Opening Super League fixture brought forward

Warrington Wolves’ Super League 2015 opener against Salford Red Devils will be played 24 hours earlier than originally scheduled, after the two clubs agreed to bring the date of the game forward.

The Wolves and the Devils will now lock horns on Saturday, February 7 at 3pm – 24 hours ahead of the initial date on February 8.

A statement from Warrington said: “This change comes in after the Red Devils player welfare was questioned, as their Round 2 game falls on a Thursday.

“RFL rules stipulate that players require a five-day turnaround between games where possible, therefore pushing our season opener one day forward to the Saturday.

“Even though Wire like to watch on a Sunday, we’ll be working hard behind the scenes to make this match extra special for you and ensure that the #RLNewEra comes in with a bang.”