Greene King IPA Championship launched at Twickenham Stadium ahead of the 2019/20 season
The Greene King IPA Championship clubs gathered at Twickenham Stadium to launch the 11th edition of the league.
The event, at the Home of England Rugby, was attended by players and representatives from all 12 sides.
At the event players joined in a Facebook Live with fans and took part in a hotly contested pub quiz hosted by Tom May.
Speaking from the launch event, Greene King IPA Championship clubs chairman Geoff Irvine said: “It’s fantastic to have all the clubs together for a celebration ahead of the upcoming season in which I am sure we’ll see some highly competitive rugby.
“With the continued support of our broadcast partner, Sky, and the addition of two great clubs in Newcastle Falcons and Ampthill we can look forward to a very exciting new season,” added Irvine.
Fixtures for the 2019/20 instalment were announced last month, beginning on 11 October, to be played over 22 rounds with the final game played on 9 May next year.