THE Somerset Rebels will begin the new campaign with a home Challenge fixture against Plymouth at the Oak Tree Arena on Friday March 28.

The double winners then travel to Plymouth for the return fixture the following day, before consecutive away meetings in the League Cup at Peterborough (April 1) and Ipswich (April 3).

They kick off the defence of their Premier League title on Sunday April 13 at Scunthorpe, before reconvening at the Oak Tree Arena to play Redcar on Friday May 16.