Following a dramatic season in the Super League and Championship, the fixtures for the upcoming Super 8s and the Qualifiers have been announced.
While two of our local sides will be competing side to side with some of the best clubs in the country, 4 other local teams will be fighting for an opportunity to play in the Super League next season.
Castleford Tiger and Wakefield Tigers are the two teams competing in the Super 8s. After finishing the season in 6th and 8th respectively, both sides will play 3 times at home and 4 times away.
Here are the all important fixtures…
Castleford Tigers: 05/08 Hull FC (A), 12/08 Wigan Warriors (H), 20/08 Warrington Wolves (A), 04/09 Wakefield Wildcats (H), 09/09 St. Helens (A), 17/09 Catalans Dragons (A), 25/09 Widnes Vikings (H).
Wakefield Wildcats: 05/08 Wigan Warriors (A), 14/08 Warrington Wolves (H), 21/08 Widnes Vikings (A), 04/09 Castleford Tigers (A), 18/09 Hull FC (H), 23/09 St. Helens (A).
Four of our local sides will be competing in this years Qualifiers. Leeds Rhinos and Huddersfield Giants will be fighting to remain a part of the Super League while Featherstone Rover and Batley Bulldogs will be trying to make the most of this incredibly opportunity.
Here are the fixtures…
Leeds Rhinos: 06/08 Featherstone Rovers (A), 12/08 Hull KR (H), 20/08 London Broncos (A), 02/09 Salford Red Devils (H), 09/09 Batley Bulldogs (H), 18/09 Huddersfield Giants (A), 23/09 Leigh Centurions (H).
Huddersfield Giants: 07/08 Salford Red Devils (A), 14/08 Featherstone Rovers (H), 21/08 Batley Bulldogs (A), 04/09 London Broncos (H), 10/09 Leigh Centurions (A), 18/09 Leeds Rhinos (H), 25/09 Hull KR (A).
Batley Bulldogs: 07/08 Hull KR (A), 14/08 London Broncos (A), 21/08 Huddersfield Giants (H), 04/09 Featherstone Rovers (H), 09/09 Leeds Rhinos (A), 17/09 Leigh Centurions (A), 25/09 Salford Red Devils (H).
Featherstone Rovers: 06/08 Leeds Rhinos (H), 14/08 Huddersfield Giants (A), 21/08 Leigh Centurions (H), 04/09 Batley Bulldogs (A), 11/09 Salford Red Devils (A), 18/09 Hull KR (H), 25/09 London Broncos (A).
By Sebastian Sternik