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BBC Highlights Show - This Weekend

29 September 2015 - 07:46 PM

I saw on this week's Superleague Show that the BBC is showing the highlights of both semi finals and also the Million £ Game.  I think the semi final highlights are on Saturday (starting at 1pm) and the Million £ Game on Sunday.  You'll need to check which channels and the exact time on each as I can't remember!  But I thought I would share this for those who don't have Sky.


This week's Superleague Show was the last for this season.  It is still on I-Player and is well worth watching.  The BBC do a good job of covering the two matches on Friday night competing for the LLS and finish with one of their classy compilation clips. 


Tanya Arnold also told me on Twitter that the BBC are doing a season review show but as yet I don't know when that is. Look out for it though as I'm sure it will be worth watching.

RL Backchat (Merged threads)

10 September 2015 - 03:38 PM

The next edition of RL Backchat is on Premier Sports tonight at 7.00pm. Panel is Phil Caplan, Danny Lockwood and Martyn Sadler with Dave Woods as compare. Sounds like it might have been a bit of a feisty one from tweets I have read!  Available on both Sky and Virgin although I think it's only free to air on Sky now.


I do enjoy this programme.  It is vastly superior to the Sky version and there is some proper rugby discussion on it.

New TV rights deal agreed with BBC

31 August 2015 - 08:48 PM

According to Chris Irvine in The Times, the RFL has agreed a new deal with the BBC for coverage of the Challenge Cup and Superleague highlights until 2020, although as yet I can't see any press release on the RFL's website.  It is to include Challenge Cup matches from round six, quarter finals, semi finals and final and apparently the BBC is keen to return the competition to earlier in the season.


Obviously with the story featuring in The Times it is hidden behind a paywall, but the introduction to the article is here: http://www.thetimes....icle4543531.ece


Fantastic news, if true.  The BBC has come on in leaps and bounds in its coverage of the Challenge Cup and personally I'd hate to lose their support.

Steve Ganson climbing Kilimanjaro for Steve Prescott Foundation

19 August 2015 - 04:25 PM

As part of Steve Prescott Foundation's Kilimanjaro challenge this October, Steve Ganson is acting as ref for a full rugby league match which is due to take place once the group reach the summit in an attempt to break a world record.  If memory serves Steve joined the group late in the day in order to facilitate the world record attempt as a ref has to be present for the attempt to be valid.


Anyway, Ganson needs some sponsorship.  It's an amazing challenge for a great cause.  Here's his JustGiving page in case you feel moved to donate: https://www.justgivi...om/steveganson/



Rugby League Backchat - Next Episode

10 August 2015 - 02:35 PM

The next episode of Rugby League Backchat is on at 7.00pm this Thursday (13 August) on Premier Sports.  I think it's still freeview for viewers on both Sky and Virgin but I'm not 100% certain.  There will be a link to it on this site no doubt at some point after the programme has aired on TV.


Along with Dave Woods this week are Danny Lockwood, Chris Irvine and Phil Caplan (the latter being one of my favourite RL pundits).


I think it's a really enjoyable programme and so far hasn't failed to deliver really good discussion about all areas of rugby league rather than just superleague.  I'd recommend it to anyone who is interested in hearing debate (with some humour) on RL.