"Round 1" 2011 - February 11-12th
"Round 1" 2010 - February 5-7th
The opening games (Cru/Leeds and Quins/Wakey) - January 29-30th
So the first round is a week later than this year's first round, and two weeks later than the unofficial first games of the SL. How the hell is that gonna work out?!
Wasn't the season moved forward to pull it in line with the NRL Grand final in order to for England to make the most of a trip Down Under? With a slightly murky international calendar in 2011 (IIRC) having a 'later' season start would be fine.