Live Rugby League on TV

Your Complete RL on TV Guide

WherestheMatch.com provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date TV schedules for Live Rugby League on TV in the UK. We have all the TV listings & official live streams for Super League, NRL & Challenge Cup matches on UK TV from broadcasters including Sky Sports, Channel 4, Premier Sports, the BBC and more.

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These Rugby League TV schedules were last updated on 30/11/2021 at 15:00 (UK time)

Live Rugby League TV Guide: Fixtures, Dates, TV Channels & Kick off times

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Current TV contracts for Live Rugby League broadcasts

As it stands today, Rugby League is now shown across multiple broadcasters but Sky Sports is still the main broadcaster of Super League and NRL. See below for a breakdown of TV contracts by competition and where to watch:

Super League

  • Sky Sports to broadcast 66 live Super League matches during 2022 and 2023.
  • Channel 4 has won rights to show 10 live matches in 2022 and 2023.
  • Sky will show all 6 Magic Weekend matches (currently from St James' Park, home of Newcastle Utd)
  • Sky will show 3 Super League Play-off matches with Channel 4 showing 2 games.
  • Sky still has exclusive rights to show the Super League Grand Final.
  • Channel 4 has won rights to show 10 live matches in 2022 and 2023.

Championship

  • Premier Sports is the home of the Betfred Championship for 2022 and will show 39 matches.
  • One game per week will be shown live on Monday nights.
  • All 7 matches of the Summer Bash will be shown live on Freesports.
  • All Play-off matches and Grand Final is live and exclusive.
  • The OuRLeague app will show occasional matches throughout the season.

League 1

  • OuRLeague app will live stream selected League 1 matches throughout 2022 as well as all Play-offs and Grand Final.

Challenge Cup

  • BBC Sport is the main home of the Challenge Cup with a deal that runs until the end of 2024, with Premier Sports having rights to show selected ties during 2022 and 2023.
  • With First choice picks all the first 5 rounds, they will show 1 match on BBC iPlayer from the early Challenge Cup rounds.
  • BBC will broadcast 2 Last 16 Challenge Cup matches, usually on BBC1 / BBC2.
  • The BBC will also show 2 Quarter-final ties, both Semi-finals and the Challenge Cup Final from Wembley Stadium.
  • Premier Sports will broadcast 7 matches throughout the competition - these matches will be announced at the beginning of each round.

Australian NRL

  • Sky Sports sublicense NRL matches from Foxtel Australia which sees their deal run out in 2022.
  • Sky Sports have rights to show 3 live NRL matches per weekly round.
  • Foxtel offers live streaming of 8 NRL matches per week via the subscription website watchnrl.com / Watch NRL App.

2022 Rugby League World Cup

  • The BBC have exclusive rights to broadcast the delayed World Cup in 2022.
  • 16 group stage matches are to be shown on BBC1 and BBC2.
  • 15 RLWC matches will be available on the BBC Red button, iPlayer and BBC Sport website.
  • The Women's RL World Cup and Wheelchair World Cup will also be shown live across the BBC.

World Club Challenge

  • Sky Sports has exclusive rights to show the World Club Challenge until 2023.
  • As it stands, it is not clear if the 2022 match between St Helens and Penrith will go ahead due to travel restrictions caused by the pandemic.