Fax fixtures: Rovers and Bulldogs first on the agenda for Marshall’s men

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Halifax will open their 2017 season at home to Featherstone Rovers on Sunday, February 5.

With a trip to another top four side, Batley, the following weekend, Richard Marshall’s side face a testing opening fortnight.

Other notable dates when the fixtures were released on Sunday evening were a Good Friday derby date at Odsal, with the trip to newly promoted Toulouse scheduled for July 8.

Relegated Hull KR host Fax on March 26, with the return bout at the Shay bringing the curtain down on the league programme.

Championship fixtures 2017

February

5 Featherstone Rovers (H) 3.0

12 Batley Bulldogs (A) 3.0

19 Sheffield Eagles (H) 3.0

26 Rochdale Hornets (A) 3.0

March

5 Toulouse Olympique (H) 3.0

12 London Broncos (H) 3.0

26 Hull Kingston Rovers (A) 3.0

April

2 Swinton Lions (H) 3.0

9 Dewsbury Rams (H) 3.0

14 Bradford Bulls (A) 8.0

17 Oldham (H) 7.30

30 Batley Bulldogs (H) 3.0

May

7 Dewsbury Rams (A) 3.0

21 Rochdale Hornets (H) 3.0

28 Toulouse Olympique (Summer Bash) 3.0

June

4 London Broncos (A) 3.0

11 Sheffield Eagles (A) 3.0

18 Oldham RLFC (A) 3.0

25 Swinton Lions (A) 3.0

July

2 Bradford Bulls (H) 3.0

8 Toulouse Olympique (A) 3.0

16 Featherstone Rovers (A) 3.0

23 Hull Kingston Rovers (H) 3.0