Last week saw plenty of fantastic Rugby League action play out on our screens, and this week is no different. The Battle of the Borough, one of the biggest rivalries in the game and a repeat of a Challenge Cup semi-final will all feature on the box this week. There is also plenty of action from Australia to entertain us.
Here’s how you can catch all the action:
Thursday 27th July
Brisbane Broncos v Gold Coast Titans- 8:40am Sky Sports Arena
Huddersfield Giants v Hull FC- 8:00pm Sky Sports Arena
The NRLW kicks off the action this week as the Broncos face the Titans, however our focus in the UK will be on the John Smiths as the Giants welcome Hull FC. This game has huge implications for both sides; a Giants win could not only see them put more space between themselves and Castleford at the bottom, but they could start looking up the table and possibly even start a late charge for the playoffs. Hull FC will be looking to leapfrog Leeds Rhinos, as a win on Thursday would pull them level on points with Salford and Hull KR.
Friday 28th July
Melbourne Storm v Parramatta Eels- 11:00am Sky Sports Mix
St Helens v York Valkyrie- 5:30pmSky Sports Action
St Helens v Leeds Rhinos- 8:00pm Sky Sports Action
We again travel down under on Friday morning, as the days play starts with the NRL . Joey Lussick could feature for the Eels this week as they take on the Storm; however all eyes will be on the Totally Wicked Stadium in the evening. First up is a repeat of last weeks Women’s Challenge Cup semi-final, as the Saints face York. The Valkyrie will be out for revenge after a late drop goal saw the Red Vee secure their spot at Wembley. After this, Lussick’s former employers take on the Rhinos in one of the sports biggest grudge matches. The previous games between the sides this season have gone to the wire. A late Blake Austin drop goal was needed in March as the Rhinos downed the champions at home, and more recently Lewis Dodd secured a win in Golden Point for the Saints; but could the third game see more drama? This also has huge implications on the race for the top six, so is definitely not one to be missed.
Saturday 29th July
Canberra Raiders v Sydney Roosters- 3:50am Sky Sports Arena
St George Illawarra v Parramatta Eels- 6:10am Sky Sports Mix
Wigan Warriors v Leigh Leopards- 1:00pm Channel 4
The NRLW comes to the fore again on Saturday morning, with two games to kickstart our weekend. Closer to home though, the Battle of the Borough will be the focus of everyone’s attention on Saturday afternoon. This is a massive game for the Cherry and Whites; not only are local bragging rights on the line, but a chance to bounce back after last weekend’s heartbreak at Headingley in the Challenge Cup semi-final. The Leopards saw a different result at the Halliwell Jones though as they secured their place in the showpiece event. They will be bouncing off the walls this week, and that could guide them to victory on Saturday. It promises to be an epic at the DW.
Sunday 30th July
Newcastle Knights v North Queensland Cowboys- 3:00am Sky Sports Arena
Wests Tigers v Cronulla Sharks- 4:50am Sky Sports Arena
Canterbury Bulldogs v The Dolphins- 5:00am Sky Sports Action
Gold Coast Titans v North Queensland Cowboys- 7:05am Sky Sports Mix
There are four games from Down Under to wrap up our weekend. Two NRLW games kick off the action on Sunday as the Knights face the Cowboys, and then the Tigers face the Sharks. Our attention then turns to the NRL, as the Bulldogs face the Dolphins, and to close out the weekend’s Rugby League action the Titans face the Cowboys.
Monday 31st July
Bradford Bulls v Barrow Raiders – 7:45pm Viaplay Sports 1
As the working week begins, there is an extra slice of Rugby League as Bradford take on Barrow in the Championship. The Raiders gave table toppers Featherstone a scare last time out, meanwhile Bradford put Whitehaven to the sword; so this game should be a great watch.
**All NRL games are available on the streaming service Watch NRL**
All information cited from Rugby League on TV