Featherstone Rovers’ fixtures announced for 2017 Kingstone Press Championship

Featherstone Rovers' ground.
Featherstone Rovers' ground.

Featherstone Rovers have been handed a tough start to the 2017 Kingstone Press Championship season with a trip to play long standing rivals Halifax at The Mbi Shay Stadium in the first fixture on Sunday, February 5, 2017.

Jon Sharp’s men face Oldham in their first home game on Sunday, February 12 and finish the regular season in France, away to newly promoted Toulouse Olympique.

Their big Easter double header sees them take on Hull KR away on the Friday and Bradford Bulls at home on the Monday.

The 2017 season sees Rugby League continue with the structure that involves the 12 Betfred Super League clubs and 12 Kingstone Press Championship clubs splitting into the Super 8s after 23 rounds to determine promotion, relegation and Grand Final glory.

Each team will play 23 games in the regular season, home and away against the other 11 clubs and following the success of the 2016 Summer Bash, all clubs will return to Bloomfield Road in Blackpool over the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May.

Sky Sports will screen selected matches from the Kingstone Press Championship in 2016, and all six matches from the Summer Bash at Blackpool will be available to watch across Sky Sports.

Featherstone Rovers’s 2017 fixtures:

Sunday, Feb 5 Halifax RLFC Away 3pm

Sunday, Feb 12 Oldham RLFC Home 3pm

Sunday, Feb 19 Batley Bulldogs Away 3pm

Sunday, Feb 26 Swinton Lions Away 3pm

Sunday, Mar 5 Rochdale Hornets Home 3pm

Sunday, Mar 12 Sheffield Eagles Away 3pm

Sunday, Mar 26 Toulouse Olympique Home 3pm

Sunday, Apr 2 Dewsbury Rams Away 3pm

Sunday, Apr 9 London Broncos 3pm

Friday, Apr 14 Hull Kingston Rovers Away 3pm

Monday, Apr 17 Bradford Bulls Home 3pm

Sunday, Apr 30 Sheffield Eagles Home 3pm

Sunday, May 7 Rochdale Hornets Away 3pm

Sunday, May 21 Dewsbury Rams Home 3pm

Saturday May 27 London Broncos (Summer Bash) 4.45pm

Sunday, Jun 4 Hull Kingston Rovers Home 3pm

Sunday, Jun 11 Bradford Bulls Away 3pm

Sunday, Jun 18 Swinton Lions Home 3pm

Sunday, Jun 25 London Broncos Away 3pm

Sunday, Jul 2 Batley Bulldogs Home 3pm

Sunday, Jul 9 Oldham RLFC Away 3pm

Sunday, Jul 16 Halifax RLFC Home 3pm

Saturday, Jul 22 Toulouse Olympique Away 3pm