With the fixtures for the upcoming Championship season having been released this afternoon,we look at the opening weekend and other big games throughout the season.
The opening fixture of the 2020 Championship campaign sees Leigh Centurions face Dewsbury Rams on Friday 31st January.
Relegated London Broncos kick-start their Championship season away at Bradford Bulls.
That isn’t the only major fixture on the opening weekend though, as Toulouse Olympique go head-to-head with York City Knights at the Stade Ernest Argelès.
Newly-promoted Oldham don’t get an easy start either, as they welcome Widnes Vikings to Whitebank Stadium.
2019 League One Champions ,Whitehaven, also have a home-opener against Swinton Lions.
Two Yorkshire derbies make-up the remainder of the Round One fixtures with Featherstone Rovers travelling to Batley Bulldogs, and Halifax facing last seasons 1895 Cup winners Sheffield Eagles at The Shay.
Rounds 8 and 9 take place over Easter weekend with Good Friday playing host to a huge line-up of fixtures.
Bradford and Halifax face off at Tetley’s Stadium, Sheffield travel to Featherstone, Leigh Centurions welcome Widnes to the Sports Village, and Toulouse Olympique find themselves down in the Capital facing London.
Easter Monday sees Widnes and Bradford go head-to-head, with Toulouse and Featherstone facing off on the evening of Wednesday 15th April.
Also in Round 9, London travel to Swinton on Tuesday night, with Dewsbury vs York, Halifax vs Batley and Sheffield vs Oldham rounding up Wednesday night’s games.
The Summer Bash will take place on the weekend of May 30th and 31st, with some bumper fixtures penned in for Bloomfield Road.
Batley Bulldogs kick the weekend off against Dewsbury, before Halifax and York take centre stage.
Bradford Bulls versus Featherstone Rovers is Saturday’s final game in Blackpool.
Sunday’s games start with Swinton Lions vs Oldham, with Sheffield and Whitehaven following shortly after. The event finishes with Leigh Centurions against Widnes Vikings as they did last season.
Toulouse will not be playing at Bloomfield Road this season, with their fixture against London Broncos taking place over in France as part of Super League/Championship Double-Header.
The final round of the season sees Bradford Bulls face Widnes Vikings, Leigh Centurions versus Dewsbury, Oldham welcoming London Broncos, Whitehaven travelling to Sheffield. Swinton taking on Halifax, Toulouse will look to overcome Featherstone in West Yorkshire, and Batley travel to York.
All of the 2019 Championship fixtures can be found here.