Super League return confirmed for August 2
HULL, ENGLAND - JULY 05: A general view of the action during the Betfred Super League Round 21 match between Hull FC and St Helens at KCOM Stadium on July 5, 2019 in Hull, England. (Photo by Alex Dodd - CameraSport/Getty Images)

The countdown to the return to Super League action can officially begin as it has been confirmed that the season is set to resume on August 2nd.

The 29-round season has been reduced to 22 with full details of the return plans now offically revealed.

Grandstand return

There will be a showpiece event to mark the return of the Super League, with three matches set to be held on the August 2nd. All three games will be televised live on Sky Sports and will all be held at the same venue - which has yet to be confirmed but we are lead to believe that it will be at Headingly Stadium, home of the Leeds Rhinos.

The triple-header will begin at 1pm when the reigning champions St Helens face off against the Catalan Dragons, Hull Kingston Rovers will take on the Toronto Wolfpack at 4:15pm before the Huddersfield Giants and Leeds Rhinos wrap up the return at 6:30pm.

All twelve teams will be back in action in Round Eight which is set to take place the following weekend of August 8 and 9.

Grand Final date revealed

The end of November had been touted as a potential timeframe for the Grand Final - and those rumours were enhanced further after Salford Red Devils chairman Paul King sent a message out to supporters yesterday discussing the club's views on the return.

And that rumour has now been confirmed as it has been revealed that the Grand Final has been provisionally scheduled for the weekend of the 28 and 29 of November. Semi-finals are due to be played the week before, on November 19 and 20.

Having the current season wrapped up by the end of November will allow clubs enough time to deal with expiring contracts and sort out their squads in plenty of time, in an attempt to reduce the impact on the start of the 2021 campaign.