- London Welsh v Bedford Blues LIVE on RFU.com
- First ever Championship game to be broadcast on the site
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In a first for the competition, the RFU Championship semi-final between London Welsh and Bedford Blues will be streamed live on rfu.com from Old Deer Park.
The live stream will appear here on Sunday, May 13, KO 3.00pm.
The RFU Championship, now in its third year, enters the second leg of the semi-finals on Sunday May 13 with Cornish Pirates and London Welsh currently leading at "half-time" following wins last weekend.
Sky Sports HD will broadcast the return fixture between Bristol Rugby and Cornish Pirates from The Memorial Stadium, whilst rfu.com will show London Welsh vs Bedford Blues LIVE on Sunday May 13, KO 1500.
A big step forward
Adrian Battersby, Head of Technical Services at www.247.tv, who will broadcast the fixture, said: "We are delighted to have been asked to stream the semi final at Old Deer Park. We have streamed a few games for rfu.com now, including England Women and England U20s, but I have a feeling this could be one of the most exciting encounters we’ve been involved in. Unfortunately, due to a prior booking, we were not available to film the first leg at Goldington Road on Friday night, but I’m confident the streaming from Old Deer Park will satisfy supporters of both sides."
Joe Pecchia, Digital Project Manager for RFU.com, said: "This is another fantastic step forward for our digital channels, and particularly for the RFU Championship. The competition has really gone from strength to strength over the past 18 months and we’ve seen a real rise in interest both, particularly on Twitter. With the Bristol game kicking-off at 1245 and London Welsh available on line from 3pm, supporters can look forward to a RFU Championship marathon on May 13.”
RFU Championship semi finals - second leg
Bristol Rugby v Cornish Pirates, Sunday May 13, KO 1245 – Sky Sports HD
London Welsh v Bedford Blues, Sunday May 13, KO 1500 – LIVE on RFU.com
2011-12 RFU Championship Final
Wednesday May 23 & 30 – both on Sky Sports HD.