Sky Sports to televise three double headers
Sky Sports have confirmed that three double headers from the men’s and women’s Super League will be televised live this season.
The two competitions, as well as the Wheelchair Super League, were launched at a special event in Manchester.
All three Grand Finals will once again be broadcast live by Sky Sports.
There is heightened interest in the wheelchair game following England’s thrilling World Cup final victory over France at Manchester Central.
The new season gets underway in April, with Leeds and Halifax favourites to reach the Grand Final.
As well as the three regular season matches and the Grand Final, Sky Sports will broadcast the play-offs from the Women’s Super League.
There will be 66 live matches shown live throughout the year, starting with the men’s Super League opener between Warrington and Leeds next Thursday.
The first double header to be shown will be on Easter Sunday, when Leeds take on York at Headingley followed by the men’s clash between the Rhinos and Huddersfield.
Another double header between Leeds and St Helens at Headingley will follow on May 26, before the reverse fixture for the men’s is preceded by St Helens and York women at the Totally Wicked Stadium on July 28.
June Fairhurst, Senior Producer, Sky Sports, said: “It’s great to see both the Women’s and Wheelchair Super League competitions included at the season launch and it is testament to the progress the sport is seeing.
“At Sky Sports we look forward to showcasing more of the best that the sport has to offer in both Women’s and Wheelchair Super League, and hope more people will be inspired to pick up a ball by our coverage of these competitions.”
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