YORK City Knights Ladies' Betfred Women's Super League fixtures for the 2021 season have been released.

As revealed earlier this month, York will begin their season with a trip to reigning champions Leeds Rhinos on Sunday, April 18.

That game will form part of a behind-closed-doors double header at Sports Park, Weetwood alongside a local derby between Castleford Tigers and Featherstone Rovers.

The expanded 10-team competition will see 10 rounds of fixtures over the regular season, with clubs playing each other once before the top four break away to take part in a play-off series with a Grand Final place at stake.

The remaining six teams will compete for places in the final of the Betfred Women’s Super League Shield, with both finals taking place at the Emerald Headingley Stadium on Sunday, October 10.

Thomas Brindle, Women’s Super League general manager, says: “During the last week we have unveiled the National Lottery as a new commercial partner to the RFL and in particular Women’s and Girls’ Rugby League, we’ve published a new report demonstrating the significant social impacts of Women’s and Girls’ Rugby League – These Girls Can - and we’ve announced that October’s Grand Final will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

“I’m pleased to announce that via Twitch we’ll be showing live action from the Betfred Women’s Super League every week of the regular season, with match coverage repeated later the same week on Our League.

"We had a really encouraging response when we showed some games on Twitch in 2019 – it takes us to a new, younger audience, with 15m daily active users.”

York City Knights Ladies fixture list is as follows:

April 18: Leeds Rhinos (A)

May 16: Featherstone Rovers (A)

May 30: Castleford Tigers (H)

June 13: Wakefield Trinity (A)

June 20: St Helens (H)

July 4: Bradford Bulls (A)

July 11: Warrington Wolves (H)

July 18: Wigan Warriors (A)

July 25: Huddersfield Giants (H)