Hunslet Hawks to kick-off Championship campaign at Featherstone

Barry Eaton
Barry Eaton

Promoted Hunslet Hawks will begin their 2015 Kingstone Press Championship season with an away fixture against Featherstone Rovers at the Bigfellas Stadium.

The Hawks will then face Heavy Woollen opposition in consecutive homes games, welcoming both Batley Bulldogs and Dewsbury Rams to the South Leeds Stadium.

The first encounter with former world club champions the Bradford Bulls will take place on Sunday, March 8 when Hawks travel to the Provident Stadium, Odsal.

The return fixture will take place on Sunday, July 5 at the South Leeds Stadium.

Hawks’ head coach Barry Eaton said: “In terms of difficulty, opening day fixtures certainly don’t come much harder than a trip to Featherstone, but we are all looking forward to the challenge.

“The reason we worked so hard to gain promotion from Championship One was so that we could test ourselves against quality opposition week in week out. The Kingstone Press Championship will certainly give us that platform and we cant wait to get going.”