Greene King IPA Championship fixtures confirmed
8th February 2021
Following loan assurances from Government as part of the Winter Sports Survival Package, 11 Greene King IPA Championship Clubs have elected to invest in Covid testing under the elite sport guidance framework to allow a start to the season on the weekend of 6 March 2021.
Operating under the elite sport framework, teams will play each other home or away producing 10 competitive matches over 11 league rounds. This will be followed by a two-leg play off final (home and away) between the top two placed teams in the league to determine which will earn promotion to Gallagher Premiership Rugby for the 2021/22 season provided it meets the current Minimum Standards Criteria.
London Scottish felt unable to participate this season but will return in the 2021/22 season. As a result, there will be one bye week per team and three reserve weekends (3/4 April, 8/9 May and 5/6 June) during the season.
The Knights kick off the 2020/21 campaign away at Ampthill on the weekend of March 6th before welcoming Coventry to Castle Park on March 13th.
Given the possibility of no crowds being allowed for some of the season, and wishing to take Greene King IPA Championship rugby to a wider audience, it is hoped to stream as many of the matches as possible.
Doncaster Knights 202/21 Greene King IPA fixtures:
Until confirmed all fixtures are currently the ‘weekend of’ the date stated below.
March 6th – Ampthill (away)
March 13th – Coventry (home)
March 20th – Hartpury (away)
March 27th – Cornish Pirates (home)
April 10th – Jersey Reds (home)
April 17th – Saracens (home)
April 24th – Richmond (away)
May 1st – Bedford Blues (home)
May 15th – BYE
May 22nd – Ealing Trailfinders (away)
May 29th – Nottingham (home)
June 12th – play off leg one
June 19th – play off leg two