23 Feb 2021
Giants to play Rhinos Live on Our League
The Giants will take on West Yorkshire rivals Leeds Rhinos in a pre-season fixture at the John Smiths stadium on Sunday 14th March Kick off 2pm. Due to the current restrictions the game will be played behind closed doors, however supporters of both clubs will be able to watch the game LIVE through the RFL’s Our League platform for a small fee. The game will then go online to Giants TV on Tuesday 16th March for all Giants TV members.
The fixture will be the first chance to see Ian Watson's men in action. With a host of new signings for the Betfred Super League season, it is likely that it will be a first full hit out in Claret and Gold for many, with Ian Watson indicating it will be a full-strength squad as the build up to the opening game of the Betfred Super League season on Sunday 28th March intensifies.
Huddersfield Giants Managing Director Richard Thewlis said –
“The Our League App was a success story last year in showing live games and will continue to do so while the restrictions around crowds are in place. The usual pre-season game would involve a sharing of cost and income and give a boost to club coffers ahead of the start of the season and via Our League we are able to replicate in some fashion this model. I do believe that streaming will become an even larger part of life as time moves on and supporter viewing habits change as no doubt will the broadcasting of live sport in general. This game is a trial for us in terms of running our first ever pay per view game via the RFL and like the Leeds club we are keen to gauge uptake and have kept the price low deliberately to gain as large an audience as possible.”
The game will be available to fans at a cost of £4.95, please be aware the price will rise to £10 on the day of the game, so fans are encouraged to purchase in advance of game day. In order to purchase the game, you need to be logged into your Our League account on the rugby-league.com website. You cannot purchase within the app.
To purchase the stream:
2. Head to the Live Stream section.
3. Click on the stream you wish to purchase.
4. You should now have been redirected to the payment page.
5. Please follow the payment process steps.
6. Once you receive your order confirmation, you can now watch the match via the Our League app on the 'videos' section of the app home page, or via the website.
If you have any problems purchasing the stream, please click here.