Betfred Super League Rivals Round announced
Round 20 (19-22 August) of the Betfred Super League season will see Rugby League’s biggest rivals go head-to-head in Rivals Round.
Amongst the six fixtures, the round will see Wigan Warriors host St Helens, Castleford Tigers host Wakefield Trinity and of course, the Hull Derby.
In a change to norm, due to current Covid restrictions, the “traditional” Easter fixtures have been moved back in the season in the hope that bumper crowds of fans will be able to cheer on their team from the stands.
These games have provided some of the most enduring moments in Super League over the years and with no doubt all to play for just five rounds from the end of the regular season, these games will again create some memorable moments.
The Rhinos face Huddersfield Giants on Rivals Round weekend. The two teams were founding clubs of the Northern Union back in 1895 and have battled against each other for over 125 years. Whilst there has not been much tradition rivalry between the two clubs off the field in recent decades, on the field the sides have fought out some titanic battles the last few years.
Everyone recalls where they were on the night Ryan Hall wrote his name into the record books back in 2015 at the John Smith’s Stadium but the previous two games that season in the league had produced a 24-24 draw at Huddersfield and a dramatic 28-24 win for the Rhinos at Emerald Headingley.
2018 brought two more close games with a draw and a narrow win for the Giants this time and incredibly last season, both games were decided by Luke Gale drop goals.
Rivals Round fixtures in full;
Castleford Tigers v Wakefield Trinity (Mend-a-Hose Jungle)
Hull FC v Hull KR (KCOM Stadium)
Leeds Rhinos v Huddersfield Giants (Emerald Headingley Stadium)
Leigh Centurions v Salford Red Devils (Leigh Sports Village)
Warrington Wolves v Catalans Dragons (Halliwell Jones Stadium)
Wigan Warriors v St Helens (DW Stadium)
(to be played the weekend of 19-22 August. Dates and kick-off times to be announced in due course)