Women’s 2021 fixtures confirmed

The Betfred Women’s Super League returns on Sunday 18th April and Wigan Warriors’ fixtures have been confirmed.

The RFL, in association with In Touch productions, will show one live game each week via Twitch.

In the opening round of fixtures, reigning champions Leeds Rhinos entertain York City Knights as part of a double-header featuring a local derby between Castleford Tigers and Featherstone Rovers. Both games will take place behind closed doors at Sport Park Weetwood, Leeds, whilst at Warrington’s Victoria Park the Wolves take on Wigan Warriors and Bradford Bulls will play St Helens in the other Round 1 fixtures.

Warrington Wolves are one of the newcomers to the expanded, 10-club competition, the other being Huddersfield Giants who will make their Betfred Women’s Super League bow against the Wolves a fortnight later in Round 2.

The repeat of the 2019 Grand Final between Castleford and Leeds is scheduled for Sunday 13th June, when there will be another derby across the Pennines as St Helens face Wigan.

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 10th October.

Thomas Brindle, Betfred Women’s Super League General Manager, says: “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 18th April 

  • Bradford Bulls v St Helens
  • Castleford Tigers v Featherstone Rovers
  • Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves
  • Leeds Rhinos v York City Knights

Round 2 – Sunday 2nd May 

  • Wigan Warriors v Bradford Bulls
  • St Helens v Huddersfield Giants
  • Featherstone Rovers v Leeds Rhinos
  • Wakefield Trinity v Castleford Tigers

Round 3 – Sunday 16th May 

  • Bradford Bulls v Huddersfield Giants
  • Featherstone Rovers v York City Knights
  • Wakefield Trinity v Leeds Rhinos
  • Warrington Wolves v St Helens

Round 4 – Sunday 30th May 

  • Huddersfield Giants v Wigan Warriors
  • Wakefield Trinity v Featherstone Rovers
  • Warrington Wolves v Bradford Bulls
  • York City Knights v Castleford Tigers

Round 5 – Sunday 13th June 

  • Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos
  • Huddersfield Giants v Warrington Wolves
  • St Helens v Wigan Warriors
  • Wakefield Trinity v York City Knights

Round 6 – Sunday 20th June 

  • Bradford Bulls v Leeds Rhinos
  • Huddersfield Giants v Featherstone Rovers
  • Warrington Wolves v Wakefield Trinity
  • Wigan Warriors v Castleford Tigers
  • York City Knights v St Helens

Round 7 – Sunday 4th July 

  • Bradford Bulls v York City Knights
  • Castleford Tigers v St Helens
  • Featherstone Rovers v Wigan Warriors
  • Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves
  • Wakefield Trinity v Huddersfield Giants

Round 8 – Sunday 11th July 

  • Bradford Bulls v Wakefield Trinity
  • Huddersfield Giants v Castleford Tigers
  • St Helens v Featherstone Rovers
  • Wigan Warriors v Leeds Rhinos
  • York City Knights v Warrington Wolves

Round 9 – Sunday 18th July 

  • Bradford Bulls v Featherstone Rovers
  • Leeds Rhinos v Huddersfield Giants
  • St Helens v Wakefield Trinity
  • Warrington Wolves v Castleford Tigers
  • Wigan Warriors v York City Knights

Round 10 – Sunday 25th July 

  • Castleford Tigers v Bradford Bulls
  • Featherstone Rovers v Warrington Wolves
  • Leeds Rhinos v St Helens
  • Wigan Warriors v Wakefield Trinity
  • York City Knights v Huddersfield Giants