Presumably to comply with Sky’s programme requirements. The spreading and varying of game day has, in my view, resulted in a reduction in attendances at games, particularly bad for those with low crowd figures.
At least if the games are televise they can be recorded.
There are UEFA Nations League matches on Saturday and Sunday. SL games were previously screened on Thursday and Friday evening. The scheduling of the Salford game (2.30pm on Thursday) is a bit odd, but with no crowds perhaps doesn’t matter that much when the game is played.
Clearly the North Macedonia v Armenia game on Saturday and the Andorra v Faroe Islands game on Sunday are more attractive to Sky than SL. Probably higher viewing figures too!!
What’s even stranger is despite changing the days of the matches to avoid the football, Sky have relegated them to Sky Mix. Because Thursday there is Caribbean t20 cricket and Darts and Friday is Basketball and Darts. Shows how important Sky think Super League is.
To be fair, I suppose they couldn’t really show RL on the Cricket channel but the Darts could have been on Mix, but I suppose its easier moving the RL for two nights when the Darts have been on more or less every night for over a week.
Do we think Joe Public know more darts players than RL? Maybe….