BBC One to broadcast 5 hour 40 minute-long coverage of rugby league during World Cup Finals day

We have been spoilt with rugby league coverage on TV for the last month and that is set to continue.

As the mens, womens and wheelchair tournaments enter the crucial final stages, we are set to be treated with more consistent coverage of the greatest game over a short period than we have ever seen before.

Following the conclusion of the group stages of all three tournaments over the coming days, Australia’s mouth-watering semi-final against New Zealand at Elland Road in the men’s competition kick starts the coverage this Friday at 7pm on BBC Two (kick-off 7.45pm).

That is followed on Saturday as England take on Samoa on BBC One at 1.45pm (kick-off 2.30pm).

Then on Sunday BBC Two will cover both wheelchair semi-finals after originally planning to show only one on the main channel with the other on iPlayer. BBC Two now airs coverage of both games from 11.45am to 4.40pm.

The women’s semi-finals then take centre stage on Monday with the first semi-final on BBC iPlayer at 4.30pm (kick-off 5pm) before the second semi-final is show live on BBC Two from 7pm (kick-off 7.30pm).

Fast forward to Friday and the wheelchair final will be shown live on BBC Two from 7pm with the match starting at 7.30pm.

Saturday will then see both the men and women play their finals in what is set to be a day of rugby league on the BBC.

BBC One will air the women’s final from (kick-off 1.15pm) and men’s final (kick-off 4pm) in a broadcast lasting 5 hours 40 minutes.

The coverage will run from 12.45pm to 6.25pm on Saturday 19th November.

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