2020 Super League fixtures announced as Easter schedule is scrapped

Drew Darbyshire

The 2020 Super League fixtures have unveiled, with the double-header Easter weekend being scrapped due to player welfare concerns.

A significant change in 2020 will see teams play once across the Easter weekend, with player welfare being at the heart of the decision.

Six fixtures will span four days. Leeds will face Wakefield on Thursday, April 9, followed by the traditional Good Friday derbies, which sees Wigan travel to St Helens at 2:45pm and the Hull derby kicking off beforehand at 12:30pm. All five UK-based matches will be televised by Sky Sports.

The opening game of the Super League season will start on Thursday, January 30, with Wigan taking on local rivals Warrington at the DW Stadium.

That will be the first of 21 live games on Thursday nights selected by the host broadcaster this season.

The first of 11 selected Friday night TV games will see champions St Helens take on Salford in a Grand Final rematch.

Toronto make their Super League debut against Castleford in the first ever Super League double-header on February 2. They kick off at 2:30pm at Emerald Headingley ahead of Leeds’ season opener against Hull FC at 4.45pm.

The Wolfpack’s first home game at Lamport Stadium comes in Round 11 against Hull FC. They will play three home matches ‘on the road’ in the UK – against Castleford (round one), St Helens (round five) and Wakefield (round eight). The venues for the latter two fixtures will be confirmed in due course.

To view Super League’s 2020 fixture list in full, click here.

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