Wakefield Wildcats to start season with Salford trip

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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats will kick-off their Super League XIX season with a trip to Salford Red Devils.

The Wildcats’ campaign starts at Reds on Sunday, February 16 while the first home game at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium will be the televised visit of Bradford Bulls on Thursday, February 20 (8pm).

Away days at champions Wigan Warriors and London Broncos are either side of the first Sunday home fixture of the season against Catalans Dragons. The game will kick-off at 3pm as the Wildcats break from tradition for kick-off times in 2014.

Wakefield and Castleford clash for the first time on Friday April 18 in Wakefield while the Wildcats face another local derby at Huddersfield Giants on Easter Monday.

Trinity make the journey to Catalans Dragons on July 19. The Wildcats will renew rivalries with Castleford on September 7 before closing out the season a week later against Hull KR.

Full fixtures: Sunday, Feb 16 Salford Red Devils (a) 3pm; Thurs, Feb 20 Bradford Bulls* (h) 8pm; Sun, Mar 2 Wigan Warriors (a) 3pm; Sun, Mar 9 Catalans Dragons (h) 3pm; Sat, Mar 15 London Broncos (a) 3pm; Sun, Mar 23 St Helens (h) 3pm; Sun, Mar 30 Hull KR (a) 3pm; Fri, Apr 11 Leeds Rhinos (a) 8pm; Fri, Apr 18 Castleford Tigers (h) tbc; Mon, Apr 21 Huddersfield Giants (a) 3pm; Sun, May 4 Hull FC (h) 3pm; Fri, May 9 Widnes Vikings (a) 8pm; May 17/18 Magic Weekend; Sun, May 25 Warrington Wolves (h) 3pm; Sun, Jun 1 Bradford Bulls (a) 3pm; Fri Jun 13 London Broncos (h) 8pm; Sun, Jun 22 Wigan Warriors (h) 3pm; Fri, Jun 27 Hull FC (a) 8pm; Fri, Jul 4 Leeds Rhinos (h) 8pm; Thurs, Jul 10 Widnes Vikings* (h) 8pm; Sat, Jul 19 Catalans Dragons (a) 6pm; Sun, Jul 27 Warrington Wolves (a) 3pm; Sun, Aug 3 Huddersfield Giants (h) 3pm; Fri, Aug 15 St Helens (a) 8pm; Sun, Aug 31 Salford Red Devils (h) 3pm; Sun, Sep 7 Castleford Tigers (a) 3.30pm; Sun, Sep 14 Hull KR (h) 3pm.

* Live on Sky Sports