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Keighley Cougars kick-off campaign at Batley
Paul March will begin his reign as Cougars player-coach with a trip to Batley in the opening game of the new-look 14-team Championship.
March has been appointed as successor to Jason Demetriou and his men will face the Bulldogs on their infamous sloping pitch on Sunday, February 3.
That is followed by the first home game of the season against Whitehaven on February 10, before the first big derby of the season against Halifax at The Shay the following Sunday.
The Cougars face Karl Harrison’s Halifax in their final home game on Thursday, August 22 before ending their campaign with a trip to Barrow on Sunday, September 1.
A newly-structured Northern Rail Cup will see the eight Championship One clubs compete in two groups of four, with the top team in each section then progressing to join all 14 Championship clubs in the knock-out rounds when the competition intensifies in May.
COUGARS 2013 FIXTURES
Sun 3 Batley Bulldogs (2pm) Away
Sun 10 Whitehaven (3pm) HOME
Sun 17 Halifax (3.00pm) Away
Sun 24 Swinton Lions (3pm) HOME
Sun 3 Leigh Centurions (3pm) HOME
Thur 7 Featherstone Rovers (7.30pm Premier Sports) Away
Sun 17 York City Knights (3pm) HOME
Sun 24 Dewsbury Rams (3pm) Away
Fri 29 Barrow Raiders (3pm) HOME
Mon 1 Hunslet Hawks (2pm) Away
Sun 14 Workington Town (3pm) Away
Sun 28 Sheffield Eagles (3pm) HOME
Sun 5 Doncaster (3pm) Away
Sun 26 Leigh Centurions (3pm) Away
Thur 30 Workington Town (7.30pm Premier Sports) HOME
Sun 9 York City Knights (3pm) Away
Sun 23 Doncaster (3pm) HOME
Sun 7 Hunslet Hawks (3pm) HOME
Sun 14 Swinton Lions (3pm) Away
Sun 21 Dewsbury Rams (3pm) HOME
Fri 26 Sheffield Eagles (7.30pm) Away
Sun 4 Batley Bulldogs (3pm) HOME
Sun 11 Whitehaven (3pm) Away
Sun 18 Featherstone Rovers (3pm) HOME
Thur 22 Halifax (7.30pm) HOME
Sun 1 Barrow Raiders (3pm) Away