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2022-2023 fixtures announced

Posted: June 24, 2022
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2022-23 Championship League & Cup Fixtures Announced

Fixtures for the 2022-23 RFU Championship season have been confirmed.

The league competition will be played over 22 rounds, beginning over the weekend of 10th September, with the final round scheduled for the weekend of 29th April next year.

The league will consist of 12 teams in the upcoming season after Caldy RFC secured promotion to the Championship after topping National 1.

2021-22 season league winners Ealing Trailfinders kick off their first round match at home to Doncaster and newcomers Caldy take on Hartpury University at home in their first-round game. Cornish Pirates, who finished third in the league last season, are also at home to Richmond on the opening weekend, whilst elsewhere in the competition London Scottish face Nottingham Rugby at home, Coventry Rugby play Bedford Blues at Butts Park and Jersey Reds travel to Ampthill.

The Championship Cup takes place over six rounds followed by a semi-final (weekend 5th May) and final (weekend 13th May) following the conclusion of the league season. The Cup kicks off on the weekend 5th November with rounds two and three over the following two weekends. Rounds 3-6 also run over consecutive weekends beginning on weekend 4th February.

RFU director of performance rugby Conor O’Shea said: “Last season was one of the closest top of the table finishes in years, providing a compelling end to the league season, and we all look forward to another exciting season in 22-23.

“We’re delighted to welcome Caldy to the Championship and wish them well as they prepare for an exciting season.”

Championship clubs committee chairman, Steve Lloyd, commenting on the new season said: “The standard of rugby last season was excellent and I’ve no doubt we’ll see more of the same in the coming season.

“The promotion of Caldy to our ranks sees the geography of Championship rugby expand to the north-west – we welcome them warmly.”

To see the full RFU Championship fixture list click here.

For more information visit www.championshiprugby.co.uk or @champrugby

Reference the Cornish Pirates please note the following list:


Note:   Weekend dates only are presently shown.


Round 1 – Weekend Saturday 10th September

Cornish Pirates v Richmond – ko TBC


Round 2 – Weekend Saturday 17th September

Nottingham v Cornish Pirates – ko TBC


Round 3 – Weekend Saturday 24th September

Cornish Pirates v Bedford Blues – ko TBC


Round 4 – Weekend Saturday 1st October

Jersey Reds v Cornish Pirates – ko TBC


Round 5 – Weekend Saturday 8th October

Cornish Pirates v Ampthill – ko TBC


Weekend 15th October – A Reserve Weekend


Round 6 – Weekend Saturday 22nd October

Coventry v Cornish Pirates – ko TBC


Round 7 – Weekend Saturday 29th October

Cornish Pirates v London Scottish – ko TBC


Cup Round 1 – Weekend Saturday 5th November

Richmond v Cornish Pirates – ko TBC


Cup Round 2 – Weekend Saturday 12th November

Caldy v Cornish Pirates – ko TBC


Cup Round 3 – Weekend Saturday 19th November

Cornish Pirates v Ampthill – ko TBC


Weekend 26th November – A Reserve Weekend


Round 8 – Weekend Saturday 3rd December

Cornish Pirates v Ealing Trailfinders– ko TBC


Round 9 – Weekend Saturday 10th December

Caldy v Cornish Pirates – ko TBC


Round 10 – Saturday 17th December

Cornish Pirates v Doncaster Knights – ko TBC


Round 11 – Weekend Saturday 24th December

Hartpury v Cornish Pirates – ko TBC


Weekend 7th January – A ‘No Rugby’ Weekend


Round 12 – Weekend Saturday 14th January

Cornish Pirates v Nottingham – ko TBC


Round 13 – Weekend Saturday 21st January

Bedford Blues v Cornish Pirates – ko TBC


Round 14 – Weekend Saturday 28th January

Cornish Pirates v Jersey Reds – ko TBC


Cup Round 4 – Weekend Saturday 4th February

Cornish Pirates v Richmond – ko TBC


Cup Round 5 – Weekend Saturday 11th February

Cornish Pirates v Caldy – ko TBC


Cup Round 6 – Weekend Saturday 18th February

Ampthill v Cornish Pirates – ko TBC


Weekend 25th February – A Reserve Weekend


Round 15 – Weekend Saturday 4th March

Ampthill v Cornish Pirates – ko TBC


Round 16 – Weekend Saturday 11th March

Cornish Pirates v Coventry – ko TBC


Round 17 – Weekend Saturday 18th March

London Scottish v Cornish Pirates – ko TBC


Round 18 – Weekend Saturday 25th March

Ealing Trailfinders v Cornish Pirates – ko TBC


Round 19 – Weekend Saturday 1st April

Cornish Pirates v Caldy – ko TBC


Weekend 8th April – A ‘No Rugby’ Weekend


Round 20 – Weekend Saturday 15th April

Doncaster Knights v Cornish Pirates – ko TBC


Round 21 – Weekend Saturday 22nd April

Cornish Pirates v Hartpury – ko TBC


Round 22 – Weekend Saturday 29th April

Richmond v Cornish Pirates– ko TBC


Weekend 6th May – Cup Semi-Final


Weekend 13th May – Cup Final


For regularly updated information please visit www.cornish-pirates.com

Season Tickets for the Cornish Pirates 2022-23 season campaign will be on sale from Monday – Look out for details.