Women's Super League to make long-awaited return on Sunday
Castleford Tigers and Featherstone Rovers will end their long-awaited return to action when the derby rivals go head-to-head in the Women’s Super League on Sunday.
The contest, which kicks off at 12pm, will be one of the first competitive fixtures in the women’s game since the 2019 Women’s Super League Grand Final.
The Tigers, who won the League Leaders’ Shield in 2019, were beaten by Leeds Rhinos in the showpiece event in October.
The 2020 league season never even got the chance to kick off, with the start date scheduled after the country had been placed into lockdown due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Twitch has partnered with the competition this year and will show one live game each week.
Warrington Wolves’ - who were admitted to the league ahead of the abandoned 2020 campaign - fixture with Wigan Warriors at 12pm has been selected for live coverage.
Huddersfield Giants were also promoted to the division ahead of last year but will not be in action in round one.
Two more fixtures will take place on Sunday as Leeds Rhinos launch their title defence against York City Knights while Bradford Bulls, the inaugural Super League champions in 2017, take on St Helens. Both games kick off at 3pm.
The derby between the Tigers and Rovers will be one of two games to be played behind closed doors at Sport Park Weetwood, Leeds while Warrington’s Victoria Park will host the other two fixtures.
Featherstone’s and Castleford’s district rivals Wakefield Trinity will also be in the competition this year but are not in action on Sunday.
They make their return the following week as they take on York City Knights in the Challenge Cup.