SUPER League sponsors Betfred have agreed a deal to become the title partner of the Championship and League One until 2019.

The bookmakers take over from Kingstone Press and now sponsor all three professional tiers of the sport, having agreed a three-year deal with Super League 12 months ago.

Acting Rugby Football League chief executive Ralph Rimmer said: "We are delighted that Betfred have extended their involvement in the sport to the Championship and League 1.

"Betfred's first year involved in the Super League was an unquestionable success and I am certain that they will bring the passion and enthusiasm to their extended sponsorship.

"The Championship and League One provide great entertainment and are an integral part of the game and the fact that Betfred have extended their sponsorship to these tiers of the sport demonstrates the value they see in being involved in rugby league.

"The Betfred Championship is now one of the most geographically diverse competitions in the world including teams from Toronto, Toulouse and London and with this new deal I am certain both competitions will go from strength to strength."