Leopards Reserves first fixture confirmed

Leigh Leopards are pleased to confirm the club will operate a Reserves team in the Reserves Competition in 2024.

Fixtures are today unveiled by the RFL for next season’s Reserve grade and Academy (U/18) fixtures.  

Leigh Leopards are among 13 clubs to compete in the Reserve grade competition, with fixtures beginning on the weekend of 9 March.

The 13 includes all 11 English Super League clubs, plus Bradford Bulls and Wakefield Trinity from the Betfred Championship. 

Leigh Leopards’ opening fixture is against Leeds Rhinos, with the venue to be confirmed.

Round One Reserves fixtures (all Saturday 9 March, KO 2pm unless stated) 

Bradford Bulls v Hull FC  

Castleford Tigers v Huddersfield Giants 

Hull KR v Warrington Wolves 

Leigh Leopards v Leeds Rhinos 

London Broncos v Wigan Warriors (2.30pm) 

St Helens v Salford Red Devils 

Reserves and Academy competition rounds take place on alternate weeks to help clubs manage demands on players and resources, with each culminating in a Grand Final to determine the champions.

A new restriction on tackle height will apply to both competitions, following trials in the Academy competition last summer which were found to have significantly reduced the amount of head contact and the number of head accelerations.

The new law, which will eventually be applied at all levels of professional Rugby League from 2025 season, changes the legal tackle height limit from shoulder level (i.e. below the neck) to arm pit level (i.e. below the shoulder).

Complete fixtures for both competitions will be available via the RFL Match Centre

 

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