16th February 2019, 10:36 | championship

Thunder and Dons kick off the new Betfred League 1 season

Thunder and Dons kick off the new Betfred League 1 season

The Betfred League 1 season gets underway today as Newcastle Thunder take on Doncaster in #SuperSaturday at Kingston Park.

Hosts Newcastle are much fancied to gain promotion this year after strengthening during the close-season. 

Jason Payne has added the likes of Liam Finn from Wakefield Trinity, Misi Taulapapa from Featherstone and Kieran Gill from Castleford to add to what was already a competitive side at League 1 level.

Doncaster are another side who are likely to be in contention for the play-off race come the end of the season so it’s set to be a really competitive clash on Saturday.

You can watch the action live on for free via the Our League app from 2:30pm on Saturday.

After an off-season of turmoil, Keighley Cougars will be looking forward to returning to the field as they face a tricky trip to Whitehavenon Sunday.

Elsewhere on Sunday, Oldhamhost Workington Town whilst Coventry Bears take on West Wales Raiders.