds v Wigan
Saturday 16 – ROUND 7 – Huddersfield v Hull FC
Friday 22 – ROUND 8 – Hull KR v Castleford
Saturday 23 – ROUND 8 – Wigan v Widnes
Thursday 28 – ROUND 9 – Leeds v Bradford
Good Friday 29 – ROUND 9 – Hull FC v Hull KR
Good Friday 29 – ROUND 9 – Wigan v St. Helens

APRIL

Easter Monday 1 – ROUND 10 – Catalans v Leeds
Friday 5 – ROUND 11 – Castleford v Huddersfield
Saturday 6 – ROUND 11 – Leeds v Warrington
Friday 12 – ROUND 12 – St. Helens v Catalans
Saturday 13 – ROUND 12 – Castleford v Widnes     
Friday 26 – ROUND 13 – Widnes v Wakefield
Saturday 27 – ROUND 13 – Salford v Castleford

MAY

Friday 3 – ROUND 14 – Bradford v Leeds
Saturday 4 – ROUND 14 – Wakefield v Catalans

 

All live Sky Sports matches from Super League XVIII kick off on Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 5:45pm and Mondays at 7:45pm unless otherwise specified and except Bank Holidays.  All matches are subject to change.

The Extraordinary Mondays schedule is as follows:

MAY

Monday 20 – ROUND 15 – Leeds v St. Helens
25 – 26 – ROUND 16 – MAGIC WEEKEND           

JUNE

Monday 3 – ROUND 17 – Huddersfield v St. Helens
Monday 10 – ROUND 18 – Salford v Wakefield
Monday 17 – ROUND 4 (rearranged) Leeds v Widnes
Monday 24 – ROUND 19 –  Warrington v Wigan

JULY

Monday 1 – ROUND 20 – Hull FC v Wakefield
Monday 8 – ROUND 21 – Wakefield v Widnes
Monday 15 – Challenge Cup Quarter Final
Monday 22 – ROUND 22 – St. Helens v Wigan

AUGUST

Monday 5 – ROUND 23 – London v Leeds

 

All fixtures scheduled after Round 15 of competition are subject to change if selected by Sky Sports for live broadcasting. Sky will announce their chosen fixture, where possible, in accordance with the following schedule.

Round 15 – Wednesday April 17
Round 17 – Wednesday May 1
Round 18 – Thursday May 9
Round 19 – Wednesday May 22
Round 20 – Wednesday may 29
Round 21 – Wednesday June 6
Round 22 – Monday July 1
Round 23 – Monday July 15
Round 24 – Monday July 22
Round 25 – Monday August 12
Round 26 – Monday August 19
Round 27 – Sunday September 1

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