Sky Sports announce live Super League 2015 games

Sky Sports has confirmed its opening live games for the 2015 Super League season as English rugby league’s top-flight marks its 20th anniversary with a new structure.

The new season kicks off on Thursday, February 5 with 2014 finalists Wigan Warriors in action away to Widnes Vikings, before reigning champions St Helens host Catalans Dragons the following night.

Every Super League team will feature in front of Sky’s live cameras at least twice before the eighth round of the season on Easter weekend, while more games will be broadcast on Thursday nights.

The regular season schedule of ‘Thursday Thrillers’ and ‘Friday Night Super League’ games will be complimented by Catalans Dragons home matches on Saturdays and weekly rugby league programming including Boots ‘n’ All and Super League Full Time.

Sky Sports will be screening more rugby league than ever in 2015 with around 100 live matches from the First Utility Super League, Kingstone Press Championship, Challenge Cup and World Club Series.

The 2015 season will be the first of a new seven-year extended deal for Sky Sports that takes the partnership with the RFL into its 25th year.

This coincides with the introduction of a brand new unified points system and structure, allowing promotion and relegation across the Super League, Championship and League 1 competitions.

Super League’s regular season will end, after 23 fixtures, on the weekend of July 26, when Super League and the 12-team Championship will be split into three pools of eight – dubbed the ‘Super 8s’ – to determine both the Super League title, via a four-team playoff, and the make-up of the top division for 2016.

The first group (Super League) will play to reach the Grand Final, the second group (Qualifiers) will play for four places in Super League in 2016 and the third group (Championship Shield) will contest their own mini-league.

The Qualifiers’ thrilling battle for just four places in Super League in 2016 will also be shown live on Sky Sports.

Other season highlights include Magic Weekend, when all 12 Super League teams are shown live on Sky Sports in two days, which this year takes place for the first time at Newcastle’s St James’ Park on May 30-31.

The broadcaster’s exclusive live coverage of Super League will be joined by more live matches from the Challenge Cup, selected second-tier Championship matches, including live coverage of all six games in the Blackpool Summer Bash, and the newly expanded World Club Series on February 20-22.

Neville Smith, Sky’s executive producer of rugby league, said: “It’s the start of a brilliant new era for rugby league.

“We’re delighted to continue to bring unrivalled coverage of the game with a milestone 100 live matches a season across the Super League and Championship.

“The leagues’ new structure will bring added excitement at the sharp end of the season – including the decisive battle for that final 2016 Super League spot between the fourth and fifth place teams that promises to be unmissable.

“And only Sky Sports will tell the whole story of the season live, alongside Challenge Cup matches, the World Club Series and a raft of support programming.”

The 2015 Super League Grand Final will once again be staged at Old Trafford on, Saturday, October 10, exclusively live on Sky Sports.

The RFL Championship kicks off on the weekend of February 14, with relegated pair Bradford and London Broncos opening up against champions Leigh and Doncaster respectively, and reaches a climax with the final on the weekend of October 4.

Details of Sky Sports’ live Championship matches will be announced in due course.

Visit skysports.com/rugbyleague for more information about the sport and Sky’s coverage. Scroll down below for the full list of confirmed live Super League games on Sky Sports in 2015.

RUGBY LEAGUE ON THE BOX – LIVE TV GAMES

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 SUPER LEAGUE XX – LIVE on SKY SPORTS
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 THURSDAY 5th FEBRUARY
 
 Widnes Vikings v Wigan Warriors
 Super League – Round 1
 
 
20:00
  
 
 FRIDAY 6th FEBRUARY
 
 St Helens v Catalan Dragons
 Super League – Round 1
 
 
20:00
  
       
     
     
 THURSDAY 12th FEBRUARY
 
 Salford Red Devils v St Helens
 Super League – Round 2
 
 
20:00
  
    
 FRIDAY 13th FEBRUARY
 
 Wigan Warriors v Huddersfield Giants
 Super League – Round 2
 
 
20:00
  
   
 SATURDAY 14th FEBRUARY
 
 Catalan Dragons v Castleford Tigers
 Super League – Round 2
 
 
18:00
  
       
     
     
 THURSDAY 26th FEBRUARY
 
 Leeds Rhinos v Huddersfield Giants
 Super League – Round 3
 
 
20:00
  
    
 FRIDAY 27th FEBRUARY
 
 St Helens v Castleford Tigers
 Super League – Round 3
 
 
20:00
  
   
 SATURDAY 28th FEBRUARY
 
 Catalan Dragons v Warrington Wolves
 Super League – Round 3
 
 
18:00
  
       
     
     
 THURSDAY 5th MARCH
 
 Hull FC v Leeds Rhinos
 Super League – Round 4
 
 
20:00
  
    
 FRIDAY 6th MARCH
 
 Wakefield Wildcats v St Helens
 Super League – Round 4
 
 
20:00
  
   
 SATURDAY 7th MARCH
 
 Catalan Dragons v Salford Red Devils
 Super League – Round 4
 
 
18:00
  
       
     
     
 THURSDAY 12th MARCH
 
 Huddersfield Giants v Castleford Tigers
 Super League – Round 5
 
 
20:00
  
    
 FRIDAY 13th MARCH
 
 Warrington Wolves v Leeds Rhinos
 Super League – Round 5
 
 
20:00
  
       
     
     
 THURSDAY 19th MARCH
 
 St Helens v Warrington Wolves
 Super League – Round 6
 
 
20:00
  
    
 FRIDAY 20th MARCH
 
 Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors
 Super League – Round 6
 
 
20:00
  
       
     
