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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.
Following former Head Analyst Chris Price having left the club for a career change at the end of the past season, Technical Performance Analyst Adam Watts will now step up into the role.
The Cornish Pirates can confirm that Number 8 Sebastian Nagle-Taylor has signed a one-year contract with the club.
Season Tickets for the Cornish Pirates 2022-23 campaign are on sale now! Season Ticket membership is the only way to guarantee entry to all 11 Championship home league fixtures as well as three home Cup round games.
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.