Hull KR boss Tony Smith has his say on Channel 4’s coverage of Super League

Channel 4’s coverage of Super League so far in 2022 has been a revelation.

On national television at midday on a Saturday has opened the sport up to a new audience – and the viewing figures have certainly followed.

Meanwhile, Hull KR will make their Channel 4 debut on May 21 against the Catalans Dragons and head coach Tony Smith cannot wait to show the world what his side can do.

“It will be a big day for the club, we had a sell out the other day and that was a big day too,” Smith said.

“Getting on national TV is great for our sport and certainly great for our club and brand and the experience as well.

“Hopefully we are good for that as well and a good advertisement for rugby league – it’ll be great for our club to get more exposure.”

Smith was also keen to stress that other supporters have commended the way his side plays.

“People tell me they like watching Hull KR and it’s people from other clubs and other supporters who say they like us.

“When teams are pleasurable to watch I think they are good advertisements and hopefully we can be that.

“It doesn’t mean we are going to win in each of those games but having good exposure to entertainment is great for our sport and doing that on a national broadcasting level is great for the game.”

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