2021 Championship Fixtures Released

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    Widnes Vikings can confirm their fixtures for the 2021 Betfred Championship season.

    Simon Finnigan will take charge of the Vikings for the first time in the Betfred Championship with a trip to his former club on Good Friday.

    The Vikings will make the trip to take on Toulouse in Round Five, looking to replicate the victory the last time the club made the trip to France.

    We will close the season with a short trip to Heywood Road to take on Swinton Lions on Sunday 19th September.

    The full fixtures are as follows:

    April:
    Fri 02 – Newcastle Thunder (A) – 3pm
    Sun 18 – Dewsbury Rams (H) – 3pm
    Sun 25 – Batley Bulldogs (A) – 3pm

    May:
    Sun 02 – Swinton Lions (H) – 3pm
    Sat 08 – Toulouse Olympique (A) – 6pm
    Sun 16 – York City Knights (H) – 3pm
    Sun 23 – Whitehaven (H) – 3pm
    Sun 30 – Oldham (A) – 3pm

    June:
    Sun 13 – London Broncos (H) – 3pm
    Sun 20 – Sheffield Eagles (H) – 3pm
    Sun 27 – Bradford Bulls (A) – 3pm

    July:
    Sun 04 – Halifax Panthers (A) – 3pm
    Sun 11 – Featherstone Rovers (H) – 3pm
    Sun 25 – London Broncos (TBC) – 3pm

    August:
    Sun 01 – Batley Bulldogs (H) – 3pm
    Sun 08 – York City Knights (A) – 3pm
    Sun 15 – Dewsbury Rams (A) – 3pm
    Sun 22 – Halifax Panthers (H) – 3pm
    Sun 29 – Whitehaven RLFC (A) – 3pm

    September:
    Sun 05 – Oldham RLFC (H) – 3pm
    Sun 12 – Bradford Bulls (H) – 3pm
    Sun 19 – Swinton Lions (A) – 3pm

     

    https://widnesvikings.co.uk/2021-fixtures-announced/

    #6844
    Widiot
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    Fixtures kind to us only playing Fev & Toulouse once

    #6845
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    Not kind, Toulouse away ! And not a return at home

    and away in May – probably no chance of a trip there, and Newcastle restricted fans

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    Not kind, Toulouse away ! And not a return at home and away in May – probably no chance of a trip there, and Newcastle restricted fans

     

    Won’t all the  games have restricted fans or be behind closed doors?

     

     

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    If you look at the run in from start of August, we have a decent enough set of games IMO, if we are in and around the Top 6 a very good chance to consolidate a play-off position all being well.

    Also, decent for us that we play Halifax, Bradford and Featherstone from late June onwards with crowds hopefully.

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    If we’re allowed 4,000 fans in , that would be enough for most matches.
    But no one has said wether Toulouse will be able to play their matches at home, will Rugby players be allowed to fly there without going into quarantine by April? If not are Toulouse going to have to come to England and quarantine  then play their home games and away games, until it’s safe for them to play in Toulouse?

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    Find it hard to care until we’re allowed in, to be honest.

    Hopefully it’s sooner rather than later.

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    The first four games are all against teams the majority would expect to finish in the bottom half of the table. Really need to hit the ground running and win all four if we going to be genuine contenders. June and July look tough and we will want some points in the bag, most of the games in May also look winnable on paper.

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    Not kind, Toulouse away ! And not a return at home and away in May – probably no chance of a trip there, and Newcastle restricted fans

    Won’t all the games have restricted fans or be behind closed doors?

    The opening rounds will probably behind closed doors – hence the comment

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    Question – why is the London game on 25th July at a venue to be confirmed – it’s not the big bash as it’s stated this will not happen

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    I never noticed that the London venue is tbc. I looked on their website to see where they play. It shows a map & they normally play just south of Wembley, and north of  Richmond. I have friends in Twickenham and was hoping to stay there watch the game. Its about a half hour drive from there . Do they ground share & have to move for the day I wonder ?

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    Question – why is the London game on 25th July at a venue to be confirmed – it’s not the big bash as it’s stated this will not happen

    They’re looking to move to AFC Wimbledon’s ground but it’s not finalised yet.  Would imagine it’s due to this.

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    Yes just been looking at that – their destination is Wimbledon but not all agreed yet, they have signed a 3 year deal to train at Rosslyn park on their 3G, but are currently saying they will be playing their games at Ealing.
    However a comment by Ward says he is pleased with the arrangements which the club have made to play games without the backing of the broncos faithful, so that could be Rosslyn park for closed door games

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    Question – why is the London game on 25th July at a venue to be confirmed – it’s not the big bash as it’s stated this will not happen

    The have’nt confirmed where they’ll be playing yet, but probably Plough Lane

    London Broncos close in on new home at AFC Wimbledon’s Plough Lane

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