TEAMS will play just one fixture over Easter - with Saints taking on Wigan on Good Friday.

That was one of the stand-outs in the Super League fixture list announced this morning.

Player welfare at the heart of the decision with six fixtures spanning four days.

The season starts in the last weekend of January with a repeat of Saints' 2019 Betfred Super League Grand Final, the first ever Super League double header at Emerald Headingley and some high-profile summer signings all make for an eye-catching opening round of fixtures in the 2020 season.

The opener on Thursday 30 January (kick off 7.45pm) will see Steve Prescott Man of Steel Jackson Hastings make his Wigan Warriors debut at home to the 2019 Challenge Cup winners Warrington Wolves, strengthened by their new marquee signing Gareth Widdop from St. George Illawarra.

Warriors fans will also expect to see a debut for fellow England international George Burgess live on Sky Sports, as Betfred Super League 2020 gets underway at the DW Stadium. That will be the first of 21 live games on Thursday nights selected by the host broadcaster this season, the 25th anniversary of Super League.

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The first of 11 selected Friday night TV matches will see champions Saints take on Salford Red Devils in a repeat of that memorable Grand Final fixture at Old Trafford in October.

Toronto Wolfpack make their eagerly-anticipated Betfred Super League debut against Castleford Tigers in the first ever Super League double header on February 2. They kick off at 2:30pm at Emerald Headingley ahead of Leeds Rhinos’ season opener against Hull FC at 4.45pm.

Toronto Wolfpack’s first home game at Lamport Stadium comes in Round 11 against Hull FC.

They will play three matches ‘on the road’ – which are ‘home’ games hosted at grounds in the UK - against Castleford (Round 1), St Helens (Round 5) and Wakefield Trinity (Round 8). The venues for those two latter fixtures will be confirmed in due course.

The final round of fixtures - Round 29 - will be played on Friday 11 September, with all the matches kicking off at 7.45pm.

Super League Chief Commercial Officer Rhodri Jones said: “We are delighted to be able to share the full 2020 schedule with our fans, and after a lot of work, we are happy with what has been created.

“Round 1 promises to be a fantastic start to our 25th season with some real heavyweight fixtures.

“There is a new feel to Easter, appreciating the tough nature of Super League on the players, and we’ve kept the Friday night final round of games which proved so successful in 2019.

“There is clearly a lot of excitement with Toronto Wolfpack coming into Super League and we’ve had to work through a number of logistical challenges regarding their fixtures.

“Their first Super League game hosted at Lamport Stadium in April against Hull FC will be a superb event. It will also be great for new and existing fans to see them kick off their season in a double header at Emerald Headingley.

“As ever, given the unpredictable nature of the sport, we all recognise that changes to the fixture list will have to be made towards the end of the season to accommodate our broadcast partner, Sky Sports.”