Revised Super League fixtures revealed for Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Trinity
Betfred Super League has confirmed a rejigged fixture schedule for 2020.
Venues for the first three rounds after the coronavirus shutdown have been confirmed, with Leeds Rhinos' Emerald Headingley staging three matches on Sunday, August 2 and then a pair of double-headers the following weekend, August 8 and 9.
St Helens' Totally Wicked Stadium will host all six matches on August 15 and 16, but from then on all venues are to be confirmed, though kick-off times for August 29 and 30 have been announced.
All teams are facing midweek matches and most games after August are listed for either a Thursday or Friday.
After the already-announced clash with Huddersfield Giants, Rhinos will face St Helens on August 9 before a trip to TW Stadium the following Saturday.
Castleford Tigers begin against Catalans Dragons at Headingley on Saturday, August 8 while Wakefield meet Wigan Warriors at the same ground the following afternoon.
A Super League spokesman said: "Given the exceptional and demanding financial climate, the opportunity to play in front of home crowds has been ‘front of mind’ in our fixture scheduling.
"As a result, from Round 14 Wednesday, September 30) the schedule gets busier across the final two months of the 2020 season.
"The significance of home crowds to clubs and fans also means that dates and venues in the back end of the campaign will be reviewed as the season progresses, in line with government advice and in discussion with our host broadcaster, Sky Sports."
The top-four play-offs are scheduled for mid/late-November, with the Grand Final at the end of that month.
Details of the Coral Challenge Cup have not been revealed.
Sat 8 Catalans Dragons N (H) ** 4.15pm
Sun 16 Hull FC N (A)* 6.30pm
Sat 29 Toronto Wolfpack TBC (H) 4.15pm
Thur/Fri 3/ 4 Salford Red Devils A TBC
Thur/Fri 10/11 Warrington Wolves H TBC
Thur/Fri 24/ 25 Huddersfield Giants H TBC
Wed 30 Hull FC H TBC
Thur/Fri 8/ 9 Leeds Rhinos A TBC
Wed 14 St Helens A TBC
Thur/Fri 22/ 23 Hull KR H TBC
Sun/Mon 25/ 26 Wigan Warriors A TBC
Thur/Fri 29/ 30 Huddersfield Giants A TBC
Thur/Fri 5/ 6 Leeds Rhinos H TBC
Sun/Mon 8/ 9 Salford Red Devils H TBC
Thur/Fri 12/ 13 Wakefield Trinity A TBC
** At Emerald Headingley
* At Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens
Sun 9 Wigan Warriors N (A)** 3.15
Sun 16 St Helens A 1pm
Sat/Sun 22/ 23 Catalans Dragons TBC (H) TBC
Sat 29 Warrington Wolves A (TBC) 6.30
Thur/Fri 3/ 4 Leeds Rhinos H TBC
Thur/Fri 10/ 11 Hull FC A TBC
Thur/Fri 24/ 25 Wigan Warriors A TBC
Wed 30 Toronto Wolfpack H TBC
Sat/Sun 3/ 4 Huddersfield Giants H TBC
Thur/Fri 8/ 9 St Helens H TBC
Wed 14 Catalans Dragons A TBC
Thur/Fri 22/ 23 Huddersfield Giants A TBC
Sun/Mon 25/26 Hull KR H TBC
Thur/Fri 29/ 30 Leeds Rhinos A TBC
Thur/Fri 5/ 6 Salford Red Devils H TBC
Sun/Mon 8/ 9 Toronto Wolfpack A TBC
Thur/Fri 12/ 13 Castleford Tigers H TBC
** At Emerald Headingley