London Irish will start their new chapter #BackInTown by welcoming Leicester Tigers to the Brentford Community Stadium.
Irish kick-off their Gallagher Premiership season at Worcester Warriors in Round 1, before all eyes will be on Declan Kidney’s men on Sunday 29 November, for the Exiles’ first competitive match at their new home.
In what promises to be a day to remember for everyone connected to the club, Irish’s first competitive fixture in West London will be broadcast live on BT Sport – kick-off 4.15pm.
A week later, Sale Sharks are the visitors to the Brentford Community Stadium, ahead of a Boxing Day showdown at The Rec, the home of Bath, in what will be the Exiles’ final fixture of 2020.
The New Year starts with a home clash against Northampton Saints, before a short trip to The Stoop, to play Harlequins, on January 10, live on BT Sport.
Newly promoted Newcastle Falcons make the long journey down to London at the end of January, before a jam-packed February, with four fixtures in four weeks, against Gloucester (H), Exeter (A), Bristol (H) and Wasps (A).
An equally busy March includes trips to Leicester and Sale, with Worcester at home sandwiched in-between, before our annual St. Patrick’s Day fixture at home to Bath at the end of the month kick-starts an exciting end to the campaign.
April is a quieter month for Kidney’s side, with an away clash at Northampton, followed by the mouth-watering prospect of a first London derby at the new stadium, when Quins come to town!
The Exiles’ start their final five fixtures of the campaign with a trip to Newcastle, followed by matches against Exeter (H), Gloucester (A), Wasps (H), before a final day clash at Bristol Bears.
The Premiership Rugby Cup will be staged as a midweek competition in the 2020-21 season, starting after the Six Nations, with matches live on BT Sport.
Following the announcement of the 2020/21 fixtures, Declan Kidney, Director of Rugby said: “After years of work to make the dream of playing at Brentford a reality, it’s great to see it down as our home venue for the 2020/21 season and beyond.
“There is no such thing as an easy match in the Gallagher Premiership, but that said, we are looking forward to each and every one of them. After all the preparation and planning, we are really looking forward to running out at our new home.”
*All fixtures are subject to change.
London Irish 2020/21 Fixtures:
Round 1: Saturday 21 November – Worcester Warriors v London Irish (kick-off 3pm)
Round 2: Sunday 29 November – London Irish v Leicester Tigers (kick-off 4:15pm)
Round 3: Sunday 6 December – London Irish v Sale Sharks (kick-off 3pm)
Round 4: Saturday 26 December – Bath Rugby v London Irish (kick-off 2pm)
Round 5: Sunday 3 January – London Irish v Northampton Saints (kick-off 3pm)
Round 6: Sunday 10 January – Harlequins v London Irish (kick-off 3pm)
Round 7: 29/30/31 January – London Irish v Newcastle Falcons (kick-off TBC)
Round 8: 5/6/7 February – London Irish v Gloucester (kick-off TBC)
Round 9: 12/13/14 February – Exeter Chiefs v London Irish (kick-off TBC)
Round 10: 19/20/21 February – London Irish v Bristol Bears (kick-off TBC)
Round 11: 26/27/28 February – Wasps v London Irish (kick-off TBC)
Round 12: 5/6/7 March – Leicester Tigers v London Irish (kick-off TBC)
Round 13 12/13/14 March – London Irish v Worcester Warriors (kick-off TBC)
Round 14: 19/20/21 March – Sale Sharks v London Irish (kick-off TBC)
Round 15: 26/27/28 March – London Irish v Bath Rugby (kick-off TBC)
Round 16: 16/17/18 April – Northampton Saints v London Irish (kick-off TBC)
Round 17: 23/24/25 April – London Irish v Harlequins (kick-off TBC)
Round 18: 7/8/9 May – Newcastle Falcons v London Irish (kick-off TBC)
Round 19: 14/15/16 May – London Irish v Exeter Chiefs (kick-off TBC)
Round 20: 28/29/30 May – Gloucester Rugby v London Irish (kick-off TBC)
Round 21: 4/5/6 June – London Irish v Wasps (kick-off TBC)
Round 22: Saturday 12 June – Bristol Bears v London Irish (kick-off TBC)