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2019/20 Fixtures Announced

Posted: June 24, 2019
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2019/20 Fixtures Announced

Fixtures for the 2019/20 season’s Greene King IPA Championship and RFU Championship Cup have been announced.

This season will actually start with matches in the RFU Championship Cup, the first of the three opening pool fixtures scheduled to take place on the weekend 20/21/22 September.

The GKIPA fixtures, which will be played over 22 rounds, begin on the weekend 11/12/13 October, with the final games scheduled to be played on the weekend 8/9 May next year.

The Cornish Pirates are at home to Ealing Trailfinders in Round 1 of the competition, when a keenly anticipated encounter is naturally expected, remembering that the Trailfinders ended last season as runners-up to London Irish.

Ampthill, who were promoted as champions of National One, will face Nottingham at home in the opening round, whilst Premiership-relegated Newcastle Falcons start their campaign away against London Scottish.

Commenting on the new season ahead, Greene King IPA Championship Chairman Geoff Irvine said:

We are delighted to welcome Newcastle Falcons and Ampthill to the 11th season of the Greene King IPA Championship.

The Championship continues to thrive, and we look forward to another highly competitive season starting in two months’ time.

RFU director of professional rugby Nigel Melville added:

The fixtures coming out will provide a focus for clubs as they start to prepare for their first games.

Last season produced some fantastic performances and we’re all looking forward to more great rugby next season.

For the Cornish Pirates, Director of Rugby Chris Stirling has commented:

There is already a real buzz in the Pirates camp and the confirmation of the fixtures will further add to this.

Three exciting Cup matches lead into the Championship competition where we host both Ealing Trailfinders and Newcastle Falcons in the first three weeks.

Concentrating firstly on the Greene King IPA Championship, please note the following:

Greene King IPA Championship – Fixtures 2019/20
(All kick-off times and match dates to be confirmed by the clubs)
Round 1 – 11/12/13 October

Ampthill vs Nottingham
Cornish Pirates vs Ealing Trailfinders
Hartpury RFC vs Doncaster Knights
Jersey Reds vs Coventry
London Scottish vs Newcastle Falcons
Yorkshire Carnegie vs Bedford Blues

Round 2 – 18/19/20 October

Ampthill vs Yorkshire Carnegie
Coventry vs Bedford Blues
Doncaster Knights vs Cornish Pirates
Ealing Trailfinders vs Jersey Reds
Newcastle Falcons vs Hartpury RFC
Nottingham vs London Scottish

Round 3 – 25/26/27 October

Bedford Blues vs Ealing Trailfinders
Cornish Pirates vs Newcastle Falcons
Hartpury RFC vs Nottingham
Jersey Reds vs Doncaster Knights
London Scottish vs Ampthill
Yorkshire Carnegie vs Coventry

Round 4 – 1/2/3 November

Ampthill vs Hartpury RFC
Doncaster Knights vs Bedford Blues
Ealing Trailfinders vs Coventry
London Scottish vs Yorkshire Carnegie
Newcastle Falcons vs Jersey Reds
Nottingham vs Cornish Pirates

Round 5 – 8/9/10 November

Bedford Blues vs Newcastle Falcons

Cornish Pirates vs Ampthill
Coventry vs Doncaster Knights
Hartpury RFC vs London Scottish
Jersey Reds vs Nottingham
Yorkshire Carnegie vs Ealing Trailfinders

Round 6 – 15/16/17 November

Ampthill vs Jersey Reds
Nottingham vs Bedford Blues
Doncaster Knights vs Ealing Trailfinders
Hartpury RFC vs Yorkshire Carnegie
London Scottish vs Cornish Pirates
Newcastle Falcons vs Coventry

Round 7 – 20/21/22 – /27/28/29 December

Bedford Blues vs Ampthill
Cornish Pirates vs Hartpury RFC
Coventry vs Nottingham
Ealing Trailfinders vs Newcastle Falcons
Jersey Reds vs London Scottish
Yorkshire Carnegie vs Doncaster Knights

Round 8 – 10/11/12 January

Ampthill vs Coventry
Cornish Pirates vs Yorkshire Carnegie
Hartpury RFC vs Jersey Reds
London Scottish vs Bedford Blues
Newcastle Falcons vs Doncaster Knights
Nottingham vs Ealing Trailfinders

Round 9 – 17/18/19 January

Bedford Blues vs Hartpury RFC
Coventry vs London Scottish
Doncaster Knights vs Nottingham
Ealing Trailfinders vs Ampthill
Jersey Reds vs Cornish Pirates
Yorkshire Carnegie vs Newcastle Falcons

Round 10 – 24/25/26 January

Ampthill vs Doncaster Knights
Cornish Pirates vs Bedford Blues
Hartpury RFC vs Coventry
Jersey Reds vs Yorkshire Carnegie
London Scottish vs Ealing Trailfinders
Nottingham vs Newcastle Falcons

Round 11 – 31 Jan/1/2 February

Bedford Blues vs Jersey Reds
Coventry vs Cornish Pirates
Doncaster Knights vs London Scottish
Ealing Trailfinders vs Hartpury RFC
Newcastle Falcons vs Ampthill
Yorkshire Carnegie vs Nottingham

Round 12 – 7/8/9 February

Bedford Blues vs Coventry
Cornish Pirates vs Doncaster Knights
Hartpury RFC vs Newcastle Falcons
Jersey Reds vs Ealing Trailfinders
London Scottish vs Nottingham
Yorkshire Carnegie vs Ampthill

