LISC Guide to the Championship 2018-19

LISC Guide to the Championship
Page Updated – July 2018
We return to the Greene King IPA Championship for the 2018-19 season, which gives us a chance to revisit many of the clubs we played against a couple of years ago and there are a couple of new adventures as well, with Hartpury & Coventry now playing in the Championship

The following information and pages, we hope, will help London Irish supporters with their planning for the season ahead.
Details are not yet complete – we plan to have these pages completed well before the season starts.

If you have any comments on these pages or if there is any information you would like to see added, please email

TV Coverage
The current TV deal between SKY and the RFU includes “A minimum of 11 Greene King IPA Championship games”.
SKY Sports will be showing our first match of the season, away at Ealing Trailfinders on Saturday 1st September. Kick off is at 7:15pm

Green King IPA Championship
Talking Ruby Union
The Rugby Paper (some content may only be available to subscribers)
Rolling Maul Championship Message board (looks to be a good place for general queries & discussion)
Facebook – Unofficial Greene King IPA Championship Page
RFU (fixture list, results & league table)

Championship Teams
Please click on the links below for information on our 2018-19 opponents. We have also included a London Irish page which we hope will be of use to our visitors this season and to new supporters.
Note: Information on these pages is currently being updated.

Bedford Pirates
Bedford Blues Cornish Pirates Coventry
doncaster Ealing
Doncaster Knights Ealing Trailfinders Hartpury
Jerseyred London Scottish
Jersey Reds London Irish London Scottish
Nottingham Richmond Yorkshire
Nottingham Richmond Yorkshire Carnegie

Championship Cup
This is a new cup competition, replacing the British and Irish Cup – we have been drawn in pool 3 alongside Bedford Blues, Cornish Pirates, Hartpury.
All pool matches are scheduled to take place in November & December.
The top 2 teams + the 2 best third placed teams from the 3 pools will qualify for the Quarter Finals in Febraury. The Semi-Finals follow later in Febraury and the Final rounds of the season on Saturday 4th May.