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Women's Super League, Championship And League 1 Fixtures Announced

They've been released to mark International Women's Day

Women’s Rugby League will be bigger and better than ever in 2019 – kicking off with a blockbuster opening Sunday featuring all three domestic leagues on April 7.

Wigan Warriors, who were Women’s Super League Champions in 2018, will launch their title defence at home to local rivals St Helens –streamed live on the Our League app and website, part of more coverage of the women’s game than ever before in 2019.

Newcomers to Super League, Wakefield Trinity, will make their debut with a tough trip to face the Challenge Cup holders Leeds Rhinos at Weetwood.

Elsewhere in Round One, York City Knights will face Castleford Tigers and Bradford Bulls welcome Featherstone Rovers to Odsal Stadium as part of a double header fixture which will also see Bradford Bulls men’s side take on Dewsbury Rams in the Betfred Championship.

In the Women’s Championship, newly created side Warrington Wolves will travel to face Barrow in their first competitive fixture and Huddersfield Giants, who enter the competition for the first time in 2019 after fielding an Under 19s side last year, travel to face Widnes Vikings.

Oulton Raidettes welcome Leigh Miners Rangers and an all-Yorkshire fixture between Hull FC and Stanningley will round off the opening weekend of the Championship competition.

Nine teams will take part in the 2019 Women’s League 1 – Cutsyke, East Leeds, Halifax, Hull KR, Keighley Albion, Rochdale Hornets, West Leeds Eagles Ladies, Whitley Bay Barbarians and Wigan St Patricks.

In both Women’s Super League and Championship, each team will play each other home and away over 14 rounds of the regular season. In League 1, as nine clubs are involved in the competition, clubs will have a number of bye weeks during the season.

In all three leagues the season will begin on April 7 and end on September 29. The top four teams in Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship will then enter into semi-final play-offs, with first place playing fourth and second playing third, before the Women’s Super League Grand Final and Championship Grand Final both take place on Sunday, October 13 at Emerald Headingley Stadium.

Women’s League 1 will follow the same format for the closing stages of the season with a final venue to be announced at a later date.  

The Coral Women’s Challenge Cup, which will take place alongside the domestic league competitions, is expected to be bigger and better in 2019 as more teams than ever before enter.

The Women’s Final will take place as part of a triple header event alongside the Coral Challenge Cup men’s semi-finals at the University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday, July 27.

Round One, which takes place on Sunday, May 5 will feature sixteen teams – eight teams from the Women’s Championship and eight teams who progress through the preliminary qualifying round.

All eight Women’s Super League teams will then enter in Round Two which takes place on Sunday, May 26. The quarter-finals will be played on Sunday, June 6 and semi-finals on Sunday, July 7.

Selected fixtures from across both the Women’s Super League and Coral Women’s Challenge Cup will be streamed live on the Our League app and website. Further details will be announced in due course.

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Women’s Super League Fixtures in full:

 

Date

Home

 

Away

R1

7th April

Wigan Warriors

v

St Helens

   

Bradford Bulls

v

Featherstone Rovers

   

Leeds Rhinos

v

Wakefield Trinity

   

York City Knights

v

Castleford Tigers

R2

14th April

Wigan Warriors

v

Castleford Tigers

   

York City Knights

v

Wakefield Trinity

   

Featherstone Rovers

v

Leeds Rhinos

   

St Helens

v

Bradford Bulls

R3

28th April

York City Knights

v

Wigan Warriors

   

Castleford Tigers

v

Leeds Rhinos

   

Bradford Bulls

v

Wakefield Trinity

   

St Helens

v

Featherstone Rovers

R4

12th May

Wigan Warriors

v

Leeds Rhinos

   

York City Knights

v

Bradford Bulls

   

Castleford Tigers

v

St Helens

   

Wakefield Trinity

v

Featherstone Rovers

R5

2nd June

Wigan Warriors

v

Featherstone Rovers

   

Wakefield Trinity

v

St Helens

   

Bradford Bulls

v

Castleford Tigers

   

York City Knights

v

Leeds Rhinos

R6

30th June

Wakefield Trinity

v

Wigan Warriors

   

Featherstone Rovers

v

Castleford Tigers

   

St Helens

v

York City Knights

   

Bradford Bulls

v

Leeds Rhinos

R7

21st July

Bradford Bulls

v

Wigan Warriors

   

Leeds Rhinos

v

St Helens

   

Featherstone Rovers

v

York City Knights

   

Castleford Tigers

v

Wakefield Trinity

R8

4th August

Featherstone Rovers

v

Wigan Warriors

   

St Helens

v

Wakefield Trinity

   

Castleford Tigers

v

Bradford Bulls

   

Leeds Rhinos

v

York City Knights

R9

11th August

Castleford Tigers

v

Wigan Warriors

   

Wakefield Trinity

v

York City Knights

   

Leeds Rhinos

v

Featherstone Rovers

   

Bradford Bulls

v

St Helens

R10

17th August

Leeds Rhinos

v

Castleford Tigers

 

18th August

Wigan Warriors

v

York City Knights

   

Wakefield Trinity

v

Bradford Bulls

   

Featherstone Rovers

v

St Helens

R11

1st September

Wigan Warriors

v

Wakefield Trinity

   

Castleford Tigers

v

Featherstone Rovers

   

York City Knights

v

St Helens

   

Leeds Rhinos

v

Bradford Bulls

R12

8th September

Wigan Warriors

v

Bradford Bulls

   

St Helens

v

Leeds Rhinos

   

York City Knights

v

Featherstone Rovers

   

Wakefield Trinity

v

Castleford Tigers

R13

15th September

St Helens

v

Wigan Warriors

   

Featherstone Rovers

v

Bradford Bulls

   

Wakefield Trinity

v

Leeds Rhinos

   

Castleford Tigers

v

York City Knights

R14

29th September

Leeds Rhinos

v

Wigan Warriors

   

Bradford Bulls

v

York City Knights

   

St Helens

v

Castleford Tigers

   

Featherstone Rovers

v

Wakefield Trinity

Semi-Finals – 6th October

Women’s Super League Grand Final – 13th October (Emerald Headingley Stadium)

Women’s Championship Fixtures

Round

Date

Home

Away

R1

7th April

Barrow

Warrington Wolves

 

 

Hull FC

Stanningley

 

 

Oulton Raidettes

Leigh Miners Rangers

 

 

Widnes Vikings

Huddersfield Giants

R2

14th April

Huddersfield Giants

Oulton Raidettes

 

 

Leigh Miners Rangers

Hull FC

 

 

Stanningley

Barrow

 

 

Warrington Wolves

Widnes Vikings

R3

28th April

Barrow

Leigh Miners Rangers

 

 

Hull FC

Huddersfield Giants

 

 

Oulton Raidettes

Widnes Vikings

 

 

Warrington Wolves

Stanningley

R4

12th May

Huddersfield Giants

Barrow

 

 

Oulton Raidettes

Warrington Wolves

 

 

Leigh Miners Rangers

Stanningley

 

 

Widnes Vikings

Hull FC

R5

2nd June

Barrow

Widnes Vikings

 

 

Hull FC

Oulton Raidettes

 

 

Stanningley

Huddersfield Giants

 

 

Warrington Wolves

Leigh Miners Rangers

R6

30th June

Huddersfield Giants

Leigh Miners Rangers

 

 

Hull FC

Warrington Wolves

 

 

Oulton Raidettes

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