NOTTINGHAM Rugby can confirm that they will host the
home leg of their Championship Play-Off semi-final on the weekend
of May 10.
GOOD TIMES: Tom
Calladine celebrates decisive try that set Nottingham up for
victory against the Cornish Pirates. Pic: Alison Bowden
Having guaranteed themselves second place in the league with
victory over the Cornish Pirates at the weekend allows the Green
and Whites to choose when they host their semi-final.
The Meadow Lane club has requested the match be played on
Friday, May 10 kicking off at 7.45pm, and await final confirmation
from the RFU. The first leg of the semi-final will be played away
on the weekend of May 3.
Match tickets will go on sale when dates are confirmed.
The identity of who Nottingham will meet in the semi-final is
still unclear with Leeds Carnegie, Bristol and Bedford all still in
HOW THE PLAY-OFFS WORK
Semi-Finals: Played over two legs - home and away.
Second-placed Nottingham take on whichever teams finishes third
in the table. The race is still on for Leeds Carnegie, Bristol and
Bedford to clinch third spot.
Nottingham gets preference when they want to host their
semi-final after finishing second in the table.
As top seeds, Newcastle also get to choose when they want to
play their home semi-final. They take on whichever team finishes
Final: Played over two legs - home and away.
The RFU have confirmed the dates, but venues and kick-off times
will only be established after the semi-finals finish.
Thursday, May 23
Wednesday, May 29