LEIGH Miners Rangers will have a derby with Warrington Wolves in the new women's rugby league season.

While the men will not be meeting in the league again this year, the women will take over the rivalry and Leigh MR will meet the newly formed Wire side in round five at Asics Victoria Park Stadium in Latchford, Warrington, on April 14.

Leigh will visit Oulton Raidettes in their season-opener on Sunday, April 7 and their first home game will follow a week later against Hull FC in the 14-round Women's Championship, which will have its Grand Final alongside the Women's Super League Grand Final at Emerald Headingley Stadium in Leeds on Sunday, October 13.

The Miners women will also have matches against Widnes Vikings, Barrow, Stanningley and Huddersfield Giants.

All games are scheduled for Sundays (full fixture list below).

Each team will play each other home and away in the regular season.

The top four teams will then enter into semi-final play-offs, with first place playing fourth and second playing third, to decide who will be heading to Leeds for the decider the following week.

Leigh will also feature in the Coral Women’s Challenge Cup, which will take place alongside the domestic league competition and is expected to be bigger and better in 2019 as more teams than ever before enter.

The Women’s Final will take place as part of a triple header event alongside the Coral Challenge Cup men’s semi-finals at the University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday, July 27.

Round One, which takes place on Sunday, May 5, will feature 16 teams – the eight teams from the Women’s Championship, including Miners Rangers, and eight teams who progress through the preliminary qualifying round.

All eight Women’s Super League teams will then enter in Round Two which takes place on Sunday, May 26.

The quarter-finals will be played on Sunday, June 6 and semi-finals on Sunday, July 7.

Selected fixtures from across both the Women’s Super League and Coral Women’s Challenge Cup will be streamed live on the Our League app and website.

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R1: April 7: Oulton Raidettes v Leigh Miners Rangers

R2: April 14: Leigh Miners Rangers v Hull FC

R3: April 28: Barrow v Leigh Miners Rangers

R4: May 12: Leigh Miners Rangers v Stanningley

R5: June 2: Warrington Wolves v Leigh Miners Rangers

R6: June 30: Huddersfield Giants v Leigh Miners Rangers

R7: July 21: Leigh Miners Rangers v Widnes Vikings

R8: August 4: Leigh Miners Rangers v Oulton Raidettes

R9: August 11: Hull FC v Leigh Miners Rangers

R10: August 18: Leigh Miners Rangers v Barrow

R11: September 1: Stanningley v Leigh Miners Rangers

R12: September 8: Leigh Miners Rangers v Warrington Wolves

R13: September 15: Leigh Miners Rangers v Huddersfield Giants

R14: September 29: Widnes Vikings v Leigh Miners Rangers

Semi-finals: October 6

Women’s Championship Grand Final: October 13 at Emerald Headingley Stadium