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Club 1st XV due to face Heriot's first up

Club 1st XV due to face Heriot's first up

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Find out about the new-look season structure for 2020/21...

The Club 1st XV are set to face old rivals Heriot’s at Goldenacre on 31 October when competitive rugby resumes.

The following week Andrew Bell’s side are due to be at home to Musselburgh in a season which will have a completely different look than normal.

The full fixture list for the Club 1st XV can be found here

Scottish Rugby has published the fixtures for each tier of the Scottish game as the sport makes steady progress to resume, in line with public health guidelines.

Following widespread Scottish Rugby Council consultation a regional model for competitions in the 2020/21 season was approved by the Scottish Rugby Board, to ensure some competitive rugby could be played in 2020/21. The regional approach aims to help mitigate against the challenges of local lockdowns for Covid-19 outbreaks, and also reduces both the need and distances travelled to matches for teams.

An indicative start date of 31 October is being worked towards as part of Stage 6 of the Return to Rugby Roadmap for the first round of the new regional competitions.

Space in the playing calendar has been added to allow for any delays to Return to Rugby Stages 5 and 6 being implemented in light of any potential public health guidelines from the Scottish Government. Scottish Rugby will only progress to Stage 5 and 6 if it is safe to do so and have been approved by the Scottish Government.

About the Tennent’s Light National Competition 1

22 teams will play in a two-stage competition

Stage 1:

Teams will be divided into four conferences and within each conference.

Teams will play each other within the same conference twice on a home and away basis (Teams in Conference A will play a further round of fixtures with their conference either home or away.

The winners of each conference in Stage 1 will progress to the play-offs.

Stage 2:

Teams will be divided into two separate competitions and within each competition team will be divided into two pools.

Teams will play each other within the same group once on a home or away basis.

The winners of each pool in each competition will progress to the play-offs (where the same team qualifies for the playoffs in Stage 1 and Stage 2 the highest-ranking team in the same pool will also progress to the play-offs)

The fixtures will all be added to the club website soon…