London Irish get their Greene King IPA Championship campaign underway with back-to-back home games against Doncaster Knights and newly promoted Richmond respectively.
The Exiles’, first away encounter is at Bedford Blues in Round 3 of the competition as the season gathers pace.
Following 22 rounds of the competition, the league winner will be decided by a play-off format which continues for the eighth year.
London Irish Director of Rugby Nick Kennedy said: “Fixture release day is always an exciting day for the club’s supporters and the squad are really looking forward to playing in front of a home crowd back-to-back.
“The Championship will be a tough competition for us and we will have to approach every game with the right attitude and mind set if we are to get the results that we want.
“We have added to the squad with some great talent and everyone is working hard ahead of what promises to be an exciting season.”
Please note, dates for home fixtures beyond Round 6 are yet to be confirmed. Also, please be advised to contact the club prior to making travel arrangements as fixtures are subject to change.
London Irish Fixtures (home games in bold capitals)
KEY: CH= Championship
CH – Sat 3rd Sep v DONCASTER KNIGHTS (H)
CH – Sat 10th Sep v RICHMOND (H)
CH – 16/17/18 v Bedford Blues (A)
CH – Sun 25th Sep v EALING TRAILFINDERS (H)
CH – 30 Sept/1/2 October v Nottingham Rugby (A)
CH – Sat 8th Oct v LONDON WELSH (H)
B&I Cup 14/15/16
B&I Cup 21/22/23
CH – 28/29/30 v London Scottish (A)
CH – Sat 5th Nov v YORKSHIRE CARNEGIE (H)
CH – 18/19/20 v Cornish Pirates
CH – Sun 27th Nov v JERSEY REDS (H)
CH - 2/3/4 v Rotherham Titans (A)
B&I Cup - 9/10/11
B&I Cup - 16/17/18
CH – 23/26 v Richmond (A)
CH – 30/31/1 January v BEDFORD BLUES (H)
B&I Cup – 13/14/15
B&I Cup – 20/21/22
CH – 27/28/29 v Ealing Trailfinders (A)
CH – 3/4/5 v NOTTINGHAM RUGBY (H)
CH – 17/18/19 v London Welsh (A)
CH – 24/25/26 v LONDON SCOTTISH (H)
CH – 3/4/5 v Yorkshire Carnegie (A)
CH – 17/18/19 v CORNISH PIRATES (H)
CH – 24/25/26 v Jersey Reds (A)
CH – 7/8/9 v ROTHERHAM TITANS (H)
CH – 15 v Doncaster Knights (A)
Play off semi-final Leg 1 April 28 – May 1 (tbc)
Play off semi-final Leg 2 May 5-7 (tbc).
Greene King IPA Championship Final Leg 1 w/c May 13
Greene King IPA Championship Final Leg 2 w/c May 20
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