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2018 fixtures released for Crusaders and Raiders

15th November 2017, 12:00

2018 fixtures released for Crusaders and Raiders

The Rugby Football League today released the 2018 League 1 fixtures, with Welsh sides West Wales Raiders and North Wales Crusaders both getting home games to start.

 

Former World Champions Bradford Bulls begin their campaign away at the York City Knights when the competition gets underway on Sunday February 18. The old Crusaders will have happy memories of facing and beating Bradford Bulls when both South and North Wales based and plans for Odsal are a must on May 6th for Raiders fans, many of whom will have witnessed Celtic Crusaders' first ever Super League win there, and for North Wales fans on June 9th.

The opening weekend will see a further six games take place, with Oldham beginning their League 1 campaign away at Whitehaven, whilst Doncaster take on Coventry Bears, Keighley Cougars take on Workington Town and Hemel Stags come up against Hunslet. The first weekend will also see two games take place in Wales, as North Wales Crusaders face London Skolars and West Wales Raiders take on 2017 play-off semi-finalists Newcastle Thunder.

The first big Welsh Derby of the season will take place at the end of March in Round Five of the competition when West Wales Raiders host North Wales Crusaders at Stebonheath on Good Friday 30th March.

Newcastle Thunder will continue with their annual tradition of hosting a league game at home on the Friday evening of the Dacia Magic Weekend, when they take on Bradford Bulls on May 18 and the London Skolars will host Keighley Cougars for the annual Friday Night Lights match, the day before the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final on 24 August.

The 2018 League 1 competition will see fourteen teams play each other home and away, with the League Champions granted automatic promotion to the Championship and a play-off system involving the teams finishing 2nd – 5th  to determine the second promoted team.

To view the full 2018 League 1 fixtures please visit www.rugby-league.com 

 

 

North Wales Crusaders

 

 

 

RD

DATE

OPPONENT

VENUE

HOME/AWAY

LOCAL TIME

1

Sunday, Feb 18

London Skolars

Queensway Stadium

Home

2.30pm

2

Sunday, Mar 4

Workington Town

Derwent Park

Away

3pm

3

Sunday, Mar 11

Hunslet

South Leeds Stadium

Away

3pm

4

Sunday, Mar 25

Oldham

Queensway Stadium

Home

2.30pm

5

Friday, Mar 30

West Wales Raiders

Stebonheath Park

Away

3pm

6

Sunday, Apr 8

Doncaster

Keepmoat Stadium

Away

3pm

7

Sunday, Apr 15

Newcastle Thunder

Queensway Stadium

Home

2.30pm

8

Sunday, Apr 29

Hemel Stags

Queensway Stadium

Home

2.30pm

9

Sunday, May 6

Whitehaven

Recreation Ground

Away

3pm

10

Sunday, May 20

Keighley Cougars

Queensway Stadium

Home

2.30pm

11

Sunday, May 27

Coventry Bears

Queensway Stadium

Home

2.30pm

12

Saturday, Jun 9

Bradford Bulls

Provident Stadium

Away

3pm

13

Sunday, Jun 17

York City Knights

Queensway Stadium

Home

2.30pm

14

Saturday, Jun 23

London Skolars

New River Stadium

Away

3pm

15

Sunday, Jul 1

Hunslet

Queensway Stadium

Home

2.30pm

16

Sunday, Jul 8

Whitehaven

Queensway Stadium

Home

2.30pm

17

Sunday, Jul 15

Newcastle Thunder

Kingston Park

Away

3pm

18

Sunday, Jul 22

Oldham

TBC

Away

3pm

19

Sunday, Jul 29

Workington Town

Queensway Stadium

Home

2.30pm

20

Sunday, Aug 5

York City Knights

Bootham Crescent

Away

3pm

21

Sunday, Aug 12

Bradford Bulls

Queensway Stadium

Home

2.30pm

22

Sunday, Aug 19

Hemel Stags

Pennine Way

Away

2pm

23

Sunday, Sep 2

West Wales Raiders

Queensway Stadium

Home

2.30pm

24

Sunday, Sep 9

Coventry Bears

Butts Park Arena

Away

3pm

25

Sunday, Sep 16

Doncaster

Queensway Stadium

Home

2.30pm

26

Sunday, Sep 23

Keighley Cougars

Cougar Park

Away

3pm

 

       

West Wales Raiders

 

 

 

 

RD

DATE

OPPONENT

VENUE

HOME/AWAY

LOCAL TIME

1

Sunday, Feb 18

Newcastle Thunder

Stebonheath Park

Home

3pm

2

Sunday, Mar 4

Doncaster

Stebonheath Park

Home

3pm

3

Sunday, Mar 11

Workington Town

Derwent Park

Away

3pm

4

Sunday, Mar 25

Coventry Bears

Butts Park Arena

Away

3pm

5

Friday, Mar 30

North Wales Crusaders

Stebonheath Park

Home

3pm

6

Saturday, Apr 7

London Skolars

New River Stadium

Away

3pm

7

Sunday, Apr 15

Whitehaven

Recreation Ground

Away

3pm

8

Sunday, Apr 29

York City Knights

Bootham Crescent

Away

3pm

9

Sunday, May 6

Bradford Bulls

Provident Stadium

Away

3pm

10

Saturday, May 19

Oldham

Stebonheath Park

Home

3pm

11

Sunday, May 27

Hunslet

South Leeds Stadium

Away

3pm

12

Saturday, Jun 9

Hemel Stags

Stebonheath Park

Home

3pm

13

Sunday, Jun 17

Keighley Cougars

Cougar Park

Away

3pm

14

Saturday, Jun 23

Whitehaven

Stebonheath Park

Home

3pm

15

Saturday, Jun 30

London Skolars

Stebonheath Park

Home

3pm

16

Sunday, Jul 8

Oldham

TBC

Away

3pm

17

Sunday, Jul 15

Doncaster

Keepmoat Stadium

Away

3pm

18

Saturday, Jul 21

Workington Town

Stebonheath Park

Home

3pm

19

Sunday, Jul 29

Hemel Stags

Pennine Way

Away

2pm

20

Saturday, Aug 4

Hunslet

Stebonheath Park

Home

3pm

21

Saturday, Aug 11

York City Knights

Stebonheath Park

Home

3pm

22

Sunday, Aug 19

Coventry Bears

Stebonheath Park

Home

3pm

23

Sunday, Sep 2

North Wales Crusaders

Queensway Stadium

Away

2.30pm

24

Sunday, Sep 9

Bradford Bulls

Stebonheath Park

Home

3pm

25

Sunday, Sep 16

Keighley Cougars

Stebonheath Park

Home

3pm

26

Sunday, Sep 23

Newcastle Thunder

Kingston Park

Away

3pm