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.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 10:56 am
The Betfred Women's Super League returns on Sunday, April 18, with Saints facing Bradford Bulls. Picture: SWPix

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