Toronto Wolfpack will take on Leigh Centurions in the 2018 Summer Bash on Saturday 26th May. The Kingstone Press Championship tradition sees all teams compete over a full round of fixtures across the weekend of 26th and 27th May.
The 2018 Summer Bash takes place at Bloomfield Road in Blackpool. The UK seaside resort has hosted the event for the last three years, drawing a record attendance of 16,444 in 2017. The exciting weekend of Championship Rugby League action will be shown live on Sky Sports in the UK, with Canadian broadcasting plans to be announced in the coming weeks.
The Wolfpack take on 2016 Championship League Leaders Leigh Centurions in the final match of the day on Saturday when they meet at 7.30pm. Ahead of this Barrow Raiders kick off proceedings against Sheffield Eagles at 3pm followed by Halifax taking on Featherstone Rovers at 5.15pm.
Sunday’s entertainment starts with Toulouse Olympique facing London Broncos at 1pm. Two local derbies will close the weekend as Rochdale Hornets and Swinton Lions face off in a Lancashire derby at 3.15pm before the Yorkshire derby between Batley Bulldogs and Dewsbury Rams at 5.30pm.
Rugby Football League Chief Operating Officer Ralph Rimmer said:
“The Summer Bash is a great event which has grown year on year with a record crowd enjoying the weekend in 2017.
“In 2018 we can expect another fantastic weekend of first class Championship action and all Rugby League fans will look forward to six fantastic fixtures including a new exciting element with Toronto’s first appearance at the event.”
2018 Summer Bash Fixtures:
Saturday May 26
Barrow Raiders v Sheffield Eagles (3.00pm)
Halifax RLFC v Featherstone Rovers (5.15pm)
Toronto Wolfpack v Leigh Centurions (7.30pm)
Sunday May 27
Toulouse Olympique v London Broncos (1.00pm)
Rochdale Hornets v Swinton Lions (3.15pm)
Batley Bulldogs v Dewsbury Rams (5.30pm)
Ticket prices for the 2018 Summer Bash cost only £25 for an adult day ticket and £40 for the weekend and can be purchased by visiting www.rugby-league.com/tickets or by calling the Rugby League Ticket Hotline on +44 844 856 113.