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As the 2020/21 Greene King IPA Championship season kicks off this weekend, the Championship Clubs Committee today confirmed that up to five matches each round will be live-streamed for fans.
Available via www.championshiprugby.co.uk/live-streams fans will be able to live-stream matches on a pay-per-view basis with full access and pricing information detailed on individual club websites.
The opening round (1) of the league sees all five matches streamed for fans as follows:
• Hartpury University RFC v Richmond – Sat 6 March, KO 13:15
• Cornish Pirates v Saracens – Sat 6 March, KO 15:00
• Coventry v Bedford Blues – Sat 6 March, KO 15:00
• Ampthill v Doncaster Knights – Sun 7 March, KO 13:00
• Nottingham v Ealing Trailfinders – Sun 7 March, KO 13:00
Greene King IPA Championship Clubs Committee chair Steve Lloyd said: “It is almost a year ago that “Covid stopped play” in the GK Championship and since that time many people have been working hard to re-establish a league competition in the face of restrictions, lockdowns and no income.
“After months of meetings and clubs’ own plans to get back to the fray, we are delighted that the Championship will commence a shortened but no less competitive season on Saturday, 6th March 2021.
“A big thank you is due to everyone concerned for making the season possible and the whole league now looks forward to good rugby and rekindled bonhomie within the sport we love. Let battle commence!”
Details relating to the final will be released at a later date.
Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) have been a long-term valued sponsor of the Cornish Pirates. All associated with the club will be aware that for many years Chris Morgan was kindly sponsored by the award-winning business, firstly as a player and then as a coach.
Nyns o an gewer y'n myttin rag an kensa fyt kesunyans an seson pur dha gans lewgh ha niwl law, mes warbydn kensa pot an ebron re omglersa ha'n howl a dorras 'mes dhe ry dohajedh perfydh rag rugby.
Devon-born Dan Powell, aged 40, has been appointed Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at the Cornish Pirates. He will work alongside Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, James Owen.
At a time when the Cornish Pirates could do with a little back up in certain positions, the squad has been boosted by the arrival of two gifted new faces in the shape of hooker James Benjamin and centre Seb Atkinson.