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BBC to show England women’s rugby league test

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC will show live coverage of the second test of England’s women’s rugby league team’s tour of Papua New Guinea this weekend.

The match, which kicks off at 5am (GMT) on Saturday, will be shown live on the BBC Red Button, iPlayer and the BBC Sport website, as well as via the Rugby Football League’s Our League website and app.

The team won its first-ever match in Papua New Guinea last Saturday, securing a 24-10 victory in Goroka. This weekend’s match will be held at the Oil Search Stadium in the PNG capital of Port Moresby.

The match forms part of a double-header of rugby league on the BBC, with Great Britain’s men’s team playing a Test against Papua New Guinea later in the morning. Coverage of the men’s team will begin on BBC Two at 7am.

Both matches will then be repeated on the Red Button from 9:30am and will be available on the iPlayer for 30 days. Highlights of the men’s match will also be shown on BBC Two at 4.30pm.