The Women’s Super League fixtures for 2018 and the seven elite teams that will take part have today been confirmed.
Bradford Bulls Women, Featherstone Rovers Ladies, Castleford Tigers Women and York City Knights Ladies will join St Helens Ladies, formerly known as Thatto Heath Ladies, and newly formed sides Leeds Rhinos Women and Wigan Warriors Women in this year’s competition.
Each team will play each other twice over 14 rounds of the regular season which will begin on April 8 and end on September 30.
The top four teams at this point 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 on Saturday, October 13 at the Manchester Regional Arena, Etihad Campus.
The season will kick-off on Sunday, April 8, when Featherstone Rovers Ladies take on Leeds Rhinos Women at the LD Nutrition Stadium (KO 12.30pm) as part of a double header fixture which will also see Featherstone Rovers take on Dewsbury Rams in the Betfred Championship.
2017 Women’s Super League and Challenge Cup winners Bradford Bulls Women will open their campaign the following week against Leeds Rhinos Women on Sunday, April 15, as Women’s Rugby League National Ambassador and Leeds Captain Lois Forsell comes head to head with her former club.
Elsewhere in the opening round, St Helens Ladies will welcome York City Knights Ladies, as newly formed Wigan Warriors Women take on 2017 Grand Finalists Featherstone Rovers Ladies.
As seven clubs are involved in the competition, each team will have two bye weeks during the season and therefore Castleford Tigers Women will open their campaign on Sunday, April 22 away at York City Knights Ladies.
The 2018 Women’s Super League fixtures are as follows –
|2||8th April 2018||Featherstone Rovers Ladies||Leeds Rhinos Women|
|1||15th April 2018||Castleford Tigers Women||BYE|
|1||15th April 2018||St Helens Women||York City Knights Ladies|
|1||15th April 2018||Bradford Bulls Women||Leeds Rhinos Women|
|1||15th April 2018||Wigan Warriors Women||Featherstone Rovers Ladies|
|2||22nd April 2018||Bradford Bulls Women||St Helens Women|
|2||22nd April 2018||York City Knights Ladies||Castleford Tigers Women|
|2||22nd April 2018||BYE||Wigan Warriors Women|
|3||29th April 2018||Castleford Tigers Women||Bradford Bulls Women|
|3||29th April 2018||St Helens Women||Featherstone Rovers Ladies|
|3||29th April 2018||Wigan Warriors Women||Leeds Rhinos Women|
|3||29th April 2018||BYE||York City Knights Ladies|
|5||6th May 2018||Castleford Tigers Women||Wigan Warriors Women|
|4||13th May 2018||Featherstone Rovers Ladies||Castleford Tigers Women|
|4||13th May 2018||Leeds Rhinos||BYE|
|4||13th May 2018||Bradford Bulls Women||York City Knights Ladies|
|4||13th May 2018||Wigan Warriors Women||St Helens Women|
|5||20th May 2018||St Helens Women||Leeds Rhinos Women|
|5||20th May 2018||York City Knights Ladies||Featherstone Rovers Ladies|
|5||20th May 2018||BYE||Bradford Bulls Women|
|6||27th May 2018||Leeds Rhinos Women||Castleford Tigers Women|
|6||10th June 2018||Featherstone Rovers Ladies||Bradford Bulls WOmen|
|6||10th June 2018||Wigan Warriors Women||York City Knights Ladies|
|6||10th June 2018||St Helens Women||BYE|
|7||17th June 2018||Castleford Tigers Women||St Helens Women|
|7||17th June 2018||Bradford Bulls Women||Wigan Warriors Women|
|7||17th June 2018||Leeds Rhinos Women||York City Knights Ladies|
|7||17th June 2018||BYE||Featherstone Rovers Ladies|
|8||24th June 2018||BYE||Castleford Tigers Women|
|8||24th June 2018||York City Knights Ladies||St Helens Women|
|8||24th June 2018||Leeds Rhinos Women||Bradford Bulls Women|
|8||24th June 2018||Featherstone Rovers Ladies||Wigan Warriors Women|
|9||8th July 2018||Leeds Rhinos Women||Featherstone Rovers Ladies|
|9||8th July 2018||St Helens Women||Bradford Bulls Women|
|9||8th July 2018||Castleford Tigers Women||York City Knights Ladies|
|9||8th July 2018||Wigan Warriors Women||BYE|
|10||12th August 2018||Bradford Bulls Women||Castleford Tigers Women|
|10||12th August 2018||Featherstone Rovers Ladies||St Helens Women|
|10||12th August 2018||Leeds Rhinos Women||Wigan Warriors Women|
|10||12th August 2018||York City Knights Ladies||BYE|
|11||19th August 2018||Castleford Tigers Women||Featherstone Rovers Ladies|
|11||19th August 2018||BYE||Leeds Rhinos Women|
|11||19th August 2018||York City Knights Ladies||Bradford Bulls Women|
|11||19th August 2018||St Helens Women||Wigan Warriors Women|
|12||9th September 2018||Wigan Warriors Women||Castleford Tigers Women|
|12||9th September 2018||Leeds Rhinos Women||St Helens Women|
|12||9th September 2018||Featherstone Rovers Ladies||York City Knights Ladies|
|12||9th September 2018||Bradford Bulls Women||BYE|
|13||16th September 2018||Bradford Bulls Women||Featherstone Rovers Ladies|
|13||16th September 2018||BYE||St Helens Women|
|13||16th September 2018||Castleford Tigers Women||Leeds Rhinos Women|
|13||16th September 2018||York City Knights Ladies||Wigan Warriors Women|
|14||30th September 2018||St Helens Women||Castleford Tigers Women|
|14||30th September 2018||Wigan Warriors Women||Bradford Bulls Women|
|14||30th September 2018||York City Knights Ladies||Leeds Rhinos Women|
|14||30th September 2018||Featherstone Rovers Ladies||BYE|