Sheffield Eagles opener at Dewsbury

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Sheffield Eagles will begin the 2018 Kingstone Press Championship season with an away trip to Dewsbury Rams on February 2.

The Eagles will kick off the new season on a Friday night (7.45pm) when they travel to the Tetley's Stadium to face Neil Kelly’s Rams.

The RFL have adhered to the Eagles' request to start the new season on the road, with Mark Aston's side not playing their first home game until Sunday 4th March against London Broncos.

That will give the Eagles the vital extra time required to have their new home at the Olympic Legacy Park up to RFL standard.

After their visit to Dewsbury, the Eagles travel to Halifax on Sunday 11th February (3pm) and then Toulouse (3.30pm) on Saturday 17th February.

Following their first game back in the Steel City against London, the Eagles then host Championship newcomers Toronto Wolfack for the first time on Sunday 11th March.

They face fellow newcomers Barrow Raiders for the first time away on Sunday 25th March. The Eagles also face the Raiders at the Summer Bash, once again staged at Blackpool FC’s Bloomfield Road on Saturday 26th May.

The Eagles conclude their regular season campaign with a trip to the Leigh Sports Village to face Leigh Centurions on Sunday 29th July.