Sky Sports has continued its commitment to the Betfred Super League by announcing that they will show the Wheelchair Super League Grand Final for the first time between Leeds Rhinos and Leyland Warriors on September 19.
That means that Sky will show three Super League Grand Finals – Men’s, Women’s and Wheelchair – this autumn as rugby league takes centre stage for sports fans up and down the country.
The good news for fans of the sport is that Sky are expanding their coverage of the Betfred Women’s Super League and will also show the semi-finals for the first time. The Totally Wicked Stadium will host a double header of matches on Sunday September 26, both broadcast on Sky Sports, ahead of the much-anticipated Grand Final at Headingley on Sunday October 10.
“We are thrilled that Sky Sports will be increasing their coverage of the Betfred Women’s Super League, and showing Wheelchair Rugby League for the first time, this autumn,” Ralph Rimmer, Chief Executive of the Rugby Football League, says.
“Wheelchair Rugby League is a thrilling spectacle in the flesh and perfect for television, and it’s fantastic that Sky Sports will be showcasing the Grand Final to a wider audience.
“It was a huge step forward for Women’s Rugby League when Sky showed the Betfred Women’s Super League Grand Final live for the first time in 2019, when Leeds Rhinos beat Castleford Tigers the night before the Men’s Grand Final at Old Trafford.
“Already this year Sky have covered a Women’s international for the first time when England beat Wales in June, and their regular weekly highlights coverage has been another significant step forward for the Betfred Women's Super League. Providing live coverage of the semi-finals as well as the Grand Final on October 10 is another major boost for the Women’s game.”
If you want to watch, the Wheelchair Super League Grand Final will make its Sky Sports debut on Sunday September 19 at 3.15pm from Gillingham with the show starting at 3pm on Sky Sports Arena. Treble-chasing Leeds Rhinos face a dangerous Leyland Warriors side but the Rhinos are favourites, having finished top of the league at the end of the regular season and last month defeated Halifax to win the Betfred Challenge Cup.
There’s so much rugby league action coming to your television screens that you shouldn’t miss a moment!