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Rugby League to be shown live on Twitch in 2020

The online streaming service Twitch will again show Rugby League live in 2020, after reaching an agreement with the Rugby Football League (RFL) to continue its ground-breaking partnership.

Last year the RFL became UK sport’s first national governing body to screen fixtures live through Twitch’s streaming service, which attracted almost 900,000 live views in 2019. Coverage began with the Betfred Women’s Super League opener between Wigan Warriors and St Helens, concluded with the Women’s Grand Final between Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos, and in between included matches from Betfred League 1, the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup, Coral Women’s Challenge Cup and the Academy Origin series.

And women’s rugby league will kick off 2020 season coverage too, beginning on Sunday 1 March with round one of the Coral Women’s Challenge Cup. The first round draw takes place on Monday 10 February and will be broadcast live on Our League at 7.15pm.

Mark Foster, the RFL’s Chief Commercial Officer, said:
“Having the Our League app gives us the content to broadcast through completely new platforms such as Twitch. In 2019 we worked closely with Twitch to bring the game to a new and younger audience, and I’m delighted that we’ll continue to do that during 2020.

“Twitch have been very supportive of Rugby League from the outset, streaming dramatic games such as last season’s memorable AB Sundecks 1895 Cup semi-final between Leigh Centurions and Widnes Vikings. We’ll be showing a game from every round of the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup this year and we’re hoping for more of the same as teams battle it out to reach Wembley, where the revised midday kick off is an added incentive.”

Twitch is a video live streaming service operated by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon.


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AS lockdown restrictions start to ease, now is the time for everyone connected with Oldham RLFC to do all they can to help with getting income from our Club Cash lottery back to where it was before the pandemic started to bite.

This is vital for the club and its finances which, as you all know, have taken a massive hit in the past 12 months.

Collectors will be returning to door-to-door visits in the next few weeks and we hope people who suspended payments will pick up where they left off as we strive and work hard to get back to where we were before the pandemic caused us to lose 50 per cent of our lottery income.

Many of our regular punters, who would normally pay a collector, have answered our calls for help by finding other ways to pay and to retain their chances of winning prizes.

To those people we are very grateful and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again for their loyal and continued support.

The lottery, of course, is potentially one of our biggest fund-raisers and for as little as £1 a week — more if you wish — you can help the club immensely and at the same time have chances to win £1,000, £100, £50, £25 or one of ten consolation prizes of £10.

That’s the present prize structure. There’s every chance it will be increased once we are out of lockdown, door-to-door collections start again and we get back to some sort of normality.

In the meantime you can join, or start up again, by contacting the club on 07904 898177 or by email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

For more information about the lottery, and for the “great opportunities” provided by our partnership with the National Youth and Community Development Association (NYCDA) go our Club Cash page.

There, you will find all the results and a detailed statement about getting back to normal with the help of our not-for-profit partners.

All proceeds from the partnership will continue to support the club and help us to meet the aims of our Club Cash activities, particularly in its aims and objectives to be an active stakeholder in the local community.

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