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Swinton Lions have received their fixture list ahead of the 2024 RFL Championship season.

Lions avoided the drop from the second division of Rugby League last season following their victory over Halifax Panthers on the final day.

They start their upcoming campaign in the 1895 Cup travelling to face the North Wales Crusaders. A week later they face Widnes Vikings, with the winner of that round robin group progressing to the knockout rounds in the quest to get to Wembley.

The league season starts with a visit to Cumbria, taking on Whitehaven on Sunday March 17 followed by a trip to Widnes Vikings.

Swinton make the trip down to Toulouse on April 6, before making their Heywood Road bow when they welcome Sheffield.

Four West Yorkshire teams follow as they play Dewsbury, Halifax, Bradford and Wakefield in quick succession.

A home tie to York, who knocked them out of the 1895 Cup in the semi-finals, rounds out May, with a trip to Featherstone Rovers after that.

Batley, Barrow and Doncaster are the last three games before the second run of games begins in July.

Widnes at home, followed by Sheffield Eagles, Whitehaven and York Knights are the first games in the Lions’ final stretch.

They then welcome Toulouse to Heywood Road, before facing Batley, Halifax and Barrow.

The season ends with a five match run against Yorkshire teams once more, with Wakefield, Featherstone, Dewsbury and Doncaster.

Swinton face a difficult finish to their campaign with a visit to Odsal against Bradford Bulls as Swinton look to build upon their safety last season and rise up the IMG scoring tables.

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