Saints open against Bradford as women's RL fixtures revealed
The Betfred Women's Super League returns on Sunday, April 18, with Saints facing Bradford Bulls and other tasty-looking fixtures in the pipeline.
Reigning champions Leeds Rhinos entertain York City Knights as part of a double-header featuring a derby between Castleford Tigers and Featherstone Rovers.
Both games will take place behind closed doors at Sport Park Weetwood, Leeds, while at Warrington’s Victoria Park the Wolves face Wigan Warriors and Saints play the Bulls.
The Wire are one of the newcomers to the expanded 10-club competition - the other being Huddersfield Giants who make their bow at St Helens in round two.
The repeat of the 2019 Grand Final between Castleford and Leeds is scheduled for Sunday, June 13, before the top four break away to take part in a play-off series with a Grand Final place at stake.
The remaining six teams will compete for places in the final of the Betfred Women’s Super League Shield, with both finals taking place at the Emerald Headingley Stadium on Sunday, October 10..
Thomas Brindle, Betfred Women’s Super League general manager, said:''During the last week we have unveiled the National Lottery as a new commercial partner to the RFL and in particular Women’s and Girls’ Rugby League.
"We’ve published a new report demonstrating the significant social impacts of Women’s and Girls’ Rugby League – These Girls Can - and we’ve announced that October’s Grand Final will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
“Now, I’m pleased to announce that via Twitch we’ll be showing live action from the Betfred Women’s Super League every week of the regular season, with match coverage repeated later the same week on Our League.
"We had a really encouraging response when we showed some games on Twitch in 2019 – it takes us to a new, younger audience, with 15m daily active users and 76% of viewers aged 18-49.”
The full fixtures for the regular season are as follows.
Round one – Sunday, April 18
Bradford Bulls v St Helens
Castleford Tigers v Featherstone Rovers
Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves
Leeds Rhinos v York City Knights
Round two – Sunday, May 2
Wigan Warriors v Bradford Bulls
St Helens v Huddersfield Giants
Featherstone Rovers v Leeds Rhinos
Wakefield Trinity v Castleford Tigers
Round three - Sunday, May 16
Bradford Bulls v Huddersfield Giants
Featherstone Rovers v York City Knights
Wakefield Trinity v Leeds Rhinos
Warrington Wolves v St Helens
Round four – Sunday, May 30
Huddersfield Giants v Wigan Warriors
Wakefield Trinity v Featherstone Rovers
Warrington Wolves v Bradford Bulls
York City Knights v Castleford Tigers
Round five – Sunday, June 13
Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos
Huddersfield Giants v Warrington Wolves
St Helens v Wigan Warriors
Wakefield Trinity v York City Knights
Round six – Sunday, June 20
Bradford Bulls v Leeds Rhinos
Huddersfield Giants v Featherstone Rovers
Warrington Wolves v Wakefield Trinity
Wigan Warriors v Castleford Tigers
York City Knights v St Helens
Round seven - Sunday , July 4
Bradford Bulls v York City Knights
Castleford Tigers v St Helens
Featherstone Rovers v Wigan Warriors
Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves
Wakefield Trinity v Huddersfield Giants
Round eight - Sunday, July 11
Bradford Bulls v Wakefield Trinity
Huddersfield Giants v Castleford Tigers
St Helens v Featherstone Rovers
Wigan Warriors v Leeds Rhinos
York City Knights v Warrington Wolves
Round nine – Sunday, July18
Bradford Bulls v Featherstone Rovers
Leeds Rhinos v Huddersfield Giants
St Helens v Wakefield Trinity
Warrington Wolves v Castleford Tigers
Wigan Warriors v York City Knights
Round 10 – Sunday, July 25
Castleford Tigers v Bradford Bulls
Featherstone Rovers v Warrington Wolves
Leeds Rhinos v St Helens
Wigan Warriors v Wakefield Trinity
York City Knights v Huddersfield Giants