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The RFL has announced that following the agreement to broadcast the two Federation Shield 2006 fixtures to be played in France live across southern France/Catalonia, including Barcelona, with French television company Canal Plus, a revised fixture list has been issued.
France will now play Samoa in Colomiers on Sunday, October 29 rather than Saturday, October 28, while the France v Tonga fixture will now kick off at 3.45pm on Sunday, November 5.
The England v France game on October 22 and the Shield Final on November 12 will be televised live by Sky Sports.
What?s more, a special offer for Rugby League?s newest international tournament, the Federation Shield 2006, has been announced by the RFL.
Now all Rugby League club season ticket holders who want to see matches involving England, France, Samoa and Tonga this autumn will qualify for a special discounted ticket deal.
The Federation Shield already offers fantastic value for money with tickets priced at ?15 and ?10 for adults, and ?5 for concessions.
All junior season ticket holders can take advantage of a ?Quid a Kid? offer, while adult tickets are available with a ?5 reduction. Senior Citizens can also purchase their concession tickets for ?1.
Tickets can be purchased from RFL Ticketing on 0870 990 1313. Season ticket numbers will have to be stated to receive the offers above.
Simon Malcolm, the RFL?s Director of Marketing, said: ?The Federation Shield will offer fans the opportunity to see some of the engage Super League?s best players as well as up-and-coming international stars.
?We wanted as many Rugby League fans as possible to have the opportunity of watching these exciting fixtures as well as rewarding them for their loyalty to their sport of Rugby League throughout 2006?.
The revised fixture list is as follows:-
22 October 2006 at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Leeds
Tonga v Samoa (3.45pm)
England v France (5.45pm)
29 October 2006 at Twickenham Stoop, London
England v Tonga (3.00pm)
29 October 2006 at Benichou Stadium, Colomiers
France v Samoa (5.30pm)
5 November 2006 at KC Stadium, Hull
England v Samoa (3.00pm)
5 November 2006 at Municipal Stadium Pierre, Antoine, Castres
France v Tonga (3.45pm)
12 November 2006 at Halton Stadium, Widnes
Federation Shield Final (3.30pm)