Super League: BBC Radio 5 live sports extra to air new show

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra has confirmed a new programme dedicated to rugby league, for the 2014 Super League and Challenge Cup season.

Hosted by Dave Woods, 5 live Rugby League will broadcast more than 70 live commentary games on Thursday and Friday on the digital station.

There will also be interviews and debate along with contributions from coaches and players past and present.

New partnerships with the Super League TV show and BBC local radio will help take our coverage to a new level

BBC Radio 5 live controller Jonathan Wall

The series begins on Friday at 19:30 GMT with Wigan against Huddersfield.

Rugby League regulars George Riley and Stuart Pyke will also appear during the season.

BBC Radio 5 live controller Jonathan Wall said: "It is our biggest ever commitment to rugby league - more matches, more build-up, and more interviews from an experienced team of broadcasters, producers and expert summarisers who love this sport and are passionate about it.

"New partnerships with the Super League TV show and BBC local radio will help take our coverage to a new level."

The 5 live sports extra station can be accessed on digital radio, via bbc.co.uk/5livesportsextra, digital television, BBC iPlayer Radio and the BBC Sport website.