London Irish can confirm that their Championship Cup semi-final fixture will be played against Yorkshire Carnegie at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday 24 February, kick-off 1pm.

Yorkshire Carnegie beat Bedford Blues 38-14 in the quarter-final to progress through the knockouts and will travel to the Madejski for the second time this season. The Exiles recorded an impressive 72-5 win over Yorkshire Carnegie in the Greene King IPA Championship in October, but after a tough start to the season the Leeds based side have found form, winning eight of their last nine home matches.

The other semi-final sees Ealing Trailfinders play Cornish Pirates at the Trailfinders Sports Ground on Sunday 24 February, kick-off 3pm. Ealing Trailfinders put in a dominant performance in their quarter-final with Nottingham as they ran out 41-7 winners, and they will face a Cornish Pirates side who won away at Jersey Reds.

The Championship Cup final will take place on the weekend of 3/4/5 May.

Ticketing information for London Irish’s semi-final will be released shortly.


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