Channel 4 gets Super League semi-final as kick-off times revealed for play-off games

The 2022 Super League season has been one to remember.

Whether that’s for good or bad reasons depends on the angle that you take. For example, the spate of red and yellow cards and bans distributed throughout the season has left many great Super League players on the sidelines looking on for a considerable length of time.

The number of injuries has also been a worrying feature, with ACL issues becoming more commonplace as the speed of the game also increases due to the presence of the six again rule and the increasing length of time the ball is now in play.

On the flipside, 2022 has been one to remember for some incredible reasons as well, not least the devastating skill displayed by the likes of Wigan Warriors pair Jai Field and Bevan French whilst players go to the extra lengths in order to be fit and ready for what promises to be the best World Cup in history at the end of the year.

But, the biggest positive to come out of 2022 has been Channel 4’s access to Super League and the magnificent viewing figures that the terrestrial broadcaster has been able to bring in in such a short space of time.

With numbers ranging from a quarter of a million to three quarters of a million in each broadcasted game from Leeds Rhinos’ fixture against the Warrington Wolves in round one to St Helens’ home fixture against the Castleford Tigers, Channel 4 has been a breath of fresh air.

Now, Channel 4 will be given its chance to shine on the play-off stage with a fixture on September 10 as well as September 17.

However, some people may not know that the fixture due for broadcast on September 17 will be one of the Super League semi-finals!

And, on both Saturdays, the games will be broadcast from 12.30pm on Channel 4 with kick-off due for 1pm, though Sky Sports will get the first pick on both weekends.

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