2015 sees Rugby League enter a brand new, exciting era. Gone are the days of one sided, pointless weekly rounds. From 2015 – Every minute matters. Let’s take a look at some of the stand out fixtures of 2015:
The first weekly round sees the champions St Helens play host to Catalans Dragons in a repeat of the 2014 Grand Final eliminator, and Castleford host Wakefield in a West Yorkshire derby. Round two sees Wigan host Huddersfield, whilst the following week the Giants are again away to Leeds. Cas then host Wigan in week four, before the mouth-watering clash of Warrington vs Leeds in week five.
Leeds then play host to Wigan in round six, just a day after St Helens play Warrington. What a weekend! It gets no easier for Wire the following week when they host Huddersfield. Easter weekend has all the traditional clashes – Castleford stepping in as Bradford’s replacement to take on Leeds on the Thursday. Easter Monday then sees Castleford travelling to Warrington.
Huddersfield take on St Helens in round ten. Round eleven give us another great weekend of games – Wigan vs Warrington and St Helens vs Leeds, whilst Leeds then welcome Warrington the following week. Round thirteen sees the Cheshire derby at the Halliwell Jones before Wigan take on Castleford the weekend after. Hull FC clash with St Helens in round fifteen.
After Magic Weekend, it’s Wakefield vs Leeds, before Leeds clash with Cas on the same weekend as Wigan go to Langtree Park. After hosting Wigan, St Helens then travel to Castleford in round nineteen. Round twenty gives us Wire vs Wigan and Leeds vs St Helens. Rhinos then face a trip to the DW before Warrington play St Helens in round twenty two. Finally in the final weekend, Wire travel to Castleford!
What a season this is set to be. The most open Super League ever. Bring it on, and may the best team win.