The RFL has announced that its partnership with online streaming service Twitch will continue into 2020.

The partnership, first announced last year, saw games from the Championship, League 1, community and women’s competitions broadcast on Twitch, alongside coverage on Our League.

The RFL report that the broadcasts attracted close to 900,000 in 2019.

Women’s rugby league will kick off 2020’s coverage, beginning on Sunday 1 March with round one of the Challenge Cup.

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The first round draw takes place on Monday 10 February and will be broadcast live on Our League at 7.15pm.

RFL chief commercial officer Mark Foster 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.”