THE DONS: Visit of Dewsbury Rams opens Championship campaign
THE Dons will butt heads with the Dewsbury Rams in their first game following promotion to the Championship.
Tony Miller’s side will host the West Yorkshire outfit on February 3 at the Keepmoat.
A tough trip to fellow promoted outfit Barrow – who Doncaster defeated in this year’s play off Grand Final – follows on February 10.
The first South Yorkshire derby of the season is at Sheffield Eagles on Good Friday, March 29 while the return fixture at the Keepmoat is on September 1, the final game of the league campaign.
The Dons’ only televised game of the season scheduled so far sees them host last season’s Championship leaders Featherstone Rovers on April 11.
The Northern Rail Cup has gone through a revamp for the next season.
The eight teams from Championship One will go through a group stage before joining the 14 Championship clubs in a knock out phase which begins on May 18.
Dons fixtures for 2013 Championship season:
February 3: Doncaster v Dewsbury Rams (3pm)
February 10: Barrow Raiders v Doncaster (3pm)
February 17: Doncaster v Workington Town (3pm)
February 24: Leigh Centurions v Doncaster (3pm)
March 3: Hunslet Hawks v Doncaster (3pm)
February 10: Doncaster v Batley Bulldogs (3pm)
March 17: Swinton Lions v Doncaster (3pm)
March 24: Doncaster v York City Knights City (3pm)
March 29: Sheffield Eagles v Doncaster (7.30pm)
April 1: Doncaster v Halifax (3pm)
April 11: Doncaster v Featherstone Rovers (7.30pm Premier Sports)
April 28: Whitehaven v Doncaster (3pm)
May 5: Doncaster v Keighley Cougars (3pm)
May 26: Workington Town v Doncaster (3pm)
June 2: York City Knights City v Doncaster (3pm)
June 9: Featherstone Rovers v Doncaster (3pm)
June 23: Keighley Cougars v Doncaster (3pm)
July 7: Doncaster v Leigh Centurions (3pm)
July 14: Doncaster v Hunslet Hawks (3pm)
July 21: Batley Bulldogs v Doncaster (2:00pm)
July 28: Doncaster v Barrow Raiders (3pm)
August 4: Doncaster v Whitehaven (3pm)
August 11: Halifax v Doncaster (3pm)
August 18: Doncaster v Swinton Lions (3pm)
August 22: Dewsbury Rams v Doncaster (7:30pm)
September 1: Doncaster v Sheffield Eagles (3pm)
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