Rugby League fixtures: Rhinos face tough start to the 2017 Super League campaign

Jimmy Keinhorst scores against Leigh.

Jimmy Keinhorst scores against Leigh.

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LEEDS RHINOS will begin their Betfred Super League campaign next year with successive away games, both in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

Rhinos start against St Helens at Langtree Park in Super League’s opening fixture on Thursday, February 9.

They then visit Leigh Centurions – in the promoted club’s first match back in the top-flight – on Friday, February 17.

That fixture has been brought forward from April’s round 11 when Leeds – plus the other teams from the Qualifiers this year – will be involved in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

Rhinos’ first home game is against Salford Red Devils on Friday, February 24.

Castleford Tigers begin with a Sky-televised game at home to Leigh on Friday, February 10.

They have the following weekend off – due to a break for the Dacia World Club Series – before their opening away match at Warrington Wolves, on February 24.

Wakefield Trinity – who have dropped Wildcats from their name – have been handed a tough opener at home to Challenge Cup holders Hull on Sunday, February 12.

They travel to Huddersfield Giants on Friday, February 24 and have a trip to Saints – in front of the Sky TV cameras – a week later.

There will again be a double round of matches over the Easter weekend next year.

A similar pile-up the following month will allow the season to finish a week early, giving England extra time to prepare for the World Cup.

Good Friday, April 14, will see Castleford take on Wakefield and Rhinos visit Hull. On Easter Monday, Leeds are at home to Widnes, Cas visit St Helens and Wakefield play host to Wigan.

Leeds (against Warrington), Castleford (v Widnes) and Wakefield (against Huddersfield) are all at home on Friday, May 26 and travel three days later - on Spring Bank Holiday Monday, May 29 - to Widnes, Leigh and Wigan respectively.

Leeds back up the following Friday at home to Leigh.

Meanwhile, Batley Bulldogs, Dewsbury Rams and Featherstone Rovers will all begin their Kingstone Press Championship campaign away from home.

Batley - under new coach Matt Diskin - travel to France to take on newly-promoted Toulouse Olympique on Saturday, February 4.

The following day Dewsbury open away to the other promoted team Rochdale Hornets and Featherstone start at Halifax.

Hunslet RLFC will begin their League One campaign under new coach James Coyle with a home game against the University of Gloucestershire All Golds.

They will travel to the Toronto Wolfpack on June 24.

