New sponsors for the league were announced in January 2018, and the league will be known as the Betfred Championship until the end of 2019. To achieve this the team finishing 11th will not be relegated and the team finishing bottom will play-off against the League 1 team that loses the League 1 promotion final to decide which team will play in the Championship for 2019. The Dacia Magic Weekend will be played on the second Bank Holiday weekend in May Round 16 with fixtures and the venue for the 2019 festival to be confirmed next week. Whilst we may be in the midst of an enthralling Test series with New Zealand, the Super League fixtures for the 2019 season are to be announced at 12pm midday. Thompson admits complacency set in towards the end of his first stint at the club from 2014 to 2017 but is adamant that will not happen this time around. As reported in League Express on Monday November 5th , Minor Premiers St Helens and Grand Final winners Wigan will kick-off the 2019 Super League season on Thursday, January 31. The full fixtures for the 2019 season will be announced at 12pm today, with confirmation of three meetings between the rivals in 2019.
With points reset to zero, after each side has played each other once the top three teams will qualify for in 2019. Old Trafford will stage the 22nd Grand Final on Saturday October 12, the culmination of a return to the Top Five Play-Offs which produced the original Grand Final in 1998. Super League Grand Final winners Wigan Warriors are understood to be starting the season and their new era against rivals St Helens who are likely to be the favourites again to win at Old Trafford, having fallen short this year after finishing top of the pile at the conclusion of the regular season. But let's not forget we are in an international week and there will be plenty of build-up towards England's third and final Test against New Zealand this Sunday at Elland Road. Stay tuned for the full list and all the analysis. And then to follow it up with a Hull derby? The teams consist of nine of the 12 teams from , the champions of the season, the , and the champion of the League One playoffs,. Then, after Wigan face Sydney Roosters in the World Club Challenge on February 17, the third full round of Betfred Super League fixtures sees another triple-header on Sky Sports — Wakefield hosting Catalans on Thursday 21, the first St Helens versus Leeds fixture of the season on Friday 22, and a first televised match of the season for the Broncos at home to Castleford on Saturday 23.
Saints, who finished top of the regular season table in 2018, will host the Warriors on Thursday, 31 January. Details of the The Dacia Magic Weekend, including fixtures and venue will be confirmed next week, but it is known that it will be played on the second Bank Holiday weekend in May Round 16. With Hull and Rovers also meeting in round one, organiser hope it ensures an attractive set of opening fixtures, with both games likely to be televised. The 2018 season is the fourth to consist of the structure combining the Championship and Super League three-quarters of the way through the season. .
That will be one of three Friday night fixtures with Castleford Tigers hosting Catalans Dragons and Salford Red Devils travelling to Huddersfield Giants. Each team will play 29 fixtures — 14 at home and 14 away, plus the Magic round — meaning they play seven of the other 11 teams three times, and the other four twice. Warrington, beaten in the Grand Final and Challenge Cup final in 2018, host Leeds on 2 February and promoted London start at home to Wakefield a day later. Each team will play 29 fixtures — 14 at home and 14 away, plus the Magic round — meaning they play seven of the other 11 teams three times, and the other four twice. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The bookmakers, , extended their sponsorship of rugby league to include the Championship and as well as Super League.
Media playback is not supported on this device Wigan beat Warrington in Super League Grand Final will start the 2019 Super League season with a trip to rivals St Helens. This article needs additional citations for. And then to follow it up with a Hull derby? The third televised game of the opening weekend sees Warrington Wolves take on Leeds Rhinos at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Saturday February 2 — this pattern of three Sky matches per weekend continues well into March. The new system will see the 12 Super League teams play one another home and away, plus six additional fixtures and the Magic Weekend, which will be held on the weekend of 25-26 May with the venue to be announced next week. A five-team play-off series will then culminate in a Grand Final to crown the Super League champions at Old Trafford on Saturday, 12 October. Welcome to today's Rugby League live blog as we bring you all the news and rumours from around the Super League and beyond.
The traditional pre-season game has become a firm fixture once again in recent years, but makes little sense to either club with an appetite for the match no doubt unable to be met with a league clash just weeks later. The Warriors, under new coach Adrian Lam, will travel to the Totally Wicked Stadium to launch their defence of the title in what looks set to be an action packed opening round. A new season, a new structure This is the first season since the Super 8s format, which saw the league split after 23 games, The team finishing bottom will be relegated to the Championship and replaced by the winner of the second tier's Grand Final. The two sides are busy at work in training and we'll have all the latest pictures and updates from the camps. This is a 23rd round of fixtures which replicates Super League's concept for the Championship sides. The 2018 Championship features 12 teams, which all play one another twice in the regular season, once at home, and once away, totalling 22 games. Round 10 Super League 2019 fixtures remaining games Thursday 11 April 2019 Huddersfield Giants vs Castleford Tigers John Smiths Stadium 7.
Points earned during the regular season are carried forward and after seven more games the top two clubs play in the shield final. The star playmaker missed the end of the 2018 season due to a head knock and has had to visit a specialist several times in recent months in a bid to get the all clear. Find sources: — · · · · January 2018 Betfred Championship 2018 League Duration 23 rounds followed by a league split into Super 8s for 7 more fixtures Teams 12 Highest attendance 38,881 vs 19 May Lowest attendance 312 vs 13 April Broadcast partners and for Toronto Games 2018 season Biggest home win 80—4 1 July Biggest away win 6—72 15 July 6—72 29 July The 2018 Rugby Football League Championship is a competition played primarily in the , one tier below the first tier. The second round of fixtures sees new Wigan coach Adrian Lam come up against Australian compatriot David Furner, who has been appointed Leeds head coach, on Friday, 8 February. The losers of the Million Pound Game together with the teams finishing sixth, seventh and eighth in the Qualifiers will play in the.
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