St Helens Women will be shown live on Sky Sports at least twice in 2023 following Super League's announcement this morning!
Three matches from the regular Betfred Women’s Super League season have been selected for live coverage, featuring the three teams who contested last year’s major finals – champions Leeds Rhinos, Challenge Cup holders St Helens, and the League Leaders’ Shield winners York, who will be known as York Valkyrie from 2023.
All three will be staged as double headers – starting with the BWSL season opener on Easter Sunday, when the Rhinos take on the Valkyrie at Headingley, before Rohan Smith’s men’s team face Huddersfield Giants in a Betfred Super League clash.
That is a followed by a Leeds v Saints double header on May 26, also at Headingley, before Saints host York at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday July 28.
As last year, Sky will also cover the Play-Offs and the BWSL Grand Final, which will be played on the weekend of October 7-8 – the week before the Men’s Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford.
More Grand Finals = more action. 😍🙌
We are pleased to announce Sky Sports will be extending their coverage of Women's Rugby League!
First on our screens, Leeds Rhinos vs York Valkyrie's – 9th April. 💪 pic.twitter.com/JJ0lXB0wqo
— Sky Sports Rugby League (@SkySportsRL) February 9, 2023
June Fairhurst, Senior Producer, Sky Sports, said: “It’s great to see both the Women’s and Wheelchair Super League competitions included at the season launch and it is testament to the progress the sport is seeing.
“At Sky Sports we look forward to showcasing more of the best that the sport has to offer in both Women’s and Wheelchair Super League, and hope more people will be inspired to pick up a ball by our coverage of these competitions.”
Details on other games to be shown on other platforms will be released closer to the season. Last season the Saints played on both OurLeague and the Sportsman and both are expected to continue their coverage of the women’s game in 2023!