YORK Knights face three away trips in the opening month of their 2024 Betfred Championship campaign, beginning with newly-promoted Doncaster on March 17 (3pm).

Former NRL front-rower Pauli Pauli will face his former side at the Eco-Power Stadium in Round 1, having swapped the Knights for a two-year deal at Doncaster last month, as they begin life back in the second tier following their promotion in the Betfred League One Play-off Final last term.

The Knights' first home game will see them host beaten Championship Play-off Finalists Toulouse Olympique on Easter Sunday, March 31 (3pm) before back-to-back visits to Barrow Raiders (April 7) and Wakefield Trinity (April 14).

Home matches against Bradford Bulls - who defeated the Knights in the Play-off Eliminator in October - on April 21 and Whitehaven on May 5 sandwich an afternoon on the famous Mount Pleasant slope against Batley Bulldogs on April 28.

Halifax Panthers will be the visitors to the LNER Community Stadium on May 19, before a trip to Swinton Lions - in which the Knights romped to a 40-0 thrashing last term - on May 26, rounds off the month.

York begin June at home to Widnes Vikings (June 2), before away trips to both promoted Dewsbury Rams (June 16) and James Ford's 2023 Championship League Leaders' Shield winners Featherstone Rovers (June 23).

A trio of home clashes then await against Sheffield Eagles (June 30), Barrow Raiders (July 7), and Doncaster (July 14), before Andrew Henderson's side travel to face Bradford at Odsal on July 21.

Swinton will visit the LNER a week later on July 28, with Halifax (August 4), and Dewsbury (August 11), preceding a trip to the Stade Ernest Wallon against Toulouse on August 17.

A home clash with Batley (August 25) is followed by trips to both Whitehaven (September 1) and Widnes (September 8) as the Knights enter the final month of fixtures, in which they have undoubtedly been handed one of the toughest ends to the season.

Danny Kirmond will make his league return to York with Wakefield on September 15, before Henderson's side visit Sheffield (September 22), and round off the season at home to Featherstone on September 29.

Prior to the start of the Championship campaign, York will begin their 2024 season at Newcastle Thunder on January 27 before hosting Wakefield on February 4, in the newly-formatted AB Sundecks 1895 Cup.


March 17 : Doncaster (A, 3pm)

March 31: Toulouse Olympique (H, 3pm)

April 7: Barrow Raiders (A, 3pm)

April 14: Wakefield Trinity (A, 3pm)

April 21: Bradford Bulls (H, 3pm)

April 28: Batley Bulldogs (A, 3pm)

May 5: Whitehaven (H, 3pm)

May 19: Halifax Panthers (H, 3pm)

May 26: Swinton Lions (A, 3pm)

June 2: Widnes Vikings (H, 3pm)

June 16: Dewsbury Rams (A, 3pm)

June 23: Featherstone Rovers (A, 3pm)

June 30: Sheffield Eagles (H, 3pm)

July 7: Barrow Raiders (H, 3pm)

July 14: Doncaster (H, 3pm)

July 21: Bradford Bulls (A, 3pm)

July 28: Swinton Lions (H, 3pm)

August 4: Halifax Panthers (A, 3pm)

August 11: Dewsbury Rams (H, 3pm)

August 17: Toulouse Olympique (A, 3pm)

August 25: Batley Bulldogs (H, 3pm)

September 1: Whitehaven (A, 3pm)

September 8: Widnes Vikings (A, 3pm)

September 15: Wakefield Trinity (H, 3pm)

September 22: Sheffield Eagles (A, 3pm)

September 29: Featherstone Rovers  (H, 3pm)