Super League: Sky Sports to launch pop-up rugby league channel ahead of 2021 season

Super League: Sky Sports to launch pop-up rugby league channel ahead of 2021 season

Sky Sports Arena will become a dedicated rugby league channel for five days leading up to the opening matches of the 2021 Super League season on March 26; Classic and live matches, plus documentaries will all feature

Last Updated: 25/02/21 1:24pm


Sky Sports will be launching a pop-up rugby league channel ahead of the 2021 Super League season

Sky Sports will be launching a pop-up channel dedicated to rugby league ahead of the start of the 2021 Betfred Super League season.

Ahead of the new campaign getting underway next month, Sky Sports Arena, the channel which typically shows Super League as well as a number of other sports, will show non-stop rugby league action from Monday, March 22 to Friday, March 26 – the day of the season’s start.

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Across the week leading up to the opening games of the 2021 season, Sky Sports will be showing 40 classic rugby league games in full to get viewers up to speed for the season ahead.

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Graham Steadman’s try for Great Britain in the Test win over Australia in 1992 is among the international highlights.

Graham Steadman’s try for Great Britain in the Test win over Australia in 1992 is among the international highlights.

Featuring games from 1992 right up until last season’s Super League Grand Final, there is plenty to whet the appetite ahead of a new season.

Matches included St Helens versus Bradford Bulls from 2000, featuring the iconic ‘Wide to West’ moment, as well as the 1994 Premiership Final between Castleford and Wigan, along with some World Club Challenge games and crunching derby fixtures from years gone by.

In addition to classic matches, the dedicated channel will be showing two live NRL fixtures on Thursday and Friday before playing host to the opening two games of the 2021 Super League season, also on the Friday.

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The clash between St Helens and Bradford featuring the ‘Wide to West’ try is one of the games which will feature.

The clash between St Helens and Bradford featuring the ‘Wide to West’ try is one of the games which will feature.

There will also be a wide selection of archive content on show throughout the week, such as ‘Super League Super Men’, ‘Jamie Peacock – A Legend of League’, ‘Warriors Down Under’ and ‘Rob Burrow: The Magnificent 7’.

Rugby league fans can follow updates around the dedicated channel as well as the new Super League season using #RugbyLeagueTakeover on Sky Sports social channels.

Live Rounds 1 and 2 of 2021 Super League on Sky Sports

Friday, March 26: 6pm – St Helens vs Salford Red Devils; 8.15pm – Leigh Centurions vs Wigan Warriors.

Saturday, March 27: 15pm – Wakefield Trinity vs Leeds Rhinos; 5.15pm Catalan Dragons vs Hull Kingston Rovers.

Sunday, March 28: 12:30pm Hull FC vs Huddersfield Giants; 2.45pm – Castleford Tigers vs Warrington Wolves.

Thursday, April 1: 6pm – Wigan Warriors vs Wakefield Trinity; 8.15pm – Hull Kingston Rovers vs St Helens.

Friday, April 2: 12.45pm Warrington Wolves v Leigh Centurions; 3pm – Leeds Rhinos vs Castleford Tigers.

Saturday, April 3: 12.45pm – Salford Red Devils v Hull FC; 3pm – Huddersfield Giants vs Catalans Dragons.

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