2019-20 fixtures released!

Hartpury have been handed a home fixture for the start of their Greene King IPA Championship season, as the Doncaster Knights are scheduled to visit Gloucestershire for the opening match.

However, that game will not take place until mid-October, as the opening weekends of the campaign will be dedicated to the initial three rounds of this season’s Championship Cup.  Again, the Knights will be Hartpury’s first fixture, although on that occasion we will travel to South Yorkshire at some point in the weekend 20-22 September.   The later start to the season is related to the timing of this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Hartpury’s second Championship fixture will be an interesting trip to Kingston Park, the home of recently-relegated Newcastle Falcons.  The Falcons are also in Hartpury’s Cup pool – along with the Knights – with the quartet being completed by the Jersey Reds.  Each team will play each other home and away, with the second block of games coming in December.  Hartpury will be hoping to make more of an impression on the competition than we did last year, although once again we have a very tough pool.

The Cup play-offs will be scheduled for May, after the conclusion of the league season.  The last league fixtures will take place on May 9th, 2020.

Of course, Greene King IPA Championship rugby will once again be the focus.  Newly-promoted Ampthill will be our hosts in Week 4, whilst a trip to our old friends at the Cornish Pirates will represent our Christmas ‘derby’ fixture – after all, it’s only 200 miles each way!  Supporters contemplating the popular trip to Jersey will have two opportunities this season, once in early December (cup) and again in April (league).

The full Championship and Championship Cup fixture list is below.  Exact dates will be confirmed in due course.

Greene King IPA Championship – Fixtures 2019/20

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

RFU Championship Cup – Fixtures 2019/20

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, 13/14/15 December
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

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