Great news for RL fans – exclusive, live, free coverage in 2023 will head for Wigan, the home of the 2022 Betfred Challenge Cup winners, to kick off another exciting programme of Rugby League coverage in 2023 with the First-Round derby between two of the town’s renowned community clubs, St Patrick’s, and Ince Rose Bridge.

The tie will be played on Saturday week, February 11, kicking off at 3pm – with the winners earning the chance to spring a surprise in Round Two with a trip to Workington Town of Betfred League One, two weeks later.

The Sportsman will again provide live, exclusive, and free coverage of at least 20 fixtures from a range of competitions in 2023, including League One, the Betfred Women’s Super League and Wheelchair Rugby League throughout the season.

That is in addition to the weekly magazine show, The Last Tackle, which will again screen every Wednesday evening at 6pm and include discussion and personalities from all levels of Rugby League.

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Check out the Rugby League home page Latest Rugby League News | The Sportsman which currently focuses on some of the players and coaches preparing for this weekend’s opening weekend of the Betfred Championship – and don’t forget next Saturday’s Wigan derby in the Betfred Challenge Cup.

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