With the Rugby League World Cup still in full swing and Summer Bash already being planned for, the new fixtures for the 2018 Championship have been announced.
With more strong teams than ever taking part next season every game promises to be an absolute slug fest between teams from, for the first time, two continents.
Leigh Centurions return to the Championship after their season in Super League while coming from League one we welcome Barrow Raiders, from Cumbria and the Transatlantic side of Toronto Wolfpack. Alongside teams like Featherstone Rovers, Halifax RLFC and Toulouse Olympique the Championship will be more hard fought than ever with everyone vying for those elusive top four Super 8 Qualifier positions.
Matches start, back at Trailfinders Sports Club, on the 4th of February with a home tie against Championship new boys Barrow Raiders.
February is a busy month with fixtures also at home to Featherstone Rovers before we round off the month with the visit of Toronto Wolfpack on Sunday the 25th, giving the side the chance to avenge the defeat in last year’s Challenge Cup.
Good Friday sees the visit of Toulouse Olympique for what promises to be an exciting holiday weekend.
Saturday June 9th will see London travel across the Atlantic to face Toronto Wolfpack for the first time on Canadian soil.
We round of the home season with the visit of last season’s fellow qualifiers Halifax on July 15th before rounding off the regular season with two away games at Featherstone Rovers and Barrow Raiders respectively.
The Fixture list in Full
Sun Feb 4th Barrow Raiders Home 3pm
Sunday Feb 11th Dewsbury Rams Away 3pm
Sunday Feb 18th Featherstone Rovers Home 3pm
Sunday Feb 25th Toronto Wolfpack Home 3pm
Sunday March 4th Sheffield Eagles Away 3pm
Sunday March 11th Batley Bulldogs Home 3pm
Sunday March 25th Swinton Lions Away 3pm
Friday March 30th Toulouse Olympique Home 3pm
Monday Apr 2nd Leigh Centurions Away 3pm
Sunday Apr 8th Halifax RLFC Away 3pm
Friday Apr 13th Rochdale Hornets Away 7.45pm
Saturday Apr 28th Dewsbury Rams Home 3pm
Sunday May 6th Leigh Centurions Home 3pm
Sunday May 20th Sheffield Eagles Home 3pm
Sunday May 27th Toulouse Olympique Away (Summer Bash) 1pm
Saturday June 9th Toronto Wolfpack Away 4.30pm
Sunday June 17th Rochdale Hornets Home 3pm
Sunday June 24th Swinton Lions Home 3pm
Sunday July 1st Batley Bulldogs Away 3pm
Saturday July 7th Toulouse Olympique Away 3.30pm
Sunday July 15th Halifax RLFC Home 3pm
Sunday July 22nd Featherstone Rovers Away 3pm
Sunday July 29th Barrow Raiders Away 3pm
All fixtures are subject to change throughout the season so please keep an eye on the website for any updates.