The RFL and Sky Sports have finalised details of TV coverage of next Saturday’s (25 September) Betfred Championship play-off eliminator matches.
While Toulouse Olympique and Featherstone Rovers enjoy a weekend off – their reward for finishing the regular season as League Leaders and runner-up respectively – Batley Bulldogs, Bradford Bulls, Halifax Panthers and Whitehaven will all compete for the right to progress to the play-off semi-finals.
Batley Bulldogs versus Bradford Bulls will kick off at 3.15pm, followed by Halifax Panthers versus Whitehaven at 5.30pm. Both games will be shown live on Sky Sports.
Mark Foster, the RFL’s Chief Commercial Officer, says: “Once again this weekend the Championship has delivered outstanding action and next weekend the Sky Sports cameras will be there to bring the drama of the play-offs to a nationwide audience.
“Congratulations to all the clubs who have made it this far – and good luck to the four sides involved next week. Elimination play-offs are not for the faint-hearted, but these two games will be unmissable.”
🤩 It's Play-Off week in the @Betfred Championship!
👊 The six-team battle for promotion to Super League starts on Saturday.
— Rugby Football League (@TheRFL) September 20, 2021
The winners of the elimination play-off fixtures will then travel to the teams finishing first and second the following Saturday (2 October) in two sudden death semi-finals.
Toulouse will host the qualifying team which finished lowest in the regular season table, kicking off at 3.15pm (BST). Featherstone’s home semi-final will kick off at 5.30pm.
Also next weekend, Our League will bring Rugby League fans more play-off action from Betfred League 1. With Barrow Raiders automatically promoted, on Sunday, second-placed Workington Town will host Keighley Cougars (kick off 2pm), while North Wales Crusaders play Doncaster (KO time to be confirmed).
Finally, Sky Sports will also broadcast next Sunday’s Betfred Women’s Super League play-off semi-finals double-header live from the Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens. Coverage begins at 1pm on Sky Sports Mix.