More Wheelchair Rugby League on the BBC

The Betfred Wheelchair Challenge Cup Final between Leeds Rhinos and the Argonauts Skeleton Army has been put back to Sunday August 15 – and will be shown live on BBC Sport.

The Final had been scheduled for this Saturday (July 3), but has been rearranged following a positive Covid-19 test for one of the Leeds players who was involved in England’s victory over Wales in the Wheelchair Rugby League International in Sheffield last Saturday (June 26) – which following test and trace analysis also requires a number of team-mates to isolate. 

Marc Lovering, the RFL’s Director of Participation and Development, said: “It is typical of the positive attitude of all involved in Wheelchair Rugby League that we have been able to find such a good solution to a difficult situation.

“We are grateful to both teams and the BBC for their flexibility in agreeing a new date which allows us to retain live coverage at the English Institute of Sport – following the hugely positive reaction to the coverage of the England-Wales match at the weekend.”

The 2021 Wheelchair Challenge Cup Final, the first to be sponsored by Betfred, will kick off at 1230pm – and tickets will be available soon.