Jersey Reds will kick off the 2022/23 RFU Championship with an away game at Ampthill on the second weekend of September, concluding their campaign at the end of April with a home game against the same opponents.
Fixtures for the new season have been announced today, with the Reds’ home opener at Stade Santander International being a home game against Coventry on the weekend of September 17th - this will be the Reds' 200th Championship game at the start of their 11th season at level two.
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 in early 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.
All league and cup fixtures - home and away - are currently listed for 'weekend of' dates and could be played on Friday evenings, Saturday or Sunday. Supporters are advised not to make travel plans around particular days/KO times ahead of these details being finalised.
Before the league action starts, the Reds will face a trio of home pre-season games at Stade Santander International. Two of the matches have already been confirmed: London Irish on Saturday August 27th and Bath on Friday September 2nd.
Link to central RFU announcement - click HERE
Pic by Rich Chapman
Full fixtures (home games in bold)
Fri 19-Aug TBC (F) H
Sat 27-Aug London Irish (F) H
Fri 02-Sep Bath (F) H
w/e 10-Sep Ampthill A
w/e 17-Sep Coventry Rugby H
w/e 24-Sep London Scottish A
w/e 01-Oct Cornish Pirates H
w/e 08-Oct Caldy A
w/e 15-Oct Reserve
w/e 22-Oct Doncaster Knights H
w/e 29-Oct Hartpury University A
w/e 05-Nov Nottingham Rugby (Cup) A
w/e 12-Nov Hartpury University (Cup) H
w/e 19-Nov Ealing Trailfinders (Cup) A
w/e 26-Nov Reserve
w/e 03-Dec Richmond H
w/e 10-Dec Nottingham Rugby A
w/e 17-Dec Bedford Blues H
w/e 24-Dec Ealing Trailfinders A
w/e 31-Dec NO RUGBY
w/e 07-Jan NO RUGBY
w/e 14-Jan Coventry Rugby A
w/e 21-Jan London Scottish H
w/e 28-Jan Cornish Pirates A
w/e 04-Feb Ealing Trailfinders (Cup) H
w/e 11-Feb Hartpury University (C) A
w/e 18-Feb Nottingham Rugby (Cup) H
w/e 25-Feb Reserve
w/e 04-Mar Caldy H
w/e 11-Mar Doncaster Knights A
w/e 18-Mar Hartpury University H
w/e 25-Mar Richmond A
w/e 01-Apr Nottingham Rugby H
w/e 08-Apr NO RUGBY
w/e 15-Apr Bedford Blues A
w/e 22-Apr Ealing Trailfinders H
w/e 29-Apr Ampthill H
w/e 06-May Cup SF
w/e 13-May Cup F
Why not get yourself a Hot Pot (Curry or Chilli served with rice) in the supporters marquee £8 per pot.