22 June 2018
London Irish kick-off their Greene King IPA Championship campaign away to Ealing Trailfinders on Saturday 1 September.
The Exiles, spearheaded by director of rugby Declan Kidney, take on the reigning British & Irish Cup holders at Vallis Way, before hosting Nottingham at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday 8 September.
On Saturday 29 September newly promoted Coventry welcome Irish to the Butts Park Arena, while the festive period sees Irish locking horns with Hartpury College at their Gloucestershire home on Saturday 29 December.
The annual St Patrick’s Party fixture sees Doncaster Knights visiting the Madejski Stadium on Saturday 23 March.
The season concludes with a run-in that includes a trip to Cornish Pirates, a home game against Hartpury College, and an Easter weekend fixture at Richmond, before finishing the season at home to Ealing on Saturday 27 April.
The date for the away fixture against Jersey Reds is still to be confirmed.
Like last season, the club who finishes top of the table will be promoted to the Gallagher Premiership providing they meet the minimum standards criteria which Irish do.
Meanwhile, the fixtures for the rebranded Championship Cup have been confirmed with the Exiles drawn alongside Hartpury College, Bedford Blues and Cornish Pirates. Playing each other home and away, Irish begin their cup campaign at Hartpury on Saturday 10 November.
The quarter-finals take place on the weekend of 1-3 February, with the semi-finals and final scheduled for 22-24 February and 3-5 May respectively.
Please be advised to contact the club prior to making travel arrangements as all fixtures are subject to change.
Away fixtures may be changed to the Friday or the Sunday of the same weekend. Confirmed dates and kick-off times for away fixtures will be released within two weeks.
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GKC - Sat 1 Sep v Ealing Trailfinders (A)
GKC – Sat 8 Sep v Nottingham (H)
GKC – Sun 23 Sep v Bedford Blues (H)
GKC – Sat 29 Sep v Coventry (A)
GKC – Sat 6 Oct v London Scottish (A)
GKC – Sat 13 Oct v Yorkshire Carnegie (H)
GKC – Sat 20 Oct v Doncaster Knights (A)
GKC – Sat 27 Oct v Cornish Pirates (H)
CHC – Sat 10 Nov v Hartpury College (A)
CHC – Sat 17 Nov v Cornish Pirates (H)
CHC – Sun 25 Nov v Bedford Blues (H)
CHC – Sat 1 Dec v Bedford Blues (A)
CHC – Sun 9 Dec v Hartpury College (H)
CHC – Sat 15 Dec v Cornish Pirates (A)
GKC – Sat 29 Dec v Hartpury College (A)
GKC – Sun 13 Jan v Richmond (H)
GKC – Sat 19 Jan v Nottingham (A)
GKC – Sun 27 Jan v Jersey Reds (H)
CHC QF – 1-3 Feb
GKC – Sat 9 Feb v Bedford Blues (A)
GKC – Sat 16 Feb v Coventry (H)
CHC SF – 22-24 Feb
GKC – Sat 2 Mar v London Scottish (H)
GKC – Sat 9 Mar v Yorkshire Carnegie (A)
GKC – Sat 23 Mar v Doncaster Knights (ST PATRICK’S PARTY)
GKC – Sat 30 Mar v Cornish Pirates (A)
GKC – Sun 14 Apr v Hartpury College (H)
GKC – Sat 20 Apr v Richmond (A)
GKC – Sat 27 Apr v Ealing Trailfinders (H)
CHC FINAL – 1-5 May
GKC = Greene King IPA Championship
CHC = Championship Cup