Premier Sports TV clash between Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils will now be on a different channel

The Premier Sports clash between Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils will now have its coverage start earlier – and on a different channel.

The highly-anticipated Challenge Cup fixture will still take place on Friday night, but instead of being on Premier Sports 2, the game will take place on Premier Sports 1.

And, instead of being broadcast live at 7:15pm, the program will now start at 7pm.

Meanwhile, the semi-finals of the Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup will be shown live on the BBC’s digital platforms, including BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app.

It will be a double-header at Warrington’s Halliwell Jones Stadium on Sunday 24 April with the matches kicking off at 2.30pm and 5pm, with four sides aiming to reach the final at Leeds United’s Elland Road Stadium on Saturday 7 May.

The competition is currently at the group stage, with four groups of four teams challenging for quarter-final places. Those ties will be played on the weekend of 9/10 April.

Thomas Brindle, the RFL’s Head of Growth, stated: “This is more good news for the women’s game, and I’d like to thank Warrington Wolves and the BBC for providing both the broadcast platform and the quality of stadia to showcase the skills of some of the best players in our competitions.”

Ticket arrangements for the Halliwell Jones Stadium double-header will be announced once the semi-finalists are known. Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup Final tickets are already on sale via the RFL website. The women’s final is part of a triple-header alongside the men’s semi-finals, with all three matches to be broadcast live on the BBC.

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