Rugby League | Betfred League 1: Swinton Lions -Rochdale Hornets live on The Sportsman in exclusive double bill

The sportsman will broadcast a special double-header of live and exclusive rugby league coverage on Sunday, with international action and a Betfred League One promotion clash available to watch for free.

As previously reported, international rugby league hits our site at 1pm on Sunday as the Women of Wales host England at Cross Keys in an international friendly which will serve as a warm-up for the Rugby World Cup at XV for visitors. It’s a repeat of the clash at Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington in June 2021, when England were 60-0 winners in the Dragons’ first full international game.

And that match will be followed by the League One encounter between third-placed Swinton Lions and fourth-placed Rochdale Hornets, with both sides looking to bolster their claims for a promotion challenge having each won seven of their first nine games this season.


The match at Heywood Road will also welcome a few special guests, with the men’s, women’s and wheelchair Rugby World Cups all set to be present at the game as fans get to view the trophies throughout their splendor before this fall. event in England.

Swinton came into the clash fresh off a hard-fought 16-8 win over Oldham on Sunday, while the Hornets were 46-28 winners against Doncaster last time out. But it is the Lions who are the in-form side heading into the 4.30pm kick-off, with four consecutive wins to their name since their 30-0 loss to Keighley Cougars in West Yorkshire in April.

Sunday’s coverage begins at 12.45pm on The and the Sportsman Rugby League YouTube channel, with the Wales international v England first. And this program will be followed both on our website and on our YouTube channel at 4:15 p.m. by the trip from Rochdale to Swinton.

The fantastic double header is part of The Sportsman’s bumper crop of live rugby league coverage this season across international fixtures, the Betfred Challenge Cup, Betfred League One, Betfred Women’s Super League and League wheelchair rugby player.

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Charles P. Patton