Sky Sports, the Betfred Super League broadcast partner, has announced a pop-up channel dedicated to the sport of Rugby League

Five days dedicated solely to Rugby League

Featuring classic matches, live NRL and Rugby League documentaries

Building up to a new season exclusively live on Sky Sports


Ahead of the new season getting underway on the 26th March, Sky Sports Arena – the channel that typically shows Rugby League as well as a number of other sports – will show non-stop Rugby League action from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th March.

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. Featuring games from 1992 right up until last season’s Super League Grand Final, there’s plenty to whet the appetite ahead of a new season, such as St Helens vs Bradford (2000), featuring the iconic ‘Wide to West’ moment as well as the 1994 Premiership Final between Castleford and Wigan as well as some of the World Club Challenges and some 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.

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.

The Panthers will feature during the takeover not once but twice so keep an eye out for the classic encounters.


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