The Knights will kick off our 2021 Betfred Championship campaign at home to Toulouse Olympique on Good Friday weekend following today’s release of the 2021 fixtures.
That first encounter of the season will see the Knights lock horns with a team who, like the Knights, have recruited impressively ahead of the 2021 season. Former Super League winners Mitch Garbutt, Joseph Paulo and Dominique Peyroux have joined Sylvain Houles team and will no doubt provide a stern test for James Ford’s team in our first league match at the LNER Community Stadium.
The Knights faced Toulouse in an exciting opening encounter on the opening weekend of the 2020 Betfred Championship season and a team that has now seen the likes of Adam Cuthbertson, Morgan Smith, Kieran Dixon and Ben Jones-Bishop added to it will again take the challenge to our much-fancied French visitors.
One match that will no doubt whet the appetite of Knights fans will be the visit of Bradford Bulls to the LNER Community Stadium on the 29th August, a time when all are hoping that fans will be present in sporting stadiums across the country.
Shortly following the visit of the Bulls is a scheduled trip to France to face Toulouse in mid-September, out penultimate match of the season, before playing host to London Broncos on the final day of the regular season.
Betfred Challenge Cup Round One opponents Sheffield Eagles will visit our new home in the second match of the league campaign on the weekend of 16-18th April, four weekends after we face them at the Keepmoat Stadium as we take to the field for our first game since mid-March.
While fixtures have confirmed dates, matches played behind closed doors will have staggered kick off times and days and could be played any day across the corresponding weekend.
Details of match streams, due to be shown through the RFL’s Our League app, will be confirmed in due course with access free to our streamed home Betfred Championship matches for season ticket holders and available for a fee to other fans with arrangements for Betfred Challenge Cup matches to be confirmed.
On our kick off against Toulouse Olympique, head coach James Ford said: “We’re all looking forward to the league campaign and I think the challenge of Toulouse in round 1 will be immense but one that we’re very excited by.
“The squads across the division are superb and I’m sure the Betfred Championship supporters are in for a real treat.”
Season tickets for our first campaign in our brand new LNER Community Stadium home are available now. Call 01904 87652 or email email@example.com to get yours today!
You can download an A4 copy of our fixtures to print at home HERE!
2021 Betfred Championship Fixtures
All behind closed doors fixtures will be played across the corresponding weekend and not necessarily at the time listed below.
Betfred Challenge Cup Round One – 19th-21st March (Date TBC) – Sheffield Eagles (A) Betfred Challenge Cup Round Two – 26th – 28th March Betfred Championship Round 1 – Fri 2nd April – Toulouse Olympique (H) 3pm Betfred Challange Cup Round of Sixteen – 9th-11th April Betfred Championship Round 2 – Sun 18th April – Sheffield Eagles (H) 3pm Betfred Championship Round 3 – Sun 25th April – Swinton Lions (A) 3pm Betfred Championship Round 4 – Sun 2nd May – Dewsbury Rams (A) 3pm Betfred Championship Round 5* – Sun 9th May – Featherstone Rovers (H) 3pm Betfred Championship Round 6 – Sun 16th May – Widnes Vikings (A) 3pm Betfred Championship Round 7 – Sun 23rd May – Oldham (H) 3pm Betfred Championship Round 8 – Sun 30th May – Bradford Bulls (A) 3pm Betfred Challenge Cup & 1895 Cup Semi-Finals – 3rd-5th June Betfred Championship Round 9 – Sun 13th June – Halifax Panthers (A) 3pm Betfred Championship Round 10 – Sun 20th June – Batley Bulldogs (H) 3pm Betfred Championship Round 11 – Sun 27th June – Whitehaven (A) 3pm Betfred Championship Round 12 – Sun 4th July – Newcastle (H) 3pm Betfred Championship Round 13 – Sun 11th July – London Broncos (A) 3pm Betfred Challenge Cup & 1895 Cup Final – Sat 17th July Betfred Championship Round 14 – Sun 25th July – Swinton Lions (H) 3pm Betfred Championship Round 15 – Sun 1st August – Sheffield Eagles (A) 4.30pm Betfred Championship Round 16 – Sun 8th August – Widnes Vikings (H) 3pm Betfred Championship Round 17 – Sun 15th August – Featherstone Rovers (A) 3pm Betfred Championship Round 18 – Sun 22nd August – Whitehaven (H) 3pm Betfred Championship Round 19 – Sun 29th August – Bradford Bulls (H) 3pm Betfred Championship Round 20 – Fri 3rd September – Newcastle Thunder (A) 7.45pm Betfred Championship Round 21 – Sat 11th September – Toulouse Olympique (A) 6pm Betfred Championship Round 22 – Sun 19th September – London Broncos (H) 3pm
* Also Betfred Challenge Cup Quarter Final weekend