Dewsbury Rams can announce that they will be playing Batley Bulldogs at next seasons Summer Bash.
The competition is to be held on the weekend of Saturday May 18th and 19th at Bloomfield Road Blackpool. The Rams fixture with Batley has yet to have a kick off time which is to be confirmed.
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In a statement by the RFL they said this.
“Toronto Wolfpack and Toulouse Olympique will take their French-Canadian rivalry from Newcastle to Blackpool as one of the feature matches in the Betfred Championship’s Summer Bash, which will return to Bloomfield Road in 2019 for the fifth consecutive year.
The Wolfpack beat Toulouse 43-30 having been invited to launch Super League’s Magic Weekend earlier this year, and will be aiming for another victory under their new coach Brian McDermott on a packed first day of the Betfred Championship’s trip to the seaside next May.
Rochdale Hornets and Swinton Lions will kick things off on Saturday May 18, with the first of four local derbies over the course of the weekend, before Toronto and Toulouse take centre stage.
Then York City Knights will make their first Summer Bash appearance as a Championship club – having lost to Keighley in the League One Cup Final in Blackpool in 2016 – against a Featherstone Rovers team who will be determined to break their duck at Bloomfield Road, after losing on each of their previous four appearances.
Saturday’s programme ends with the traditional West Yorkshire rivalry between Halifax and Bradford Bulls – the first time they have met in Blackpool since the first Bash, when the Bulls won 18-4.
Day Two kicks off with Barrow facing Sheffield Eagles, before Batley and Dewsbury meet for the fifth consecutive year at Bloomfield Road – with Dewsbury currently holding a 3-1 lead, although all four previous meetings have been tight with the aggregate score 76-70.
Then it will be down to two of the heavyweights in the Betfred Championship with recent Super League experience, Leigh and Widnes, to bring the Summer Bash to a rousing climax – with the Vikings making their first Bash appearance.”
Ralph Rimmer, the chief executive of the Rugby Football League, said:
“The fixture list for next year’s Summer Bash sums up why we’re so excited about the Betfred Championship in 2019.
“We’ve got the international appeal of Toronto and Toulouse, with more big-name players and coaches than ever.
“Bradford Bulls, Widnes Vikings and the York City Knights are three new clubs to the Championship next year who will add so much. They’re all involved in cracking games against Halifax, Leigh and Featherstone respectively, and I’m confident their supporters will relish this chance to get involved in the Bash, and get behind their team in Blackpool.
“It’s down to the supporters that we are going back to Bloomfield Road for a fifth consecutive year. We had a number of other strong applications to stage the Summer Bash in 2019, showing how the concept has established itself as a real celebration of what the Championship has to offer, on and off the field.
“But all the analysis we did showed that our supporters wanted to go back to Blackpool. Everybody knows the special range of attractions available to fans of all ages which makes it perfect for a Rugby League weekend away.”
Betfred Championship Summer Bash, 2019 – fixtures (kick-off times TBC)
Saturday May 18
Rochdale Hornets v Swinton Lions
Toronto Wolfpack v Toulouse Olympique
York City Knights v Featherstone Rovers
Halifax v Bradford Bulls
Sunday May 19
Barrow v Sheffield Eagles
Batley Bulldogs v Dewsbury Rams
Leigh Centurions v Widnes Vikings
The Rams will release information at a further date regarding purchasing Summer Bash tickets.