The 2017/18 British & Irish Cup fixtures are announced today following confirmation of the Greene King IPA Championship season last month.

British & Irish Cup champions Munster A will begin the defence of their title away at Ospreys Select on 13-15 October and are joined by Nottingham and Bedford Blues in Pool 1.

Last season’s finalists Jersey Reds, who lost 29-28 to the Irish side, are named in Pool 3, along with Dragons Select, London Scottish and Yorkshire Carnegie.

Hartpury College, who have been promoted from National League One to the Greene King IPA Championship, will face Cornish Pirates, Scarlets Select and Ulster A in Pool 5.

Following their relegation from the Premiership, Bristol Rugby return to the British & Irish Cup and have been drawn against Cardiff Blues Select, Doncaster and Leinster A.

In Pool 4 Connacht A take on Rotherham Titans, Richmond and Ealing Trailfinders. Fixtures for the pool stages run from 13-15 October 2017 to 20 January 2018.

                Pool 1                                  

Rd 1       13-15 Oct            

Nottingham        vs            Bedford

Ospreys               vs            Munster

Rd 2       20-22 Oct            

Bedford               vs            Ospreys

Munster              vs            Nottingham

Rd 3       8-10 Dec              

Munster              vs            Bedford

Nottingham        vs            Ospreys

Rd 4       15-17 Dec           

Bedford               vs            Munster

Ospreys               vs            Nottingham

Rd 5       12-14 Jan            

Nottingham        vs            Munster

Ospreys               vs            Bedford

Rd 6       20-Jan  

Bedford               vs            Nottingham

Munster              vs            Ospreys

                Pool 2                                  

Rd 1       13-15 Oct            

Doncaster           vs            Leinster

Cardiff                 vs            Bristol

Rd 2       20-22 Oct            

Leinster                vs            Cardiff

Bristol                   vs            Doncaster

Rd 3       8-10 Dec              

Bristol                   vs            Leinster

Doncaster           vs            Cardiff

Rd 4       15-17 Dec           

Leinster                vs            Bristol

Cardiff                 vs            Doncaster

Rd 5       12-14 Jan            

Doncaster           vs            Bristol

Cardiff                 vs            Leinster

Rd 6       20-Jan  

Leinster                vs            Doncaster

Bristol                   vs            Cardiff                                                 

                Pool 3                                  

Rd 1       13-15 Oct            

London Scottish vs          Dragons

Jersey                   vs            Yorkshire

Rd 2       20-22 Oct            

Dragons               vs            Jersey

Yorkshire             vs            London Scottish

Rd 3       8-10 Dec              

Yorkshire             vs            Dragons

London Scottish vs          Jersey

Rd 4       15-17 Dec           

Dragons               vs            Yorkshire

Jersey                   vs            London Scottish

Rd 5       12-14 Jan            

London Scottish vs          Yorkshire

Jersey                   vs            Dragons

Rd 6       20-Jan  

Dragons               vs            London Scottish

Yorkshire             vs            Jersey                                                  

                Pool 4                                  

Rd 1       13-15 Oct            

Rotherham         vs            Connacht

Ealing                    vs            Richmond

Rd 2       20-22 Oct            

Connacht             vs            Ealing

Richmond            vs            Rotherham

Rd 3       8-10 Dec              

Richmond            vs            Connacht

Rotherham         vs            Ealing

Rd 4       15-17 Dec           

Connacht             vs            Richmond

Ealing                    vs            Rotherham

Rd 5       12-14 Jan            

Rotherham         vs            Richmond

Ealing                    vs            Connacht

Rd 6       20-Jan  

Connacht             vs            Rotherham

Richmond            vs            Ealing                                                   

                Pool 5                                  

Rd 1       13-15 Oct            

Hartpury              vs            Cornish Pirates

Ulster                    vs            Scarlets

Rd 2       20-22 Oct            

Cornish Pirates vs            Ulster

Scarlets                vs            Hartpury

Rd 3       8-10 Dec              

Scarlets                vs            Cornish Pirates

Hartpury              vs            Ulster

Rd 4       15-17 Dec           

Cornish Pirates vs            Scarlets

Ulster                    vs            Hartpury

Rd 5       12-14 Jan            

Hartpury              vs            Scarlets

Ulster                    vs            Cornish Pirates

Rd 6       20-Jan  

Cornish Pirates vs            Hartpury

Scarlets                vs            Ulster