Fixtures confirmed for rounds 6, 7 & 8
Betfred Super League is pleased to confirm the fixtures for Rounds 6, 7 and 8 of the 2021 season, including the Sky Sports broadcast schedule.
With the UK government’s roadmap setting Monday 17 May as the earliest date fans are expected to return to stadia, a number of clubs have opted to move their fixtures to this date to hopefully be able to welcome fans back into stadiums for the first time in over fourteen months*.
Leeds Rhinos will kick off round 6 when they face Wakefield Trinity at Emerald Headingley Stadium on Friday 14 May (7:45 KO).
On Monday 17 May, Sky Sports will broadcast Warrington Wolves versus Huddersfield Giants at the Halliwell Jones Stadium – a fixture which could be one of the first sporting events to welcome fans back this year.
Ken Davy, interim executive chairman, Super League, said “We can’t wait to see our passionate fans back in grounds cheering their team on. We’ve waited a long time and that day cannot come soon enough, we will be another step closer to some kind of normality. We’re grateful for Sky Sports continued support and flexibility.”
Warrington Wolves, chief executive, Karl Fitzpatrick added: "The game on the 17th is going to be special. Back playing in front of our loyal supporters is going to be a ‘I was there moment’ and to do this in front of the Sky Sports cameras makes it all the more special. We’ve waited a long time for this and there has been so much hard work and sacrifice to get to this point, I think it will be an emotional evening."
*15 March 2020, Castleford Tigers v St Helens
Friday 14 May
19:45 Leeds Rhinos v Wakefield Trinity (Sky Sports)
Monday 17 May
19:45 Castleford Tigers v Hull KR
19:45 Leigh Centurions v Wigan Warriors
19:45 St Helens v Salford Red Devils
19:45 Warrington Wolves v Huddersfield Giants (Sky Sports)
Hull FC v Catalans Dragons
Saturday 22 May
13:00 Salford Red Devils v Wigan Warriors
15:00 Warrington Wolves v Castleford Tigers
17:00 (18:00 CEST) Catalans Dragons v St Helens (Sky Sports)
Sunday 23 May
15:00 Wakefield Trinity v Hull KR
15:00 Leigh Centurions v Huddersfield Giants
19:30 Leeds Rhinos v Hull FC (Sky Sports)
Thursday 27 May
19:45 Salford Red Devils v Warrington Wolves (Sky Sports)
Friday 28 May
19:45 Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos
19:45 St Helens v Hull FC (Sky Sports)
Saturday 29 May
17:00 (18:00 CEST) Catalans Dragons v Wigan Warriors (Sky Sports)
Sunday 30 May
15:00 Wakefield Trinity v Huddersfield Giants
15:00 Hull KR v Leigh Centurions