The 2018 Betfred Super League fixtures have been released and the season will kick-off on Thursday February 1 when the Betfred Super League Champions Leeds Rhinos take on Warrington Wolves at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.
The 2017 Grand Final winners will be hoping to start the defence of their title with an away win, whilst new Warrington Wolves Head Coach Steve Price will be eager to impress the home crowd when taking charge of his first ever Super League game.
2017 League Leaders’ Shield Winners Castleford Tigers will open their 2018 campaign when they travel to face St Helens at Langtree Park on Friday February 2, with St Helens out for revenge for the thrilling golden point win Castleford secured in the 2017 semi-final, one of the games of the season. Both games will be shown live on Sky Sports, who will once again be broadcasting nearly 100 games throughout the 2018 Rugby League season.
Both Hull clubs will begin the season at home, with Hull FC beginning their 2018 campaign at home against Huddersfield Giants and neighbours Hull Kingston Rovers taking on Wakefield Trinity in their first Super League game since promotion from the Championship.
Round Two of the competition will see Wigan Warriors and Hull FC take Super League on the road to Australia for the first ever time, when they will play at the WIN Stadium in Wollongong, Sydney.
The highly anticipated Easter weekend will start with a local derby between Wakefield Trinity and Castleford Tigers on Thursday March 29. The Hull derby and St Helens v Wigan Warriors will provide plenty of entertainment on Good Friday with Leeds Rhinos taking on Salford Red Devils and Widnes Vikings taking on neighbours St Helens on Easter Monday.
Sky Sports will continue to show two games a week and following feedback from supporters, media and clubs, there will now be an earlier kick-off time of 7.45pm for all televised Thursday and Friday night matches.
For the full fixture list please visit http://www.rugby-league.com/superleague/fixtures