Every rugby league match you can watch live on TV this week

Last weekend was an exhilarating few days of rugby packed full of amazing tries and statement wins as the league continues to take shape.

But this week focus shifts back to the Challenge Cup as the final four are trimmed down to two as we discover the duo who will battle at Wembley for the prestigious old trophy in 2021.

Sky will also bring us plenty of brilliant NRL action. So, here’s every game you can watch live this weekend.

Friday:

10:55 Sky Sports Arena – Wests Tigers v Penrith Panthers

The Tigers and Panthers are having very different seasons. Wests are floundering in 13th whilst the unbeaten Panthers are top of the league with three times as many points as Wests in the league. There seems to be no stopping Penrith as they cruise towards the NRL title but Wests will be hoping to come up with the upset with State of Origin waiting.

Saturday:

10:30 Sky Sports Arena – Melbourne Storm v Gold Coast Titans

The focus at the moment is on Penrith as they wow with their perfect start but Melbourne shouldn’t be counted out just yet. The reigning Champions sit second in the league now having lost just twice this season. However, it won’t be straight forward against a gutsy Titans side who are much better than in recent seasons.

11:00 BBC Two – St Helens Women v York City Knights Women

The Women’s Challenge Cup will find a new home on Saturday. After beating back-to-back winners Leeds in the semi-finals, St Helens will be looking to claim the crown. But it’ll be tough against a York side who have added some real quality to their side in 2021. This could be a fantastic final and will no doubt crown deserving winners.

14:00 BBC One – Hull FC v St Helens

Switching focus to the Men’s Challenge Cup, Hull FC and St Helens do battle for the second consecutive week. This time Wembley awaits the victors. Hull have had an affinity with the capital in recent years winning the cup in back-to-back seasons in 2016 and 2017. It’s a different story for a successful St Helens side. Despite dominating Super League, the Saints haven’t won the cup since 2008 when they beat semi-final opponents Hull FC in the final. They’ll go into the game as favourites but Hull won’t be easily beaten.

16:30 BBC Two – Castleford Tigers v Warrington Wolves

In the Daryl Powell derby, his current team take on his future team as both sides look to claim the other spot in the Challenge Cup Final. The Tigers have struggled in recent weeks but they’ll be hoping to send the departing Powell out on a high and a return to Wembley after defeat in 2014 will certainly help that cause. That said, the Wire are on fire at the moment and will go into the game as favourites.

Sunday:

7:00 Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Arena – Newcastle Knights v Paramatta Eels

Play-off hopefuls Newcastle take on third-placed Paramatta on Sunday. The Eels were enjoying a good season up until recently. A couple of loses have stifled their Premiership bid so a win here is vital. But a win is also important for Newcastle as they look to force their way into the top eight.

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