New Rugby League radio show to start this Friday

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra has confirmed they are to run an new dedicated Rugby League programme throughout the 2014 season.

Hosted by Dave Woods, ‘5 live Rugby League’, will broadcast more than 70 live commentary games on Thursday and Friday evenings on 5 live sports extra with contributions from George Riley and Stuart Pyke.

The first programme will be broadcast this Friday from 19:30 with full match commentary of the Super League clash between Wigan Warriors and Huddersfield Giants. 5 live sports extra can be accessed on digital radio and online.

Controller of BBC Radio 5 live, Jonathan Wall, said: “It is our biggest ever commitment to Rugby League – more matches, more build-up, and more interviews from an experienced team of broadcasters, producers and expert summarisers who love this sport and are passionate about it.”

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