Super League 2016: Leeds Rhinos start against Warrington Wolves

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Leeds Rhinos won the Grand Final, Challenge Cup and League Leaders' Shield treble last season

Champions Leeds Rhinos will kick-off the 2016 Super League season at home against Warrington on 4 February.

Losing Grand Finalists Wigan entertain Catalans Dragons the following day, when St Helens also host Huddersfield and Salford travel to Hull FC.

The opening weekend is rounded off on Sunday, 7 February when Hull KR host Castleford and Wakefield face Widnes.

"I am looking forward to seeing if 2016 can be as exciting as 2015," said Super League general manager Blake Solly.

The World Club Series, which will see Leeds, Wigan and St Helens take on North Queensland Cowboys, Brisbane Broncos and Sydney Roosters, from Australia's National Rugby League, respectively, will take place over three days, starting on Friday, 19 February.

And the Easter programme will again feature a number of local derbies, including Leeds travelling to Castleford, St Helens hosting Wigan and Hull KR entertaining city rivals Hull FC.

The Rugby Football League had already confirmed on Friday that Magic Weekend will return to Newcastle United's St James' Park next season.

Opening weekend fixtures

Thursday, 4 February

20:00 - Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves

Friday, 5 February

20:00 - Hull FC v Salford Red Devils

20:00 - St Helens v Huddersfield Giants

20:00 - Wigan Warriors v Catalans Dragons

Sunday, 7 February

15:00 - Hull KR v Castleford Tigers

15:00 - Wakefield Trinity Wildcats v Widnes Vikings

(All times GMT)

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