RFU Championship Cup Draw announced

The start date for The Championship Cup – the weekend of 9 April – has been confirmed.  The draw, which took place yesterday (8 February), was based on the standings from Round 17.   As table-leaders, Ealing Trailfinders receive a bye into the quarter final. 

To summarise, we will play Richmond Rugby, away and then home, in Round 1. Further progress will be dictated by the results in those games. For those interested in the possible permutations, read on…

In Round 1 teams play against one another, home and away.  The result determines entry into the quarter-final, the draw for this has also taken place – see below.

The Cup rounds will be as follows with specific dates and times to be confirmed by the clubs in due course.

  • w/o 09 Aril – Round 1 (1st leg)
  • w/o 23 April – Round 1 (2nd leg)
  • w/o 30 April – Cup Round 2 (Quarter-final – 1st leg)
  • w/o 07 May – Cup Round 2 (Quarter-final – 2nd leg)
  • w/o 14 May – Cup Round 3 (Semi-final)
  • w/o 21 May – Cup Round 4 (Final)

Round 1

BYE – Ealing Trailfinders

First leg

Ampthill v Coventry (Tie 1)

Nottingham v Bedford Blues (Tie 2)

Doncaster Knights v Cornish Pirates (Tie 3)

Jersey Reds v London Scottish (Tie 4)

Richmond v Hartpury (Tie 5)

Second Leg

Coventry v Ampthill (Tie 1)

Bedford Blues v Nottingham (Tie 2)

Cornish Pirates v Doncaster Knights (Tie 3)

London Scottish v Jersey Reds (Tie 4)

Hartpury v Richmond (Tie 5)


First leg

Tie 5 winner v Tie 4 winner

Best losing playing record 2/1 v Tie 2 winner

Tie 3 winner v Tie 1 winner

Best losing playing record 1/2 v Ealing Trailfinders

Second leg

Tie 4 winner v Tie 5 winner

Tie 2 winner v best losing playing record 2/1

Tie 1 winner v Tie 3 winner

Ealing Trailfinders v Best losing playing record 1/2

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