Betfred Championship and League 1 Fixtures, 2022

The full home and away fixtures for the 2022 Betfred Championship and League 1 seasons are made including confirmation of the first 12 selections for the new Premier Sports coverage of the Betfred Championship,

Premier Sports matches will feature a dozen of the Championship’s 14 clubs during a period stretching from the January 31 opener between York City Knights and Featherstone Rovers, to the May 23 clash between Sheffield Eagles and Widnes Vikings. 11 of the 12 fixtures will take place on a Monday night.

Games selected include the Round Three blockbuster between Leigh Centurions and Bradford Bulls on Monday February 14, and the return of the West Cumbrian derby between Whitehaven and Workington Town on Easter Sunday.

The bulk of the Easter programme is scheduled for Good Friday, renewing old local rivalries between Batley Bulldogs and Dewsbury Rams, Bradford Bulls and Halifax Panthers, and Widnes Vikings and Leigh Centurions – while in Betfred League 1, Rochdale Hornets will play Oldham.

Premier Sports and the RFL have already confirmed a special discount of almost 40% on an annual subscription for season ticket holders of all Betfred Championship and League 1 clubs.

Premier Sports will also provide exclusive live coverage of the Summer Bash – which will be played on the weekend of July 30-31 at a new venue for 2022 – and the Betfred Championship Play-Offs, as well as matches from the Betfred Challenge Cup up to and including the quarter finals, meaning a total of over 40 games.

Further details of the Summer Bash fixtures and the venue for the Betfred Championship, and the Play-Off structures for the Betfred Championship and League 1, will be announced in due course.

There are no fixtures scheduled for the weekend of June 18-19, which has been kept clear for mid-season internationals.

Two rounds of Betfred Championship fixtures have been scheduled for the four-day Bank Holiday Weekend from June 2-5 celebrating Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – which follows the finals of the Betfred Challenge Cup and the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday May 28.

The Betfred League 1 clubs will enter the Challenge Cup in the Second Round on the weekend of January 30-31, and the Betfred Championship clubs will enter in the Fourth Round on the weekend of February 26-27.

Further details of the Betfred Challenge Cup and the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup, including the date of the First Round Challenge Cup draw, will be released later this month.

Premier Sports Betfred Championship coverage, Rounds 1-12

Round

Date

Home

Away

KO

1

Mon 31 Jan 22

York City Knights

Featherstone Rovers

7.45 PM

2

Mon 7 Feb 22

Featherstone Rovers

Leigh Centurions

7.45 PM

3

Mon 14 Feb 22

Leigh Centurions

Bradford Bulls

7.45 PM

4

Mon 21 Feb 22

Dewsbury Rams

Widnes Vikings

7.45 PM

5

Mon 7 Mar 22

Widnes Vikings

Barrow Raiders

7.45 PM

6

Mon 21 Mar 22

Halifax Panthers

Leigh Centurions

7.45 PM

7

Mon 4 Apr 22

Newcastle Thunder

Widnes Vikings

7.45 PM

8

Sun 17 Apr 22

Whitehaven

Workington Town

7.00 PM

9

Mon 25 Apr 22

Bradford Bulls

Featherstone Rovers

7.45 PM

10

Mon 2 May 22

Barrow Raiders

York City Knights

7.45 PM

11

Mon 16 May 22

Batley Bulldogs

Leigh Centurions

7.45 PM

12

Mon 23 May 22

Sheffield Eagles

Widnes Vikings

7.45 PM