The Women’s Super League Grand Final will be broadcast live on Sky Sports when it takes place next month.
It will be the first Women’s Super League fixture to be shown by the broadcaster.
The Grand Final will take place at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday October 11 – the night before the men’s Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford.
“We’re thrilled to make this announcement, and look forward to Sky Sports providing their usual outstanding coverage of one of the game’s newest events,” said RFL chief executive Ralph Rimmer.
“Women’s Rugby League has made rapid strides in the last couple of years, and the development of the Women’s Super League, now sponsored by Betfred, has been at the forefront of that.
“We’ve been able to tell that story through regular coverage on Our League, and this year we’ve also broadcast that Our League coverage through the Twitch platform which has taken our viewing figures beyond 200,000 for Women’s Rugby League in 2019.
“The quality of Rugby League on the pitch is attracting bigger crowds and greater media profile off it, and having the Grand Final live on Sky will be a perfect reflection of that – especially coming on the Friday night before the climax of the men’s Super League season at Old Trafford.”