RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League Magic Weekend 2013 – Live on Sky Sports

May 20, 2013

Rugby League fans rejoice as the Super League Magic Weekend returns to Manchester’s Etihad Stadium this weekend (May 25-26).

All seven games will be showcased live on Sky Sports with current league leaders Wigan looking to extend their advantage at the top of the table when they face the champions Leeds, in arguably the stand-out game of the weekend.

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RUGBY LEAGUE: BBC and Premier Sports share 2013 Rugby League World Cup rights

April 10, 2013

BBC Sport and Premier Sports will share the rights to broadcast live coverage of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup to be held this Autumn across England and Wales.

The BBC will screen extensive free-to-air television coverage of the 2013 tournament, including live games and regular highlights. The corporation has also secured the rights to the 2017 World Cup (host TBC), plus TV coverage of the 2014 and 2016 Four Nations tournaments.

Subscription channel Premier Sports will screen all 28 games live from the 2013 tournament, which kicks off on Saturday, October 26 and represents the biggest international sporting event taking place in the UK during 2013.


RUGBY LEAGUE: BBC’s Super League Show returns for 2013 season

January 30, 2013

The Super League Show, terrestrial television’s only weekly rugby league programme, returns to BBC TV for its fourteenth season on Monday, February 4.

On air throughout the regular season, the programme will feature highlights and interviews from the weekend’s Super League fixtures every Monday night on BBC One in the North of England at 11.35pm.

It will also feature the game’s top players, plus comment on the week’s topical issues, both on and off the pitch, from our regular studio pundits.  

The programme will also continue to be repeated across the UK on BBC Two but in a new daytime slot of 1.30pm on Tuesday afternoons, moving from its former late-night graveyard slot.

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RUGBY LEAGUE: Sky Sports announces live Super League XVIII games

November 19, 2012

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

Up to two live games will be broadcast each weekend during the regular season, and every club will be featured live by the end of Round six when Super League XVIII commences in February 2013.

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RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League Grand Final 2012 – Warrington v Leeds – Live on Sky Sports

October 2, 2012

The 2012 Stobart Super League champions will be crowned on Saturday night and Sky Sports cameras will be at Old Trafford as Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos battle it out for supremacy.

Defending champions Leeds booked their place in a fifth Grand Final in six years following play-off victories over Wakefield, Catalan and Wigan, while Warrington are 80 minutes away from the elusive double having beaten the Rhinos at Wembley in August’s Challenge Cup final.

Sky Sports will have all the action of the grand finale to the domestic rugby league season exclusively live, with terrestrial highlights on BBC Two and live radio commentary on BBC 5 live.

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RUGBY LEAGUE: Championships Finals Day 2012 – Live on Premier Sports Extra

September 25, 2012

Premier Sports will broadcast exclusive coverage of the finale to the 2012 Co-operative Championship season.

Live coverage of both the RFL Championship and Championship One grand finals will be shown on Premier Sports Extra this Sunday, forming part of the channel’s Super Sunday Finals Day line-up.

A bumper six-hour celebration of Rugby League gets underway at 1pm, with the full Premier Sports on-screen team of Dave Woods, Ian Ramsdale, Natalie Quirk and Brian Noble guiding viewers through the day’s events.

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RUGBY LEAGUE: BBC to broadcast Autumn International Triangular Series

September 24, 2012

The Rugby Football League (RFL) have agreed a broadcast deal with the BBC for live coverage of all four matches of the 2012 Autumn International Series.

Featuring England, France and Wales, the series provides an opportunity for all three competing nations to hone their preparations for Rugby League World Cup 2013 and will feature the best Rugby League players from the domestic competitions of Europe and Australia.

With the Four Nations tournament being rested until after the 2013 World Cup, the BBC have stepped in to secure the TV rights to this one-off triangular series after Sky reportedly declined to cover it.

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