WATCH LIVE Betfred League 1: Midlands Hurricanes v Cornwall RLFC

The historic first game at the Alexander Stadium is live on this page
15:00, 19 Feb 2023

Welcome to the beginning of The Sportsman’s live coverage of Betfred League 1 in 2023, and we start off with a mouthwatering prospect as the first ever rugby league match at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium is played between Midlands Hurricanes and Cornwall.

Our live coverage will begin at 2:45pm, with kick-off at 3:00pm.

Midlands are looking to back up a positive first season in Birmingham by kicking on in their new surroundings of the showpiece venue from the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Head coach Richard Squires and player-assistant coach Liam Welham will be hoping their troops can get off the mark quickly against a Cornwall team beginning their second campaign in the professional ranks.

Cornwall coach Mike Abbot has been running an eye over a number of potential new signings in the close-season, even giving a number of new rugby league converts a run in a recent practice game against London Skolars played behind closed doors in Bristol.

Sunday's match is the second of at least 20 matches set to be broadcast live on The Sportsman in 2023. You can catch the historic occasion live on this page from 2:45pm, with a simultaneous live stream on The Sportsman Rugby League YouTube channel.

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