Wakefield Wildcats start Super League XVII with trip to Widnes Vikings

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WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats will kick off their Super League XVII campaign on February 3 - at newly promoted Widnes Vikings in front of the Sky TV cameras.

Indeed, Wakefield feature twice on Sky in the opening four rounds, but new boss Richard Agar will have to wait until Round 5 to tackle his former club Hull FC at the KC Stadium.

Wildcats’ Round 3 game at Leeds Rhinos will not be played owing to the Rhinos’ appearance in the World Club Challenge.

Trinity will play local rivals Castleford Tigers in the Magic Weekend at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, on Saturday, May 26.

The now traditional Easter weekend clashes with Castleford Tigers and Wigan Warriors continue, while a high-summer encounter with Catalan Dragons awaits on June 30.

Wakefield also have a potentially intriguing five-match run-in to the end of the season through August and into September.

Away and home games with Cas’ and Saints are followed by clashes with Hull KR (A), Widnes (H) and Salford (A).

There are potentially eight points available there from ten that could secure or catapult the Wildcats into the play-off places.

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats’ full fixture list is:

Round 1: Feb 3 Widnes Vikings A 8pm Sky.

Round 2: Feb 12 Hull KR H 3.30pm.

Round 3: Feb 19 Leeds Rhinos A (postponed).

Round 4: Feb 25 Bradford Bulls H 6pm Sky.

Round 5: Mar 4 Hull FC A 3pm.

Round 6: Mar 11 Huddersfield Giants H 3.30pm.

Round 7: Mar 18 Warrington Wolves A 3pm.

Round 8: Mar 25 Catalan Dragons H 3.30pm.

Round 9: Mar 31 London Broncos A 5.45pm Sky.

Round 10: Apr 6 Castleford Tigers H 7.30pm.

Round 11: Apr 10 Wigan Warriors A 8pm.

Round 12: Apr 21 Salford City Reds H 5.45pm Sky.

Round 13: May 4 St Helens A 8pm.

Round 14: May 20 Warrington Wolves H 3.30pm.

Round 15: May 26 Castleford Tigers A TBC.

Round 16: Jun 3 London Broncos H 3.30pm.

Round 17: Jun 10 Hull FC H 3.30pm.

Round 18: Jun 24 Bradford Bulls A 3pm.

Round 19: Jun 30 Catalan Dragons A 6.30pm.

Round 20: Jul 8 Wigan Warriors H 3.30pm.

Round 21: Jul 22 Huddersfield Giants A 3pm.

Round 22: Jul 29 Leeds Rhinos H 3.30pm.

Round 23: Aug 5 Castleford Tigers A 3.30pm.

Round 24: Aug 12 St Helens H 3.30pm.

Round 25: Aug 19 Hull KR A 3pm.

Round 26: Sep 2 Widnes Vikings H 3.30pm.

Round 27: Sep 7 Salford City Reds A 8pm.

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