We’re about to witness a historic weekend of rugby league. Not only is State of Origin about to step up a notch as Game II unfolds, but for the first time ever England will be taking on the Combined Nations All Stars as they gear up towards the World Cup.
On top of that, some women’s rugby is also set to hit our screens as the Women’s State of Origin and a battle between England and Wales is brought to us by Sky.
But also, keeping you on your toes, there’s more mouth-watering Super League action to keep you occupied. So, without any further ado, here’s every game you can watch on TV this week.
19:00 Sky Sports Arena – Warrington Wolves v Leigh Centurions
For the second time this season Warrington-Leigh do battle. Both sides are in very different places since they last met. The Wolves come into the game after vanquishing Champions St Helens whilst Leigh are under the control of a new coach as they look for a first win of the year. Having conceded 64 points last week, it’ll be a tough job for Leigh to contain the league’s best attack.
10:30 Sky Sports Arena, Sky Sports Mix – Women’s State of Origin
After losing for the first time ever to Queensland last year, New South Wales will be looking for revenge on Friday. The Blues are after a third State of Origin victory whilst Queensland will be hoping to replicate New South Wales in 2018 and 2019 and achieve back-to-back titles.
17:30 Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Arena, Sky Sports Mix – England Women v Wales Women
Following in the footsteps of their Australian cousins, the women on these shores take centre stage as Sky broadcasts the first live women’s international in this country. England will go into it as heavy favourites but don’t count Wales out. It should be a great occasion.
20:00 Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Arena, Sky Sports Mix – England v Combined Nations All Stars
The same could be said of this intriguing battle. Shaun Wane takes control over his first international as he and his England side get ready for the World Cup. It’ll be a tough challenge against the Combined Nations side. The result may well be in doubt at this moment in time, but the quality that’ll be on show cannot be doubted as Super League’s best players do battle.
12:30 BBC Red Button – England Wheelchair v Wales Wheelchair
England and Wales’ Wheelchair sides continue their preparations ahead of the World Cup as they go head-to-head at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. It’s bound to whet the appetite ahead of the most anticipated competition in the sport’s history and a chance to catch a glimpse of some of the stars, including England veteran James Simpson and up-and-coming Leeds youngster Tom Halliwell, who has been appointed captain for Saturday.
10:00 Sky Sports Arena – State of Origin Game II
The weekend concludes with one of the biggest games of the season. New South Wales can reclaim the trophy with victory avenging their shock defeat last year. For the likes of Nathan Cleary, it’s a chance to re-write the wrongs of yesteryear and prove he can deliver when the pressure is on as he gets over State of Origin and Grand Final defeat last season. Meanwhile, Queensland are desperate for a win to keep the series alive.