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2012/13 RFU Championship fixtures

06 June 2012

  • Jersey to host 2011-12 runners up Cornish Pirates in opener
  • Revised structure sees top four enter play-offs
2012-13 RFU Championship fixtures

Photo: Brian Tempest

The 2012/13 RFU Championship fixtures have been confirmed, with newcomers Jersey set to face 2011/12 runners-up Cornish Pirates in the opening round.

The Jersey men will host Pirates at St Peter, with the visitors making a short trip across the English Channel for the start of their new season campaign. Ian Davies' men will then welcome Plymouth Albion to The Mennaye the following week in a West Country derby. 

Having survived their debut season in the RFU Championship, London Scottish will host Rotherham Titans in a repeat of their 2011-12 opening fixture, which saw the hosts narrowly beat the Yorkshire men 16-11.

New for the 2012-13 season, a revision to the current structure will see the 12 clubs compete in a league across 22 rounds, with the bottom club relegated to SSE National League 1 and the top four clubs going on to compete in a two-legged semi-final and final. The winners of the semi-finals will go on to play in the RFU Championship final – also over two legs.

The new structure provides 11 home games for the Championship clubs and a minimum of six games in the revised British & Irish Cup, which will now include financial rewards for RFU Championship clubs who reach the knock-out stages.

2012-13 RFU Championship fixtures

Note: The 2012/13 structure is subject to the outcome of any appeal by London Welsh.

Round 1 – September 1

London Scottish v Rotherham Titans
Bedford Blues v Moseley
Nottingham Rugby v Leeds Carnegie
Jersey RFC v Cornish Pirates
Plymouth Albion v Doncaster Knights
Bristol Rugby v London Welsh (TBC)

Round 2 – September 8

Rotherham Titans v Bedford Blues
Doncaster Knights v Bristol Rugby
Cornish Pirates v Plymouth Albion
Leeds Carnegie v Jersey RFC
Moseley v Nottingham Rugby
London Scottish v London Welsh (TBC)

Round 3 – September 15

Bedford Blues v London Scottish
Nottingham Rugby v Rotherham Titans
Jersey RFC v Moseley
Plymouth Albion v Leeds Carnegie
Bristol Rugby v Cornish Pirates
London Welsh (TBC) v Doncaster Knights

Round 4 – September 22

Rotherham Titans v Jersey RFC
Bedford Blues v Nottingham Rugby
Cornish Pirates v London Welsh (TBC)
Leeds Carnegie v Bristol Rugby
Moseley v Plymouth Albion
London Scottish v Doncaster Knights

2012-13 RFU Championship fixtures

Photo: RFU Archive

Round 5 – September 29

Nottingham Rugby v London Scottish
Jersey RFC v Bedford Blues
Plymouth Albion v Rotherham Titans
Bristol Rugby v Moseley
London Welsh (TBC) v Leeds Carnegie
Doncaster Knights v Cornish Pirates

Round 6 – October 6

Rotherham Titans v Bristol Rugby
Bedford Blues v Plymouth Albion
Nottingham Rugby v Jersey RFC
Leeds Carnegie v Doncaster Knights
Moseley v London Welsh (TBC)
London Scottish v Cornish Pirates

Round 7 – October 27

Jersey RFC v London Scottish
Plymouth Albion v Nottingham Rugby
Bristol Rugby v Bedford Blues
London Welsh v Rotherham Titans
Doncaster Knights v Moseley
Cornish Pirates v Leeds Carnegie

Round 8 – November 3

Rotherham Titans v Doncaster Knights
Bedford Blues v London Welsh (TBC)
Nottingham Rugby v Bristol Rugby
Jersey RFC v Plymouth Albion
Moseley v Cornish Pirates
London Scottish v Leeds Carnegie

Round 9 – November 10

Plymouth Albion v London Scottish
Bristol Rugby v Jersey RFC
London Welsh (TBC) v Nottingham RFC
Doncaster Knights v Bedford Blues
Cornish Pirates v Rotherham Titans
Leeds Carnegie v Moseley

