June 26, 2020 / 4:13 PM / 10 days ago

Super League to return with August triple header

FILE PHOTO: Challenge Cup Fifth Round - Hull Kingston Rovers v Leigh Centurions - Hull College Craven Park, Hull, Britain - March 15, 2020 General view as the match goes ahead despite the number of coronavirus cases growing around the world. Action Images via Reuters/John Clifton

LONDON (Reuters) - Rugby League’s 12-team Super League will resume on Aug. 2 without spectators and at a single venue, organisers said on Friday.

The league, which features 10 clubs from England and one each from France and Canada, was suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are in the final stages of confirming where the games will be played,” said Super League executive chairman Robert Elstone in a statement.

All the matches will be broadcast live and exclusively on Sky television.

The first three matches will be Hull Kingston Rovers v Toronto Wolfpack, St Helens v Catalans Dragons and Huddersfield Giants v Leeds Rhinos, with a full round of fixtures the following weekend at neutral venues.

Super League said the revised season would feature a further 15 rounds followed by a Top Four semi-final playoff, with a grand final towards the end of November.

Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Toby Davis

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