In a mouth watering line up, reigning champions St Helens face arch rivals Wigan Warriors, whilst Yorkshire big guns Bradford Bulls entertain Leeds. Not only that but newcomers Hull Kingston Rovers will play their derby match with Hull at the Millennium Stadium on the weekend of May 5th/6th.
St Helens open up their defence of the minor premiership with a home game against Huddersfield on the 2nd February due to their World Club Challenge commitments, but the season proper doesn't start until the 9th February, with newly promoted Hull KR entertaining Wakefield at Craven Park.
Saints host Harlequins, Catalans travel to Grand Finalists Hull, Bradford play at home to Huddersfield while last season's surprise package Salford start off with a tricky tie against Leeds at The Willows. The pick of the round one games sees Warrington travel to Brian Noble's Wigan.
It's a mouth watering start for the Wolves, who face Wigan, Bradford and Hull in the opening 3 rounds, before a home game with St Helens in Round 5.
Hull KR will be looking for a good start with Wakefield (H), Huddersfield (A), Harlequins (H) and Wigan (A) in their opening 4 games, while Catalans face tough visits to Hull and Salford, with home ties against Wigan and Leeds sandwiched in between.