With a little over 100 days to go until the return of Super League, the full fixture schedule for the 2023 Betfred Super League season has been released.
The regular season in 2023 will see each team will play 27 fixtures – 13 home and 13 away, plus Magic Weekend at St James’ Park, Newcastle.
With 66 live games on Sky Sports in 2023, the new season kick-offs on Thursday 16 February on Sky Sports, when Warrington Wolves take on 2022’s beaten Grand Finalists, Leeds Rhinos.
The following night, live on Sky Sports, sees the promoted and newly re-named Leigh Leopards welcome former coach Paul Rowley and his Salford Red Devils team to Leigh Sports Village for the Leopards first game back in Super League.
The first weekend of broadcast games is rounded off on Saturday 18 February with Hull KR against Wigan Warriors, live on Channel 4.
Channel 4 will again broadcast 10 games free-to-air in 2023 and their first five matches will be Hull KR v Wigan Warriors (Round 1, 18 February, 1pm), Castleford Tigers v St Helens (Round 2, Sunday 26 February), Leeds Rhinos v Catalans Dragons (Round 6, Saturday 25 March), Warrington Wolves v Hull FC (Round 7, Saturday 1 April) and St Helens v Salford Red Devils (Round 12, Saturday 13 May).
Easter Weekend is set for a bumper round of fixtures as Rivals Round takes over once again, where for the first ever time, all six games will be live on Sky Sports. The action starts with a West Yorkshire rivalry as Castleford Tigers host Wakefield Trinity on Thursday 6 April.
Magic Weekend returns to St James’ Park on 3 & 4 June and tickets are on sale now with a fantastic opening offer of 50% off all categories including Weekend tickets, until Sunday 6 November.
At the end of the regular season, the Play-Off series will see the top six ranked teams fight it out to reach Old Trafford. The top two teams at the end of the regular season will be just 80 minutes from the Grand Final and receive a bye in week 1 before facing the winners from third versus sixth and fourth versus fifth.
The climax of the season, the Betfred Super League Grand Final, will once again take place at Old Trafford on Saturday 14 October. Tickets for this event will be available from Sunday 20 November. Full details will be listed at superleague.co.uk.
Super League and St Helens continue to work with the NRL to finalise arrangements for a World Club Challenge game to be held across the weekend of 18/19 February. Further announcements will be made in due course and as a result of St Helens’ possible involvement in the World Club Challenge, their Round 1 fixture against Huddersfield Giants will be postponed and re-arranged at a date later in the season.