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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.
The partnership between the Cornish Pirates and The Movement Project (TMP) based at Penryn RFC continues to grow.
A latest squad member signed by the Cornish Pirates on a one-year contract is gifted young Australian forward Hugh Bokenham.
The Cornish Pirates can confirm that young hooker Oli Burrows, who is a former Wales under 18s and under 20s player, has arrived at the Mennaye Field on loan from Exeter Chiefs.
Of no surprise this Friday is a big night for the Cornish Pirates – a first ever Premiership Rugby Cup game for the club against the might of Bath Rugby. The kick-off is at 7.30pm and the gates will be open from 5.30pm.