Women's Super League 2021 fixtures revealed for Castleford Tigers, Wakefield Trinity and Featherstone Rovers
DERBY RIVALS Castleford Tigers and Featherstone Rovers will do battle in round one of the 2021 Betfred Women's Super League.
The competition returns on April 18, with one live game to be shown each week on Twitch.
Wakefield are not in action in round one but mark their return to action with a local derby against Castleford on May 2.
There will be 10 rounds of fixtures during the regular season, with clubs playing each other once before the top four break away to take part in a play-off series with a Grand Final place at stake.
The remaining six teams will compete for places in the final of the Betfred Women’s Super League Shield, with both finals taking place at the Emerald Headingley Stadium on Sunday 10 October.
Thomas Brindle, Betfred Women’s Super League General Manager, said: “During the last week we have unveiled the National Lottery as a new commercial partner to the RFL and in particular Women’s and Girls’ Rugby League, we’ve published a new report demonstrating the significant social impacts of Women’s and Girls’ Rugby League – These Girls Can - and we’ve announced that October’s Grand Final will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
“Now, I’m pleased to announce that via Twitch we’ll be showing live action from the Betfred Women’s Super League every week of the regular season, with match coverage repeated later the same week on Our League. We had a really encouraging response when we showed some games on Twitch in 2019 – it takes us to a new, younger audience, with 15m daily active users and 76% of viewers aged 18-49.”
The full fixtures for the regular season are as follows: Round 1 – Sunday 18 April: Castleford Tigers v Featherstone Rovers. Round 2 – Sunday 2 May: Featherstone Rovers v Leeds Rhinos, Wakefield Trinity v Castleford Tigers. Round 3 – Sunday 16 May: Featherstone Rovers v York City Knights, Wakefield Trinity v Leeds Rhinos. Round 4 – Sunday 30 May: Wakefield Trinity v Featherstone Rovers, York City Knights v Castleford Tigers. Round 5 – Sunday 13 June: Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos, Wakefield Trinity v York City Knights. Round 6 – Sunday 20 June: Huddersfield Giants v Featherstone Rovers, Warrington Wolves v Wakefield Trinity, Wigan Warriors v Castleford Tigers. Round 7 – Sunday 4 July: Castleford Tigers v St Helens, Featherstone Rovers v Wigan Warriors, Wakefield Trinity v Huddersfield Giants. Round 8 – Sunday 11 July: Bradford Bulls v Wakefield Trinity, Huddersfield Giants v Castleford Tigers, St Helens v Featherstone Rovers. Round 9 – Sunday 18 July: Bradford Bulls v Featherstone Rovers, St Helens v Wakefield Trinity, Warrington Wolves v Castleford Tigers. Round 10 – Sunday 25 July: Castleford Tigers v Bradford Bulls, Featherstone Rovers v Warrington Wolves, Wigan Warriors v Wakefield Trinity.