Super League is back

It’s the moment we’ve waited four months to savour… confirmation of when and where we’ll be restarting the 2020 Super League season.

Cancel whatever else you planned to do at 3.15pm on Sunday 9th August – that’s the long-awaited date when our Super League season resumes at Emerald Headingley Stadium as we take on Wakefield Trinity in the first of our behind-closed-doors fixtures at neutral venues.

There’s a high quality fixture in our second weekend of action, as Leeds Rhinos provide the opposition on Saturday 15th August (6.30pm KO) at the Totally Wicked Stadium; a truly unique moment as the home of our dearest rivals St Helens becomes our designated ‘home’ venue for the night.

Wigan’s 2020 Super League restart fixtures.

Click HERE to see the newly updated fixture page on our website.

Beyond those opening weekends, the remaining venues are still to be confirmed, but we expect further announcements very shortly and will continue to communicate those with you via all of our online channels.

All of the games played in August (and likely many more in September) are being played at bio-secure neutral venues, with triple headers played each day over the course of a weekend.

The action will be played under revised rules in line with Covid-19 precautions, with no scrums for the remainder of 2020 and the introduction of the ‘six again’ rule, which has been well received since it was adopted by the NRL in a bid to keep play flowing after minor indiscretions.

Fans will be able to watch every minute of every game from home in August, with Super League’s live broadcast partners Sky Sports confirming their intention to show all 21 games that month.

The hope remains that supporters will be allowed to return for fixtures later in the season in some capacity, hence why the balance of midweek fixtures have been scheduled for the final two months of the season.

The regular season concludes on Thursday 12th/Friday 13th November when we’re due to travel to Hull FC, and the campaign then comes to a crescendo with a top four Play-Off, featuring Semi-Finals and the Grand Final to see the champions crowned by the end of that month.

Season Ticket Holders are advised that an important update will follow very shortly regarding their options in light of games that they will unfortunately be unable to attend due to the amended fixture list.

We can’t wait to have Super League back – and even more so for the point in the season when we look forward to welcoming our loyal fans back to the DW Stadium.

Thursday 16 July 2020