Television coverage confirmed for 1895 Cup final

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Both the BBC and Premier Sports will broadcast this Saturday’s 1895 Cup final live from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Leigh and Featherstone will face off for the third AB Sundecks 1895 Cup final.

The final kicks off at midday ahead of the Challenge Cup final between Huddersfield and Wigan.

The Championship clash will be shown live on BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website and BBC Broadcast Red Button, and also worldwide on bbc.com.

For the first time, the final will also be available to Premier Sports subscribers. It will be an extension of their regular Monday Night coverage of the Championship. 

Featherstone will be defending the Cup which they won at Wembley last year, beating York City Knights in a 41-34 thriller.

They are unbeaten in 2022 following the appointment of the former Leeds Rhinos and Toronto Wolfpack coach Brian McDermott and the signing of a number of star players including the Samoa centre Joey Leilua.

1895 Cup final set for more coverage than ever

Mark Foster, the RFL’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “This will be the third AB Sundecks 1895 Cup Final. We are delighted it will reach a wider audience than ever through BBC Sport and Premier Sports.

“The BBC have covered each of the previous two finals. And will again provide superb exposure for the two leading clubs in the Betfred Championship, each with a passionate fanbase and playing some superb Rugby League.

“The regular Monday Night coverage of the Betfred Championship on Premier Sports has been a big hit already in 2022. We are pleased that Premier will be able to add coverage of the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup Final.”

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About Josh McAllister 1531 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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