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Bookmaker Betfred Becomes Title Sponsor Of Championship, League 1 Rugby

Betfred became the title sponsor of rugby league’s Championship and League 1, according to Peter Smith of the YORKSHIRE EVENING POST. The two-year deal means the bookmaker now sponsors "all three professional tiers of the sport." Betfred has two years remaining on its Super League title sponsorship agreement. Rugby Football League CEO Ralph Rimmer said, "Betfred’s first year involved in the Super League was an unquestionable success and I am certain they will bring the passion and enthusiasm to their extended sponsorship" (YORKSHIRE EVENING POST, 1/11).