International audience for Betfred Women’s Super League Grand Final

Picture by Simon Wilkinson/ - 07/10/2019 - Rugby League Betfred Super Women's League Grand Final 2019 St. Helens v Salford - Press Conference Preview at Old Trafford Manchester Captains Claire Garner and Courtney Hill pictured with the trophy

The Betfred Women’s Super League Grand Final will move to a new level tomorrow night, with live national and international television coverage of the title decider between Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

The game will be shown live on Sky Sports, with coverage beamed to Australia through Fox Sports and to France through Bein Sports, and also on the streaming platform Twitch.

It will be the first Women’s Super League fixture to be televised live, following the announcement of Betfred as the competition’s first title sponsors earlier this season, and building on the regular coverage provided through the summer by the RFL’s Our League membership platform.

Betfred will also be showing a one-hour preview programme with the build-up to kick-off live from St Helens on their digital channels.

In addition to the television audience, the game is already guaranteed to attract a record attendance for a stand-alone women’s fixture in this country.

That attendance will include the England Women squad for next weekend’s Downer World Cup Nines. Seven members of the squad are due to play in the Grand Final – five from Castleford, and two from Leeds – and the other nine will be in the stands, ahead of a flight to Sydney on Saturday evening.

The Betfred Women’s Super League Grand Final will round off the third season since the competition was launched in 2017.