Round 13 – 14/15/16 February

Ampthill vs London Scottish
Coventry vs Yorkshire Carnegie
Doncaster Knights vs Jersey Reds
Ealing Trailfinders vs Bedford Blues
Newcastle Falcons vs Cornish Pirates
Nottingham vs Hartpury RFC

Round 14 – 28/29 Feb/1 March

Bedford Blues vs Doncaster Knights
Cornish Pirates vs Nottingham
Coventry vs Ealing Trailfinders
Hartpury RFC vs Ampthill
Jersey Reds vs Newcastle Falcons
Yorkshire Carnegie vs London Scottish

Round 15 – 13/14/15 March

Ampthill vs Cornish Pirates
Doncaster Knights vs Coventry
Ealing Trailfinders vs Yorkshire Carnegie
London Scottish vs Hartpury RFC
Newcastle Falcons vs Bedford Blues
Nottingham vs Jersey Reds

Round 16 – 20/21/22 March

Bedford Blues vs Nottingham
Cornish Pirates vs London Scottish
Coventry vs Newcastle Falcons
Ealing Trailfinders vs Doncaster Knights
Jersey Reds vs Ampthill
Yorkshire Carnegie vs Hartpury RFC

Round 17 – 27/28/29 March

Ampthill vs Bedford Blues
Doncaster Knights vs Yorkshire Carnegie
Hartpury RFC vs Cornish Pirates
London Scottish vs Jersey Reds
Newcastle Falcons vs Ealing Trailfinders
Nottingham vs Coventry

Round 18 – 3/4/5 April

Bedford Blues vs London Scottish
Coventry vs Ampthill
Doncaster Knights vs Newcastle Falcons
Ealing Trailfinders vs Nottingham
Jersey Reds vs Hartpury RFC
Yorkshire Carnegie vs Cornish Pirates

Round 19 – 10/11/12 April

Ampthill vs Ealing Trailfinders
Cornish Pirates vs Jersey Reds
Hartpury RFC vs Bedford Blues
London Scottish vs Coventry
Newcastle Falcons vs Yorkshire Carnegie
Nottingham vs Doncaster Knights

Round 20 – 24/25/26 April

Bedford Blues vs Cornish Pirates
Coventry vs Hartpury RFC
Doncaster Knights vs Ampthill
Ealing Trailfinders vs London Scottish
Newcastle Falcons vs Nottingham
Yorkshire Carnegie vs Jersey Reds

Round 21 – 1/2/3 May

Ampthill vs Newcastle Falcons
Cornish Pirates vs Coventry
Hartpury RFC vs Ealing Trailfinders
Jersey Reds vs Bedford Blues
London Scottish vs Doncaster Knights
Nottingham vs Yorkshire Carnegie

Round 22 – 8/9 May

Bedford Blues vs Yorkshire Carnegie
Coventry vs Jersey Reds
Doncaster Knights vs Hartpury RFC
Ealing Trailfinders vs Cornish Pirates
Newcastle Falcons vs London Scottish
Nottingham vs Ampthill

Back to the Championship Cup, to provide further general information the teams will once again be split into three pools, playing across six rounds with the pool stage fixtures all completed before Christmas. The top two teams from each pool together with the two best runners up across the three pools will all proceed to the quarter-finals which will be followed by the semi-finals and then the final to take place in May next year.

Pool 1 comprises Ampthill, Bedford Blues, Coventry, and Ealing Trailfinders;

Pool 2 Doncaster Knights, Hartpury, Jersey Reds, and Newcastle Falcons;

Pool 3 Cornish Pirates, London Scottish, Nottingham, and Yorkshire Carnegie.

RFU Championship Cup – Fixtures 2019/20 (Again, all kick-off times and match dates to be confirmed by the clubs)

Round 1 – 20/21/22 September

Ampthill vs Coventry
Bedford Blues vs Ealing Trailfinders
Cornish Pirates vs London Scottish
Doncaster Knights vs Hartpury RFC
Jersey Reds vs Newcastle Falcons
Nottingham vs Yorkshire Carnegie

Round 2 – 27/28/29 September

Coventry vs Bedford Blues
Ealing Trailfinders vs Ampthill
Hartpury RFC vs Jersey Reds
London Scottish vs Nottingham
Newcastle Falcons vs Doncaster Knights
Yorkshire Carnegie vs Cornish Pirates

Round 3 – 4/5/6 October

Bedford Blues vs Ampthill
Coventry vs Ealing Trailfinders
Doncaster Knights vs Jersey Reds
Hartpury RFC vs Newcastle Falcons
London Scottish vs Yorkshire Carnegie
Nottingham vs Cornish Pirates

Round 4 – 29/30 Nov / 1 December

Cornish Pirates vs Nottingham
Coventry vs Ampthill
Ealing Trailfinders vs Bedford Blues
Jersey Reds vs Doncaster Knights
Newcastle Falcons vs Hartpury RFC
Yorkshire Carnegie vs London Scottish

Round 5 – 6/7/8 December

Ampthill vs Ealing Trailfinders
Bedford Blues vs Coventry
Cornish Pirates vs Yorkshire Carnegie
Doncaster Knights vs Newcastle Falcons
Jersey Reds vs Hartpury RFC
Nottingham vs London Scottish

Round 6 – 13/14 December (Saturday kick-off at 2pm)

Ampthill vs Bedford Blues
Ealing Trailfinders vs Coventry
Hartpury RFC vs Doncaster Knights
London Scottish vs Cornish Pirates
Newcastle Falcons vs Jersey Reds
Yorkshire Carnegie vs Nottingham

For more information visit www.championshiprugby.co.uk

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