April is upon us. March saw the return of Super League and April will see the new campaign truly get into gear following a detour to the Challenge Cup.
But which games are Sky Sports set to show in the month of April having shown all 12 fixtures in Round 1 and 2?
Here’s every game you can watch on Sky Sports from now until the end of April.
Thursday 15th April – Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors
The next Super League game to hit Sky Sports is always a seismic clash no matter the season. Leeds and Wigan are two of the biggest teams in British rugby league and the pair have been two of the most successful in Super League history contesting two Grand Finals against each other. In 2021, both will be looking to return to the title decider and as the early table takes shape both will be looking to get an early blow in on their rival. It should be a great game.
Friday 16th April – Hull KR v Huddersfield Giants
Friday then sees two teams looking for their first league win of the season butt heads. Hull KR very nearly pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in Super League history when they battled back from 28-4 to take Catalans to golden point only to lose. They then put in a valiant effort against Champions St Helens in defeat. They’ll take on a Huddersfield side who have struggled without talisman Aidan Sezer in the opening rounds. If he returns for this clash, they could very well put the Rovers to the sword.
Saturday 17th April – Catalans Dragons v Salford Red Devils
Catalans have beaten both Hull KR and Huddersfield. They will be looking to make it three wins from three to start the season at home live on Sky against a Salford side still searching for a first league win under new coach Richard Marshall. Catalans will go into the game favourites but Salford have shown over the last two years that it’s silly to write them off.
Thursday 22nd April – Huddersfield Giants v St Helens
Huddersfield’s tough start doesn’t get any easier when they host Champions St Helens. Last year the Giants pulled off a huge victory in a hard-fought 12-10 triumph away at St Helens so know how to beat Kristian Woolf’s men. However, the Saints have impressed so far this year with a 100% record.
Friday 23rd April – Hull FC v Wakefield Trinity
Speaking of 100% starts, Hull have been superb in the first two games of the season beating both Huddersfield and Salford with ease. They’ll take on Wakefield who at this moment remain winless. They’ll find it hard against the Black and Whites but are always difficult to beat especially when Tom Johnstone plays.
Saturday 24th April – Catalans Dragons v Warrington Wolves
Round 4 on Sky concludes as two play-off hopefuls meet in what should be a titanic battle. In a repeat of the 2018 Challenge Cup Final. Catalans will look to continue their impressive start against a Warrington team who in the first two games have been a mixed bag.
Thursday 29th April – Wigan Warriors v Hull FC
Round 5 starts with a bang as two early title challengers meet at the DW Stadium. Both have won their opening games and many would expect them both to be kicking around top spot by the end of the month. It should be a seismic clash.
Friday 30th April – Salford Red Devils v Castleford Tigers
The month concludes with a battle between two sides who’ve produced differing starts to the season. Salford have failed to register a win and have only scored 10 points whilst the Tigers have beaten two play-off rivals with solid and professional performances. This is a game they cannot afford to lose if they want to stay near the top of the table.