Wigan Warriors host Huddersfield Giants in Super League opener

Grand Final winners Wigan Warriors will host League Leaders Shield holders Huddersfield Giants in the opening game of the 19th Super League season, which starts on Friday, 7 February.

The Warriors start their season a week ahead of the other sides in order to give them a week off before the World Club Challenge against Sydney Roosters.

Grand Final runners-up Warrington start at home to rivals St Helens on Thursday, 13 February.

Troubled London begin away at Widnes.

The Broncos, who are in talks with Conference Premier side Barnet over a possible groundshare, are currently homeless and with a threadbare squad after a number of departures.

Lee Radford's Hull FC host Catalan Dragons, Bradford Bulls host Castleford in a West Yorkshire derby at Odsal, Leeds Rhinos travel to Hull KR and big-spending Salford take on Wakefield to complete the opening round of games.

Super League teams will enter the Challenge Cup at the fourth-round stage to be played the weekend of 6-7 April. The final will be held at Wembley on Saturday, 23 August.

The regular season comes to an end on Sunday, 14 September with the play-offs, which will be contested by the top eight teams, starting the following Thursday. The Grand Final will take place at Old Trafford on Saturday, 11 October.

As it stands, the two teams that finish bottom of the regular season table will be relegated from Super League as the competition returns to 12 teams for the 2015 season.

OPENING FIXTURES

Wigan Warriors v Huddersfield Giants - Fri, 7 Feb

Warrington Wolves v St Helens - Thurs, 13 Feb

Hull FC v Catalans Dragons - Fri, 14 Feb

Bradford Bulls v Castleford Tigers - Sun, 16 Feb

Hull KR v Leeds Rhinos - Sun, 16 Feb

Salford Red Devils v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats - Sun, 16 Feb

Widnes Vikings v London Broncos - Sun, 16 Feb

Super League 2014 fixtures in full