New Super League season kicks off on Sky Sports with St Helens v Leeds Rhinos

9th February 2017

The new Super League season kicks off tonight on Sky Sports as St Helens take on Leeds Rhinos.

With 13 titles between these illustrious sides, the pair will be out to make strong start to the season in their bid to dethrone reigning champions Wigan Warriors.

Three games will be shown exclusively live on the season's opening weekend. In addition to the season opener, Sky Sports will show Super League new boys Leigh Centurions' trip to Castleford Tigers and beaten finalists Warrington Wolves' journey to France to face Catalans Dragons.

In the World Club Challenge, 2016 champions Wigan will look to become the first British team to beat Australian opposition since 2012 when they face NRL winners Cronulla Sharks on February 19.

Week four sees several more huge clashes with a repeat of the 2016 Grand Final between Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors while beaten semi-finalists Hull FC and St Helens also square off under the lights a day later.

Other highlights include Leigh Centurions' first game in the competition at the state of the art Leigh Sports Village when they play Leeds Rhinos in week two, while local rivals, St Helens and Wigan Warriors, will meet on Good Friday.

This season will mark the competition's 20th Grand Final with the finale on 7 October.

Sky Sports Rugby League expert Brian Carney said: “With the champions Wigan promising they can get better and now a new club in Leigh to shake up the competition, I'm confident Sky Sports will bring the most fascinating season we could have wished for.”

Super League Fixtures

Thursday, February 9, 8pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
St Helens v Leeds Rhinos

Friday, February 10, 8pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Widnes Vikings v Huddersfield Giants

Saturday, February 11, 5pm
Sky Sports 3 HD
Catalans Dragons v Warrington Wolves

Thursday, February 16, 8pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Huddersfield Giants v Salford Red Devils

Friday, February 17, 8pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Leigh Centurions v Leeds Rhinos

Saturday, February 18, 8pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
World Club Challenge: Warrington Wolves v Brisbane Broncos

Sunday, February 19, 3pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
World Club Challenge: Wigan Warriors v Cronulla Sharks

Thursday, February 23, 8pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Hull FC v Catalans Dragons

Friday, February 24, 8pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Wigan Warriors v Widnes Vikings

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