Long and Veivers plot Saints’ downfall in opening fixture

Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford Saints v Leeds 08/10/2011.'Roby launches an attack.
Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford Saints v Leeds 08/10/2011.'Roby launches an attack.

TWO old boys will be attempting to spoil the party when Saints play their first engage Super League fixture of 2012, at Langtree Park, on Friday, February 10.

Hoping to plot their downfall on what will be a historic night at the club’s new stadium will be Salford City Reds, coached by Phil Veivers whose backroom team includes the mercurial Sean Long.

St Helens will start Super League XV11 with an away trip to rebranded London Broncos at the Stoop on Saturday, February 4, and they are also scheduled to face arch-rivals Wigan Warriors on at least three occasions.

The clubs will meet at Langtree Park on Good Friday, face each other at the Magic Weekend, which this year is being staged at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium on May 26-27, and the final league match of the regular season will be at the DW Stadium on September 7.

The club’s full list of fixtures are:

Round one: Saturday, February 4, 3pm – London Broncos (a).

Round two: Friday, February 10, 8pm – Salford City Reds (h) SKY.

Round three: Sunday, February 19, 3pm – Hull KR (a).

Round four: Friday, February 24, 8pm – Catalan Dragons (h) SKY.

Round five: Sunday, March 4, 3pm – Huddersfield Giants (a).

Round six: Friday, March 9, 8pm – Hull FC (h).

Round seven: Saturday, March 17, 5.45pm – Bradford Bulls (a) SKY.

Round eight: Saturday, March 24, 5.45pm – Leeds Rhinos (h) SKY.

Round nine: Friday, March 30, 8pm – Warrington Wolves (a) SKY.

Round 10: Friday, April 6, time to be confirmed – Wigan Warriors (h) SKY.

Round 11: Monday, April 9, 3.30pm – Castleford Tigers (a).

(Challenge Cup fourth round

Saturday and Sunday April 14-15).

Round 12: Friday, April 20, 8pm – Widnes Vikings (h).

(Challenge Cup fifth round Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29).

Round 13: Friday, May 4, 8pm – Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (h).

(Challenge Cup quarter finals, Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13).

Round 14: Friday, May 18, 8pm – Leeds Rhinos (a).

Round 15: Friday/Saturday, May 26-27 – Wigan Warriors (Magic Weekend).

Round 16: Sunday, June 3, 3pm – Hull FC (a).

Round 17: Friday, June 8, 8pm – Bradford Bulls (h).

(International weekend, June 15-16).

Round 18: Friday, June 22, 8pm – Salford City Reds (a).

Round 19: Friday, June 29, 8pm – Hull KR (h).

Round 20: Sunday,July 8, 3pm – Widnes Vikings (a).

(Challenge Cup semi-finals Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15).

Round 21: Friday, July 20, 8pm – Catalan Dragons (a).

Round 22: Friday, July 27, 8pm – Huddersfield Giants (h).

Round 23: Friday, August 3, 8pm – Warrington Wolves (h).

Round 24: Sunday, August 12, 3.30pm – Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (a).

Round 25: Friday, August 17, 8pm – Castleford Tiger (h).

(Challenge Cup Final Saturday, August 25).

Round 26: Friday, August 31, 8pm – London Broncos (h).

Round 27: Friday, September 7, 8pm – Wigan Warriors (a).

n All fixtures are subject to change and fans are urged to check the Saints web site or local press before travelling.