Dewsbury Rams will face the Widnes Vikings at home on the 1st March. The game has been chosen by the RFL to be shown on the Our League App.
Therefore the fixture time for the game will now kick off at 6.15pm at the Tetley’s Stadium.
The Rugby Football League have announced the most exciting schedule yet for live Our League coverage in 2020.
The Toulouse-York game will be the first of 15 Championship fixtures available live to Our League members in the first five months of the season leading up to the Summer Bash in Blackpool at the end of May – eight of them in a Sunday evening slot (6.15pm kick-off) which has already proved a winner with Rugby League fans.
For the majority of weekends through the season Our League will cover two live fixtures, with the Sunday evening Championship matches complemented by Sunday lunchtime or afternoon games from either the Championship, League 1, the Betfred Women’s Super League, the Coral Challenge Cups or the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup.
The schedule also includes two fixtures from the second half of the Easter programme in the Championship – Whitehaven versus Leigh on Easter Monday afternoon, and Widnes versus Bradford on the Wednesday night.
Mark Foster, the RFL’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We’ve worked hard through the autumn, especially with our broadcast partners Sky Sports and the Championship and League 1 clubs, to find the best way to build on the progress we made with Our League last season.
“So we’re excited to be able to announce such a comprehensive and attractive package of fixtures for the first five months of the 2020 season from January to May, covering six competitions also including the Betfred Women’s Super League, the Coral Women’s Challenge Cup, the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup and kicking off with the Coral Challenge Cup.
“The Toulouse-York match is a great way to start – the teams who finished second and third behind Toronto Wolfpack last season, who are both confident of challenging for promotion again in 2020, and with the added attraction of Toulouse’s move to the renowned Stade Ernest Wallon.
“That game will be played in Toulouse’s usual Saturday evening slot which makes sense with Sky Sports showing the Betfred Super League double header from Emerald Headingley the following day.
“But where possible we want fans to know that Sunday night is Our League night, starting the following weekend with Featherstone’s home opener against Halifax, and continuing with a series of attractive Betfred Championship fixtures which underline what a great competition it’s going to be again in 2020.
“Playing the big games on a Sunday evening, we avoid clashes with Sky Sports’ extensive coverage of the Betfred Super League. We think it’s the perfect time for us to show the quality of the Betfred Championship to a wider audience, and we’re grateful to our broadcast partners and to the Championship and League 1 clubs, who will be contributing a small percentage of their central distribution for the 2020 season to allow all this to happen.
“We also saw last season a growing audience for the Our League coverage of the Betfred Women’s Super League and Coral Women’s Challenge Cup, and we’ll be providing further details of that when the BWSL fixtures are announced next weekend.”
OUR LEAGUE LIVE FIXTURES, JANUARY 12 – MAY 31
Saturday February 1 – Toulouse Olympique v York City Knights (5pm GMT)
Sunday February 9 – Featherstone Rovers v Halifax (615pm)
Sunday February 16 – Whitehaven v Oldham (615pm)
Sunday March 1 – Swinton Lions v Leigh Centurions (3pm), Dewsbury Rams v Widnes Vikings (6.15pm)
Sunday March 8 – Bradford Bulls v Sheffield Eagles (615pm)
Sunday March 22 – York City Knights v Featherstone Rovers (3pm)
Sunday March 29 – Oldham v York City Knights (3pm), Batley Bulldogs v Bradford Bulls (615pm)
Easter Monday (April 13) – Whitehaven v Leigh Centurions (3pm)
Wednesday April 15 – Widnes Vikings v Bradford Bulls (730pm)
Sunday April 19 – Halifax v Widnes Vikings (615pm)
Sunday April 26 – Leigh Centurions v Toulouse Olympique (3pm)
Sunday May 3 – York City Knights v Widnes Vikings (615pm)
Sunday May 17 – Bradford Bulls v Leigh Centurions (615pm)