Currently, of rugby league there are 6 live televised events of 2 different competitions and 1 TV channels will broadcast each of them. The next event that you will be able to enjoy will be the Panthers - Eels which will be played next 18 September 2021 at 10:50 and will be televised by Sky Sports Arena .
The Rugby League
was born as an independent modality in 1895, after the division generated within the world of rugby. The main cause of contention was the possibility of awarding financial compensation to players for the time they spent playing this sport instead of working. 22 clubs decided to form the Northern Rugby Football Union
and leave the Rugby Union
The first international match was held in 1904, when England
faced a combined from the rest of the world, mainly made up of players from Wales
. The rules used were similar to those of traditional rugby, only modified in some aspects such as the number of members per team and the scoring system.
The first television broadcast of the Rugby League
took place in Australia
. The 1967 NSWRFL
final was the first major sporting event to be broadcast. Local network Nine Newtork
paid a total of $ 5,000 to acquire the rights. Years later it also landed on UK television. The BBC
organized a competition specifically to be able to broadcast the matches at night.
The first Rugby League World Cup
was played in 1954 and had Great Britain
as its inaugural champion, after beating France
in the final. Since 2013 the tournament has been held every four years without interruption. Australia
is the great dominator of the event's record, having won more than a dozen titles.