Hull KR to host Bulls in Championship opening weekend

Hull Kingston Rovers will host Bradford Bulls in the opening weekend of the 2017 Kingstone Press Championship competition on Sunday 5 February, while the season will begin the previous day when newly promoted Toulouse host Batley Bulldogs in France.

The Championship season begins a week earlier than the Super League season, and the RFL has produced a first weekend of fixtures that will whet the appetite of Championship and Super League supporters alike, with the Robins likely to draw a big crowd to witness their first appearance in the second-tier competition since 2006.

Round One
Saturday February 4
Toulouse Olympique v Batley Bulldogs 15:00

Sunday February 5
Halifax RLFC v Featherstone Rovers 15:00
Hull Kingston Rovers v Bradford Bulls 15:00
Oldham RLFC v Sheffield Eagles 15:00
Rochdale Hornets v Dewsbury Rams 15:00
Swinton Lions v London Broncos 15:00

The full fixture list for the Championship can be found in the new edition of League Express, out in the shops on Monday or available digitally from 10.00pm this evening.