We’re two days into 2023 but we’ve already seen the first action of the 2023 pre-season with three games coming in the last week of 2022, but there’s plenty more to come before the season gets underway in February.
The three games across the festive period saw three Super League sides in action with Wakefield Trinity being the only victorious side in their Boxing Day win over Leeds Rhinos, before a young Castleford Tigers fell to Championship favourites and local rivals Featherstone Rovers.
That still leaves nine other Super League teams primed to feature ahead of the opening round of Super League commencing in the middle of February with Leeds set to visit Warrington Wolves on the 16th.
Catalans Dragons coach, Steve McNamara, has already bemoaned the situation claiming his team are at a disadvantage due to the fact that they can’t even arrange a friendly with Toulouse on account of the Championship season starting two weeks prior to Super League.
As such the remaining French side in Super League will likely play against the French reserves according to McNamara, as reported here.
Many testimonials will feature in these games and many former players and servants to our game also being honoured as teams contest for trophies in their name, so here’s a full list of pre-season games featuring Super League sides.
Wakefield Trinity vs Halifax Panthers @ Be Well Support Stadium – 14:00
Featherstone Rovers vs Hull Kingston Rovers @ Millennium Stadium – 19:45
Leigh Leopards vs Leeds Rhinos @ Leigh Sports Village – 15:00
Bradford Bulls vs Huddersfield Giants @ Odsal – 14:00
Keighley Cougars vs Castleford Tigers @ Cougar Park – 15:00
Sheffield Eagles vs Hull FC @ Olympic Legacy Park – 15:00
Whitehaven vs Wigan Warriors @ LEL Arena – 15:00
St Helens vs Widnes Vikings @ Totally Wicked Stadium – 20:00
Barrow Raiders vs Wigan Warriors @ Matt Johnson Prestige Stadium – 15:00
Whitehaven vs Castleford Tigers @ LEL Arena – 15:00
Warrington Wolves vs Leigh Leopards @ Halliwell Jones – 17:30
Wakefield Trinity vs Hull FC @ Be Well Support Stadium – 14:00
Hull KR vs Leeds Rhinos @ Sewell Group Craven Park – 15:00
Wigan Warriors vs Salford Red Devils @ DW Stadium – 15:00
Castleford Tigers vs Huddersfield Giants @ Mend-A-Hose Jungle – 15:30
St George Illawarra Dragons vs St Helens @ WIN Stadium – 09:00
Huddersfield Giants vs Dewsbury Rams @ John Smith’s Stadium – 15:00
Hunslet vs Leeds Rhinos @ South Leeds Stadium – 15:00
The Super League season will then get underway with Warrington Wolves hosting Leeds Rhinos at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Thursday 16th February at 20:00.