The Greene King IPA Championship fixtures for 2015/16 are announced today.
Games against Yorkshire Carnegie will book-end Jersey's league campaign, with a trip to Headingley on the first weekend of September, and Carnegie coming to St Peter in late April.
As in 2012/13, Jersey's first home league match will be against Cornish Pirates (pictured below), with the return fixture a festive affair scheduled for the last weekend of December.
All the games have been scheduled for a weekend slot which includes Friday to Sunday. It is the home club's prerogative to elect which day the match will be played, and the kick-off time, and these details will be announced in due course by our opponents.
Details of Jersey RFC's home games at St Peter will also be confirmed at a later date. Although we anticipate that the majority of league games will take place in the traditional Saturday afternoon slot, there will be some games played on Fridays.
Details of the 2015/16 British & Irish Cup will be released at a later date, with the first matches played on the weekend of November 13th-15th.
Supporters seeking to make travel arrangements for any games should note that there is a provision in the Championship regulations that host clubs can alter kick-off times up to July 31st. While this is not likely to affect many fixtures, exact timings for each game may still be subject to change until the end of July.
* Championship regulations stipulate that games in the final round will all kick off at the same time on Saturday April 23rd.
Saturday August 8th PLYMOUTH ALBION (5pm)
Saturday August 15th SCARLETS (4pm)
Saturday August 22nd BLACKHEATH
Greene King IPA Championship/ British & Irish Cup
HOME games in CAPITALS
w/e Sept 4-6 Yorkshire Carnegie
Sept 11-13 CORNISH PIRATES
Sept 18-20 Doncaster Knights
Sept 25-27 BRISTOL
Oct 2-4 Moseley
Oct 9-11 BEDFORD BLUES
Oct 16-18 London Welsh
Oct 23-25 NOTTINGHAM
Oct 31 Free weekend (World Cup Final)
Nov 6-8 London Scottish
Nov 13-15 B&I Cup Rd 1
Nov 20-22 B&I Cup Rd 2
Nov 27-29 Rotherham Titans
Dec 4-6 EALING TRAILFINDERS
Dec 11-13 B&I Cup Rd 3
Dec 18-20 B&I Cup Rd 4
Dec 26-27 Cornish Pirates
Jan 1-3 DONCASTER KNIGHTS
Jan 9 Free weekend
Jan 15-17 B&I Cup Rd 5
Jan 22-24 B&I Cup Rd 6
Jan 29-31 Bristol
Feb 5-7 MOSELEY
Feb 12-14 Bedford
Feb 20 Free weekend
Feb 26-28 LONDON WELSH
Mar 4-6 Nottingham
Mar 11-13 B&I Q-F
Mar 18-20 B&I S-F
Mar 25-27 LONDON SCOTTISH (Easter)
Apr 1-3 ROTHERHAM TITANS
Apr 8-10 B&I F
Apr 15-17 Ealing Trailfinders
Apr 23 * YORKSHIRE CARNEGIE *
Apr 30 Free weekend (Junior Siam Cup matches)
May 7 Guernsey (Siam Cup)
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