by | Nov 26, 2020

The Betfred Super League 2021 season will start on March 11, with the Betfred Super League Grand Final to be played on October 9 at Old Trafford.

Salford Red Devils season tickets for the 2021 campaign are now on sale.

The later season start date is a result of the impact of Covid-19 on the extended 2020 campaign and the desire of Super League clubs to give players a much-needed period of recovery and a full pre-season.

Dacia Magic Weekend also makes a welcome return to the 2021 calendar.ย It will be played at St James’ Park, Newcastle, on 29/30 May.

Clubs will play 13 home fixtures in a 27-game Regular Season, including the Dacia Magic Weekend. The later start results in a repeat of the six-team play-off format used in 2020.

Super League Executive chairman Robert Elstone said: โ€œWith our players performing at the highest level, late into November, it is important that we give our players time to recover and prepare properly for the 2021 campaign.

โ€œMany of them will be looking to force themselves into the selection decisions for the Rugby League World Cup and pre-season will be a key part of their plans.

โ€œWhat is also clear with the ongoing uncertainty around Covid-19 is that a later start date gives us a better chance of playing more games in front of fans in 2021.โ€

Fixtures for the 2021 Betfred Super League season will be released in January season tickets are on sale now. Click HERE for further details.

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