Round 10 – November 24

Rotherham Titans v Leeds Carnegie
Bedford Blues v Cornish Pirates
Nottingham Rugby v Doncaster Knights
Jersey RFC v London Welsh (TBC)
Plymouth Albion v Bristol Rugby
London Scottish v Moseley

Round 11 – December 1

Bristol Rugby v London Scottish
London Welsh (TBC) v Plymouth Albion
Doncaster Knights v Jersey RFC
Cornish Pirates v Nottingham Rugby
Leeds Carnegie v Bedford Blues
Moseley v Rotherham Titans

Round 12 – December 22

Bedford Blues v Rotherham Titans
Nottingham Rugby v Moseley
Jersey RFC v Leeds Carnegie
Plymouth Albion v Cornish Pirates
Bristol Rugby v Doncaster Knights
London Welsh (TBC) v London Scottish

Round 13 – January 5

Rotherham Titans v Nottingham Rugby
Doncaster Knights v London Welsh (TBC)
Cornish Pirates v Bristol Rugby
Leeds Carnegie v Plymouth Albion
Moseley v Jersey RFC
London Scottish v Bedford Blues

Round 14 – January 26

Nottingham Rugby v Bedford Blues
Jersey RFC v Rotherham Titans
Plymouth Albion v Moseley
Bristol Rugby v Leeds Carnegie
London Welsh (TBC) v Cornish Pirates
Doncaster Knights v London Scottish

Round 15 – February 9

Rotherham Titans v Plymouth Albion
Bedford Blues v Jersey RFC
Cornish Pirates v Doncaster Knights
Leeds Carnegie v London Welsh (TBC)
Moseley v Bristol Rugby
London Scottish v Nottingham

Round 16 – February 16

Jersey RFC v Nottingham Rugby
Plymouth Albion v Bedford Blues
Bristol Rugby v Rotherham Titans
London Welsh (TBC) v Moseley
Doncaster Knights v Leeds Carnegie
Cornish Pirates v London Scottish

Round 17 – March 2

Rotherham Titans v London Welsh (TBC)
Bedford Blues v Bristol Rugby
Nottingham Rugby v Plymouth Albion
Leeds Carnegie v Cornish Pirates
Moseley v Doncaster Knights
London Scottish v Jersey RFC

Round 18 – March 9

Plymouth Albion v Jersey RFC
Bristol Rugby v Nottingham Rugby
London Welsh (TBC) v Bedford Blues
Doncaster Knights v Rotherham Titans
Leeds Carnegie v London Scottish
Cornish Pirates v Moseley

Round 19 – March 23

Rotherham Titans v Cornish Pirates
Bedford Blues v Doncaster Knights
Nottingham Rugby v London Welsh (TBC)
Jersey RFC v Bristol Rugby
Moseley v Leeds Carnegie
London Scottish v Plymouth Albion

Round 20 – March 30

Bristol Rugby v Plymouth Albion
London Welsh (TBC) v Jersey RFC
Doncaster Knights v Nottingham Rugby
Cornish Pirates v Bedford Blues
Leeds Carnegie v Rotherham Titans
Moseley v London Scottish

Round 21 – April 13

Rotherham Titans v Moseley
Bedford Blues v Leeds Carnegie
Nottingham Rugby v Cornish Pirates
Jersey RFC v Doncaster Knights
Plymouth Albion v London Welsh (TBC)
London Scottish v Bristol Rugby

Round 22 – April 20

London Welsh (TBC) v Bristol Rugby
Doncaster Knights v Plymouth Albion
Cornish Pirates v Jersey RFC
Leeds Carnegie v Nottingham Rugby
Moseley v Bedford Blues
Rotherham Titans v London Scottish

Semi-finals –May 4 & 11
Final – May 23 & 29

The 2012-13 British & Irish Cup (tbc)

Round 1 – October 13
Round 2 –October 20
Round 3 – December 8
Round 4 - December 15
Round 5 – January 12
Round 6 – January 19

Quarter-finals – April 6
Semi-finals – April 27
Final – May 17