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Coventry Rugby have been given their challenges ahead of long-awaited return to the GK IPA Championship alongside the newly formatted Championship Cup fixtures for the 2018/19 season.

Upon the Blue and White’s return to the second tier, Jersey Reds will be the first to visit Butts Park Arena in the opening test of the new season.

After the conclusion of the British and Irish Cup last season, a new formatted cup tournament has been brought into place.

The Championship Cup will consist three pools of four teams, each playing six matches, three at home and away against the contestants in their respective pools.

This leads into a knock-out stage, with the quarter-final and semi-final being played in February 2019, and the final commencing on the first weekend of May, 2019.

Rowland Winter and his coaching team have been eagerly anticipating this fixture list and have been pleased overall with the outcome.

The Blue and White’s will end their season with an exciting away trip to Jersey Reds in the return fixture, which will bring an end to what should be a successful and thrilling ride in the second tier.

* Please note the exact date of each match is subject to change to either the day prior to or the day after the date given.  

Key: Championship Cup Fixtures*


01/09/18         Coventry Rugby vs Jersey Reds

08/09/18        Cornish Pirates vs Coventry Rugby

15/09/18         Coventry Rugby vs Bedford Blues

22/09/18         Hartpury Rugby vs Coventry Rugby

29/09/18         Coventry Rugby vs London Irish



06/10/18         Richmond Rugby vs Coventry Rugby

13/10/18         Coventry Rugby vs London Scottish

20/10/18         Ealing Trailfinders vs Coventry Rugby

27/10/18         Coventry Rugby vs Yorkshire Carnegie



03/11/18                                 FREE

10/11/18         Doncaster Knights vs Coventry Rugby *

17/11/18         Coventry Rugby vs Yorkshire Carnegie *

24/11/18         Coventry Rugby vs Nottingham Rugby *



01/12/18         Nottingham Rugby vs Coventry Rugby *

08/12/18         Coventry Rugby vs Doncaster Knights *

15/12/18         Yorkshire Carnegie vs Coventry Rugby *

22/12/18                                             FREE

29/12/18         Nottingham Rugby vs Coventry Rugby



05/01/19                                             FREE

12/01/19         Coventry Rugby vs Doncaster Knights

19/01/19         Coventry Rugby vs Cornish Pirates

26/01/19         Bedford Blues vs Coventry Rugby



02/02/19      Championship Cup Quarter-Finals

09/02/19         Coventry Rugby          vs         Hartpury Rugby

16/02/19         London Irish                vs         Coventry Rugby

23/02/19      Championship Cup Semi-Final



02/03/19         Coventry Rugby vs Richmond Rugby

09/03/19         London Scottish vs Coventry Rugby

16/03/19                                             FREE

23/03/19         Coventry Rugby vs Ealing Rugby

30/03/19         Yorkshire Carnegie vs Coventry Rugby



06/04/19                                             FREE

13/04/19         Coventry Rugby vs Nottingham Rugby

20/04/19         Doncaster Knights vs Coventry Rugby

27/04/19         Jersey Reds vs Coventry Rugby



04/05/19      Championship Cup Final

Don’t forget! You still have time to #JoinOurJourney with our season membership offer.

Come and be #PartOfTheTeam and take up a new Season Membership for September, with the package offering great value, includes all pre-season friendlies and is a minimum 20% saving on the online price.

Prices are as follows:

Adult Seated: £216

Adult Standing: £180

Concession Seated: £168

Concession Standing: £156

If you haven’t already purchased yours, or know someone who would like to, then please secure your Season Membership today and come join us at the Butts for the best sporting atmosphere in the City.

In addition, brand-new for the 2018/19 season – a perfect opportunity to get your kids and the grandkids involved in their home Club. We are now offering a ‘Cov Kids’ and ‘Cov Juniors Club’, now available at our brand-new Coventry Kids Village at all home matches next season, there’s something for all ages.

The cost of this membership is £25 and will include the following benefits:

  • Membership card
  • Entry to all Coventry Rugby matches for the 2018/19 season which includes 3 pre-season matches, 11 league matches, and the 3 Cup matches in the regional league section
  • Branded T-Shirt
  • Complimentary entry to the “Meet the Players” pre-season event
  • Birthday Card signed by the Coventry squad
  • Christmas Card signed by the Coventry squad
  • 10% discount on children’s club merchandise items
  • 10% discount on room hire at Coventry Rugby for birthday parties
  • Discount on rugby camps with Coventry Rugby for the “Kids Club” and rugby skills section for the “Junior Club”

As a result of the introduction of these new club memberships, Coventry Rugby will be introducing a nominal match day entry price of £2 for children who are not members. This applies to children between 3 and 16 years of age.