The three final Super League games to be broadcast on Channel 4 after St Helens-Castleford Tigers success

If there has ever been something to praise in the rugby league world in 2022, it is the brilliance of Channel 4’s rugby league coverage.

From a fresh new punditry team in the shape of Adam Hills and Helen Skelton and superb hosts such as Danika Priim and Leon Pryce, the coverage has been loved by all those have decided to drop in and watch.

And, the numbers have been superb; Leeds Rhinos’ home game against Warrington Wolves in round one drew in three quarters of a million and though this number has dropped, the amount is still comfortably well into six figures.

Wind the clock forward a number of months and Channel 4’s coverage of Castleford Tigers’ visit to St Helens still hit over quarter of a million viewers, which, when considering it was broadcast on a Sunday in primetime holiday season alongside the Commonwealth Games, is an incredible achievement.

Channel 4’s next coverage of course sees Huddersfield Giants boss Ian Watson taking his side to the AJ Bell Stadium where he will take on former side the Salford Red Devils.

That game will be broadcast live on the terrestrial channel this Saturday (13 August) from 12.30pm with a 1pm kick-off.

At the beginning of the year, Channel 4 only gained access to ten Super League games – including play-off matches – but there has been a great deal of noise surrounding the desire to increase that from 2023.

Channel 4’s Super League coverage will not stop at the regular season, however, with two play-off games also confirmed to sink your teeth into in September.

Saturday 10th September will host one Super League play-off with the time yet to be confirmed as 3rd takes on 6th or 4th goes up against 5th.

‚ÄčThen, the second week of the play-offs will be held on Saturday 17th September as 1st takes on the lowest-ranked side or 2nd does battle against the highest-ranked side with Sky having first choice.

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