Leeds Rhinos

FEBRUARY

09 St Helens A8pm

17 Leigh Centurions A8pm

24 Salford Red Devils H8pm

MARCH

02 Castleford Tigers A8pm

10 Catalans Dragons H8pm

17 Wakefield Trinity H8pm

24 Huddersfield Giants A8pm

31 Wigan Warriors H8pm

APRIL

07 Warrington Wolves A8pm

14 Hull FC ATBC

17 Widnes Vikings HTBC

27 Huddersfield Giants H8pm

MAY

06 Catalans Dragons A6pm

21 Castleford Tigers MW5.30pm

26 Warrington Wolves H8pm

29 Widnes Vikings ATBC

JUNE

02 Leigh Centurions H8pm

11 Wakefield Trinity A3pm

23 Castleford Tigers H8pm

29 St Helens H8pm

JULY

09 Salford Red Devils A3pm

14 Hull FC H8pm

21 Wigan Warriors A8pm

Castleford Tigers

FEBRUARY

10 Leigh Centurions H8pm

24 Warrington Wolves A8pm

MARCH

02 Leeds Rhinos H8pm

12 Widnes Vikings A3pm

19 Salford Red Devils A3pm

26 Catalans Dragons H3.30pm

31 Huddersfield Giants H8pm

APRIL

06 Wigan Warriors A8pm

14 Wakefield Trinity H TBC

17 St Helens A3pm

23 Hull FC A 3pm

29 Wigan Warriors H7pm

MAY

04 Huddersfield Giants A 8pm

21 Leeds Rhinos MW5.30pm

26 Widnes Vikings H 8pm

29 Leigh Centurions ATBC

JUNE

04 St Helens H 3.30pm

11 Warrington Wolves H3.30pm

23 Leeds Rhinos A 8pm

JULY

01 Hull FC H7pm

06 Wakefield Trinity A8pm

16 Salford Red Devils H 3.30pm

22 Catalans Dragons A6pm

Wakefield Trinity

FEBRUARY

12 Hull FC H3pm

24 Huddersfield Giants A8pm

MARCH

03 St Helens A8pm

12 Salford Red Devils H3pm

17 Leeds Rhinos A8pm

23 Leigh Centurions H8pm

APRIL

01 Catalans Dragons A6pm

07 Widnes Vikings H8pm

14 Castleford Tigers ATBC

17 Wigan Warriors HTBC

22 Warrington Wolves ATBC

30 Catalans Dragons H3pm

MAY

06 Leigh Centurions A6pm

20 Widnes Vikings MWTBC

26 Huddersfield Giants H8pm

29 Wigan Warriors ATBC

JUNE

03 Salford Red Devils ATBC

11 Leeds Rhinos H3pm

23 Hull FC A8pm

JULY

01 Warrington Wolves H6.30pm

06 Castleford Tigers H8pm

14 Widnes Vikings A8pm

23 St Helens H3pm

Batley Bulldogs

FEBRUARY

04 Toulouse Olympique A3pm

12 Halifax RLFC H3pm

19 Featherstone Rovers H3pm

26 Sheffield Eagles A 3pm

MARCH

05 Swinton Lions H 3pm

12 Bradford Bulls A3pm

26 Oldham RLFC H3pm

APRIL

02 Hull Kingston Rovers A3pm

09 Rochdale Hornets H3pm

14 Dewsbury Rams A3pm

17 London Broncos H3pm

30 Halifax RLFC A3pm

MAY

07 Hull Kingston Rovers H3pm

21 Oldham RLFC A3pm

29 Dewsbury Rams SB 5.15pm

JUNE

04 Toulouse Olympique H3pm

11 Swinton Lions A3pm

18 Sheffield Eagles H3pm

25 Rochdale Hornets A3pm

JULY

02 Featherstone Rovers A3pm

09 Dewsbury Rams H3pm

16 Bradford Bulls H3pm

23 London Broncos A3pm

Dewsbury Rams

FEBRUARY

05 Rochdale Hornets A3pm

12 Swinton Lions H3pm

18 Toulouse Olympique A3pm

26 London Broncos H3pm

MARCH

05 Oldham A3pm

12 Hull Kingston Rovers H3pm

26 Bradford Bulls A3pm

APRIL

02 Featherstone Rovers H3pm

09 Halifax A3pm

14 Batley Bulldogs H3pm

17 Sheffield Eagles A3pm

30 Oldham H3pm

MAY

07 Halifax H3pm

21 Featherstone Rovers A3pm

29 Batley Bulldogs SB5.15pm

JUNE

04 Bradford Bulls H3pm

11 London Broncos A3pm

18 Hull Kingston Rovers A3pm

25 Toulouse Olympique H3pm

JULY

02 Rochdale Hornets H3pm

09 Batley Bulldogs A3pm

16 Swinton Lions A3pm

23 Sheffield Eagles H3pm

Featherstone Rovers

FEBRUARY

05 Halifax A3pm

12 Oldham H3pm

19 Batley Bulldogs A3pm

26 Swinton Lions A3pm

MARCH

05 Rochdale Hornets H3pm

12 Sheffield Eagles A3pm

26 Toulouse Olympique H3pm

APRIL

02 Dewsbury Rams A3pm

09 London Broncos H3pm

14 Hull Kingston Rovers A3pm

17 Bradford Bulls H3pm

30 Sheffield Eagles H3pm

MAY

07 Rochdale Hornets A3pm

21 Dewsbury Rams H3pm

28 London Broncos SB4.45pm

JUNE

04 Hull Kingston Rovers H3pm

11 Bradford Bulls A3pm

18 Swinton Lions H3pm

25 London Broncos A3pm

JULY

02 Batley Bulldogs H3pm

09 Oldham A3pm

16 Halifax H3pm

22 Toulouse Olympique A3pm

Hunslet

MARCH

05 Uni of Gloucestershire H3pm

12 Hemel Stags A2pm

26 Whitehaven H3pm

APRIL

09 South Wales Ironmen H3pm

14 Keighley Cougars A3pm

MAY

07 North Wales Crusaders H3pm

14 Oxford A2pm

21 Workington Town H3pm

JUNE

05 Barrow Raiders A6.30pm

18 Doncaster A3pm

24 Toronto Wolfpack ATBC

JULY

02 Coventry Bears H3pm

08 London Skolars A3pm

16 Newcastle Thunder H3pm

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