Grand Final screened to all four corners of the globe
The 2009 engage Super League Grand Final between Leeds Rhinos and St Helens will be screened to a record 30 countries around the globe and a potential worldwide audience in excess of 100 million people.
As well as being shown live on Sky Sports in the UK, the 2009 engage Super League title decider will be broadcast live to the United States, Middle East, Russia, Romania, Poland and New Zealand.
Other countries that will show the third consecutive showdown between Leeds and Saints on a delayed telecast include France, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Spain.
“There has been a massive amount of interest in the engage Super League Grand Final from overseas broadcasters which testifies to the popularity and appeal of both the event and Rugby League around the world,” said the RFL’s Media Manager John Ledger.
“This year over 100 million people will have the opportunity to see Leeds Rhinos and St Helens go head to head at Old Trafford in what should be a memorable climax to the 2009 engage Super League season.”
Sky Sports’ live coverage of the Grand Final starts at 5.30pm on Saturday, 30 minutes before kick off. The BBC will also screen an hour-long extended highlights package on BBC2 on Sunday from 1pm.
Tickets for the 2009 engage Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford on Saturday October 10 are priced from £21 and can be purchased by calling the RFL Ticket Office on 0844 856 11 13, by visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk or by texting super to 80808 on an internet-enabled mobile telephone.
Tickets will also be available to purchase on the day from the Ticketing and Membership Services Office at Old Trafford from 9am until kick-off.