- West Country Championship sides line up pre-season games
- Fixtures include local derbies
Photo: Mike Cox
West Country clubs Plymouth Albion and Bristol Rugby have announced their respective pre-season fixtures following the conclusion of their 2012-13 RFU Championship campaigns.
Bristol Rugby will play both Bath and Exeter Chiefs in two of three local derbies, with the traditional fixture against SSE National League 2 club Clifton completing the Championship side’s pre-season calendar. Fellow British & Irish Cup club Munster will send an U20s side over the Irish sea to compete at Bristol’s training ground, Clifton RFC, on August 20.
Continuing the West Country theme, Plymouth Albion will face Gloucester Rugby in the final game of their pre-season friendlies, having already faced former Championship club Worcester Warriors the week previous. Albion will kick-off their four friendlies with a game against Welsh Premiership side Aberavon, before taking on recently promoted SSE National League 2 South team Exmouth at Brickfields.
Plymouth Albion pre-season fixtures
v Aberavon, Saturday August 17, Brickfields KO 3.00pm
v Exmouth, Saturday August 17, Brickfields, KO 5.00pm
v Worcester Warriors Cavaliers, Friday August 23, Brickfields, KO 7.45pm
v Gloucester, Friday August 30, Kingsholm, KO 5.00pm
Bristol Rugby pre-season fixtures
V Bath, Saturday, Saturday August 17, Recreation Ground, KP 3pm.
v Munster U20s, Tuesday August 20, Clifton RFC, Munster U20s, KO 7.15pm
v Exeter Chiefs, Saturday August 24, Sandy Park, KO 3pm
v Clifton RFC, Sunday September 1, Cribbs Causeway, KO 3pm