Blackpool Panthers face two famous names from the world of rugby league as their league campaign gets under way this weekend.

The Panthers face Swinton Lions for the third time this season on Saturday before welcoming Dewsbury to Bloomfield Road on Easter Monday.

Blackpool were well beaten in all six games in their extremely tough group for the Northern Rail Cup but a promising performance against Toulouse in the Challenge Cup indicates that the new look Panthers may be in a better position than their counterparts from last season. Both games kick off at 3pm.