Sky Sports to broadcast rugby league’s World Club Challenge
By Taruka Srivastav | January 22, 2018
Sky Sports has agreed a deal to broadcast the World Club Challenge between Leeds Rhinos and Melbourne Storm on February 16 at the AAMI Park, Melbourne. It is only the third time the World Club Challenge has been played in Australia.
Sky Sports will also broadcast the Betfred Super League between Wigan Warriors and Hull FC on Saturday February 10 at the WIN Stadium, Wollongong. It is the first time ever a Super League fixture will be played outside Europe.
Sky Sports will further broadcast the first ever double-header games between Super League and the NRL teams at a single venue when Hull FC play St George Illawarra Dragons and Wigan Warriors face South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium, Sydney on February 17.
Sky Sports head of Rugby league, Neville Smith said: “We are delighted to be showing the World Club Challenge once again, as well as the first-ever Super League match to be played outside of Europe and an outstanding double-header in Sydney.
“These matches are going to be a tremendous part of another massive season of rugby league on Sky Sports, and we can’t wait to take you there.”