THE friendlies will be coming thick and fast as we look towards the start of the 2022 season, with Super League, Championship and League One sides getting in that much-needed game time this month.
This weekend sees 16 teams in action from across all three leagues with Wakefield Trinity the only Super League side to be participating in a friendly against the Halifax Panthers on Sunday afternoon.
However, it is Newcastle Thunder and Keighley Cougars who kick things off in this weekend’s round of friendlies with a 4.30pm kick-off at Newcastle’s Kingston Park.
Wind the clock forward to Sunday and Wakefield host Halifax in Reece Lyne’s testimonial whilst Barrow Raiders take on North Wales Crusaders in Cumbria.
Elsewhere, Dewsbury Rams host the Bradford Bulls as Swinton Lions do battle with Midlands Hurricanes.
Doncaster and York are also in action at the Eco-Power Stadium at 3pm, as are Whitehaven and Workington Town and Widnes Vikings and Rochdale Hornets.
Here are the friendlies this weekend in full:
Saturday, January 14, 2023
Newcastle Thunder vs Keighley Cougars – Kingston Park, 4.30pm kick-off
Sunday, January 15, 2023
Barrow Raiders vs North Wales Crusaders – Matt Johnson Prestige Stadium, 3pm kick-off
Dewsbury Rams vs Bradford Bulls – Tetley’s Stadium, 2pm kick-off
Swinton Lions vs Midlands Hurricanes – Heywood Road, 2pm kick-off
Wakefield Trinity vs Halifax Panthers – Be Well Support Stadium, 2pm kick-off
Doncaster vs York – Eco-Power Stadium, 3pm kick-off
Whitehaven vs Workington Town – LEL Arena, 3pm kick-off
Widnes Vikings vs Rochdale Hornets – DCBL Stadium, 3pm kick-off