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Saints Academy Fixtures Confirmed

The RFL today publishes the fixtures list for the return of Academy Rugby League in 2021 – a highly significant moment for the nine clubs from the Betfred Super League and three from the Championship involved.

The fixtures begin on Friday May 14, when Bradford Bulls face Wigan Warriors, and run until the weekend of September 25-26. Saints Academy have a ‘bye’ in the opening week, but will kick off against London Broncos on Sunday 23 May at 2pm.

All Saints Academy Home fixtures will be played at the Totally Wicked Stadium and details on the potential of fans attending will be announced in due course.

There will be no formal Academy Championship this season, after an agreement between the RFL and Heads of Youth at the clubs that the priority should be maximising playing and development opportunities for young players, after the loss of the bulk of the 2020 season as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In addition, the competition has reverted to Under-19s in 2021 – again, a practical response to the impact of Covid-19, as that has led to the postponement of the Reserve Grade competition which had been introduced for 2020 and involved the Academy becoming a competition for Under-18s.

Saints Academy Fixtures in Full

DateKOOpponents
Bye
Sun 23rd May2.00pmLondon Broncos (h)
Sun 30th May2.00pmWigan Warriors (a)
Sat 12th June12noonHuddersfield Giants (h)
Sat 19th June12noonCastleford Tigers (h)
Sat 26th June2.00pmHull FC (a)
Fri 2nd July7.30pmBradford Bulls (a)
Sat 10th July2.00pmWarrington Wolves (a)
Sun 25th July2.00pmWarrington Wolves (a)
Sat 31st July2.00pmWakefield Trinity (a)
Sat 7th Aug2.00pmNewcastle Thunder (h)
Sun 15th Aug2.00pmLondon Broncos (a)
Sat 21st Aug12noonWigan Warriors (h)
Sat 28th Aug12noonHull FC (h)
Sat 4th Sept12noonBradford Bulls (h)
Sat 11th Sept12noonWarrington Wolves (h)
Sat 18th Sept12noonWakefield Trinity (h)
Sun 26th Sept2.00pmNewcastle Thunder (a)

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