It is time for Super League to emulate rugby union with TV coverage

After breaking new ground with the first pay-per-view streamed match back in March, the upcoming fixture between Hull FC and Salford will once again be streamed live on the OurLeague app.

The Black & Whites travel to take on Paul Rowley’s side in Betfred Super League Round 13 action on Sunday 28th May, with supporters unable to make it to the match able to watch from home.

FC will be aiming to continue their fine form next weekend and make it four league wins in a row having recorded wins over Huddersfield, Wigan and Wakefield in the last month.

Six-camera coverage will again be provided by In Touch Productions, led by Neville Smith, who drove Sky Sports’ pioneering coverage of Rugby League in the UK for two decades – and allowing the appointment of a video referee.

Fraser Dainton will be the commentator with RL legend Adrian Morley returning to home territory in Salford as the expert summariser.

Fans at home and abroad will be able to buy a live streaming pass for £4.95 in advance of the game – increasing to £10 on the day of the match.

Our League was launched by the RFL in late 2017 as a free membership scheme for Rugby League supporters, and now has well over 250,000 members. It has offered content including Cup draws and live coverage of a wide range of matches including England men’s and women’s internationals.

RL Commercial said earlier this season that this was something the sport was interested in doing more of.

Perhaps it is time for the sport to emulate the Rugby Union Premiership.

They provide monthly passes to allow fans to watch games.

For a match pass they charged £4.99, for a round pass it is just £6.99 whilst a season pass is £99.99.

If we could get every game streamed on OurLeague, perhaps the RFL could look at something like this.

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