Jersey Reds have confirmed the dates and kick-off times for their home league and cup games in the RFU Championship.
The Reds’ home opener at Stade Santander International will be a 3pm KO against Coventry on Saturday September 17th – this will be the Reds’ 200th Championship game at the start of their 11th season playing at level two.
Three Friday night games are included in the league/cup schedule, the league visits of Cornish Pirates and Doncaster Knights on September 30th and October 21st respectively, plus the cup clash with Nottingham on February 17th. Friday games will kick off at the slightly earlier time of 7.15pm.
Newly-promoted Caldy, based on the Wirral peninsula a few miles west of Liverpool, will host their visitors from Jersey at Paton Field on the second weekend of October before making their maiden voyage to the Island on Saturday 4 March.
The Championship Cup will see the Reds in a group with Nottingham, Hartpury and Ealing Trailfinders, with three group games in November and the remaining three in February ahead of semi-finals and the final in May.
The majority of away games, as well as the home game with Richmond in December, remain listed for ‘weekend of’ dates and could be played on Friday evenings, Saturdays or Sundays – supporters are advised not to make travel arrangements for these games around specific KO times/days prior to these being finalised and confirmed by clubs – this will happen as soon as possible.
Before the league action starts, the Reds will face a trio of home pre-season games at Stade Santander International: Leicester Tigers on Friday August 19th, London Irish on Saturday August 27th and Bath on Friday September 2nd.
Full fixtures (home games in bold)
Fri 19-Aug Leicester Tigers (F) H 5pm
Sat 27-Aug London Irish (F) H 3pm
Fri 02-Sep Bath (F) H 7.15pm
Sat 10-Sep Ampthill A 3pm
Sat 17-Sep Coventry Rugby H 3pm
w/e 24-Sep London Scottish A
Fri 30-Sept Cornish Pirates H 7.15pm
w/e 08-Oct Caldy A
w/e 15-Oct Reserve
Fri 21-Oct Doncaster Knights H 7.15pm
w/e 29-Oct Hartpury University A
w/e 05-Nov Nottingham Rugby (C) A
Sat 12-Nov Hartpury Uni (C) H 2pm
Sat 19-Nov Ealing Trailfinders (C) A 2pm
w/e 26-Nov Reserve
w/e 03-Dec Richmond * H tbc
w/e 10-Dec Nottingham Rugby A
Sat 17-Dec Bedford Blues H 2pm
Sat 24-Dec Ealing Trailfinders A 2pm
w/e 31-Dec NO RUGBY
w/e 07-Jan NO RUGBY
w/e 14-Jan Coventry Rugby A
Sat 21-Jan London Scottish H 3pm
Sat 28-Jan Cornish Pirates A 2.30pm
Sat 04-Feb Ealing T'finders (C) H 2pm
w/e 11-Feb Hartpury University (C) A
Fri 17-Feb Nottingham (C) H 7.15pm
w/e 25-Feb Reserve
Sat 04-Mar Caldy H 3pm
w/e 11-Mar Doncaster Knights A
Sat 18-Mar Hartpury Uni H 3pm
w/e 25-Mar Richmond A
Sat 01-Apr Nottingham Rugby H 3pm
w/e 08-Apr NO RUGBY
w/e 15-Apr Bedford Blues A
Sat 22-Apr Ealing Trailfinders H 3pm
Sat 29-Apr Ampthill H 2/3pm
w/e 06-May Cup SF
w/e 13-May Cup F
* The day/KO time of the home game v Richmond remains tbc
Why not come a chillout in the supporters marquee before the game, A fully stocked bar and food is available, seated and standing tables, on a first come first served basis and a great place to meet the Reds supporters.