     
 THURSDAY 26th MARCH
 
 Salford Red Devils v Widnes Vikings
 Super League – Round 7
 
 
20:00
  
    
 FRIDAY 27th MARCH
 
 Hull KR v St Helens
 Super League – Round 7
 
 
20:00
  
   
 SATURDAY 28th MARCH
 
 Catalan Dragons v Leeds Rhinos
 Super League – Round 7
 
 
18:00
  
       
     
     
 THURSDAY 2nd APRIL
 
 Hull FC v Hull KR
 Super League – Round 8
 
 
20:00
  
    
 FRIDAY 3rd APRIL
 
 Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos
 Super League – Round 8
 
 
TBC
  
 Wigan Warriors v St Helens
 Super League – Round 8
 
TBC
       
     
     
 MONDAY 6th APRIL
 
 Warrington Wolves v Castleford Tigers
 Super League – Round 9
 
 
TBC
  
 Catalan Dragons v Widnes Vikings
 Super League – Round 9
 
TBC
       
     
     
 FRIDAY 10th APRIL
 
 Hull FC v Widnes Vikings
 Super League – Round 10
 
 
20:00
  
   
 SATURDAY 11th APRIL
 
 Castleford Tigers v Hull KR
 Super League – Round 10
 
 
18:00
  
       
     
     
 THURSDAY 16th APRIL
 
 Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves
 Super League – Round 11
 
 
20:00
  
    
 FRIDAY 17th APRIL
 
 St Helens v Leeds Rhinos
 Super League – Round 11
 
 
20:00
  
       
     
     
 THURSDAY 23rd APRIL
 
 Wakefield Wildcats v Wigan Warriors
 Super League – Round 12
 
 
20:00
  
    
 FRIDAY 24th APRIL
 
 Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves
 Super League – Round 12
 
 
20:00
  
   
 SATURDAY 25th APRIL
 
 Catalan Dragons v Hull KR
 Super League – Round 12
 
 
18:00
  
       
     
     
 THURSDAY 30th APRIL
 
 Huddersfield Giants v Leeds Rhinos
 Super League – Round 13
 
 
20:00
  
    
 FRIDAY 1st MAY
 
 TBC v TBC
 Super League – Round 13
 
 
20:00
  
       
     
     
 THURSDAY 7th MAY
 
 Hull KR v Wakefield Wildcats
 Super League – Round 14
 
 
20:00
  
    
 FRIDAY 8th MAY
 
 Wigan Warriors v Castleford Tigers
 Super League – Round 14
 
 
20:00
  
   
 SATURDAY 9th MAY
 
 Catalan Dragons v St Helens
 Super League – Round 14
 
 
18:00
  
       
     
     
 THURSDAY 21st MAY
 
 Castleford Tigers v Huddersfield Giants
 Super League – Round 15
 
 
20:00
  
    
 FRIDAY 22nd MAY
 
 TBC v TBC
 Super League – Round 15
 
 
20:00
  
   
 SATURDAY 23rd MAY
 
 Catalan Dragons v Wigan Warriors
 Super League – Round 15
 
 
18:00
  
       
     
     
 MAY 30-31
 
 Super League Magic Weekend
 St James’ Park, Newcastle
 
 
20:00
  
       
     
     
 THURSDAY 4th JUNE
 
 Widnes Vikings v Hull FC
 Super League – Round 17
 
 
20:00
  
    
 FRIDAY 5th JUNE
 
 St Helens v Salford Red Devils
 Super League – Round 17
 
 
20:00
  
       
     
     
 THURSDAY 11th JUNE
 
 Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers
 Super League – Round 18
 
 
20:00
  
    
 FRIDAY 12th JUNE
 
 St Helens v Wigan Warriors
 Super League – Round 18
 
 
20:00
  
   
 SATURDAY 13th JUNE
 
 Catalan Dragons v Hull FC
 Super League – Round 18
 
 
18:00
  
       
     
     
 THURSDAY 18th JUNE
 
 Castleford Tigers v St Helens
 Super League – Round 19
 
 
20:00
  
    
 FRIDAY 19th JUNE
 
 TBC v TBC
 Super League – Round 19
 
 
20:00
  
   
 SATURDAY 20th JUNE
 
 Catalan Dragons v Wakefield Wildcats
 Super League – Round 19
 
 
18:00
  
       
     
     
 THURSDAY 2nd JULY
 
 Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors
 Super League – Round 20
 
 
20:00
  
    
 FRIDAY 3rd JULY
 
 Leeds Rhinos v St Helens
 Super League – Round 20
 
 
20:00
  
       
     
     
 THURSDAY 9th JULY
 
 Wigan Warriors v Leeds Rhinos
 Super League – Round 21
 
 
20:00
  
    
 FRIDAY 10th JULY
 
 TBC v TBC
 Super League – Round 21
 
 
20:00
  
       
     
     
 THURSDAY 16th JULY
 
 Warrington Wolves v St Helens
 Super League – Round 22
 
 
20:00
  
    
 FRIDAY 17th JULY
 
 TBC v TBC
 Super League – Round 22
 
 
20:00
  
   
 SATURDAY 18th JULY
 
 Catalan Dragons v Huddersfield Giants
 Super League – Round 22
 
 
18:00
  
       
     
     
 THURSDAY 23rd JULY
 
 Hull FC v Wigan Warriors
 Super League – Round 23
 
 
20:00
  
    
 FRIDAY 24th JULY
 
 TBC v TBC
 Super League – Round 23
 
 
20:00
  

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