"Club Rugby Returns" - Premiership Rugby Cup Re-Cap Ahead of Round Three - Ruck

“Club Rugby Returns” – Premiership Rugby Cup Re-Cap Ahead of Round Three

With the eyes of the rugby world glued to France, you would be forgiven if you were unable to catch the opening two rounds of action in the 2023/24 Premiership Rugby Cup. The Rugby World Cup has taken the spotlight throughout September, whilst the Premiership and Championship rugby clubs have begun to battle it out in the new-look tournament.

The Premiership Rugby Cup (formally the Anglo-Welsh Cup), has received a re-structuring for the 2023/24 season. The 10 Premiership and 12 Championship sides have been split into four regional pools, with interesting match-ups taking shape in the early rounds of the competition. The reigning champions are Exeter Chiefs, as they secured a dramatic 24-20 victory in extra-time over London Irish, in last season’s finale.

Round three of action begins this Friday September 22nd, with Gloucester Rugby vs Harlequins being shown live on TNT Sports 1 and discovery+. The coverage begins at 19:15, with kick-off getting the game underway at 19:45. Highlights of the weekend’s 10 additional matches will be uploaded on Premiership Rugby’s YouTube Channel.

Scroll down to see how who your side is taking on this weekend, and their current form after the first two rounds of Premiership Rugby Cup action.


Friday September 22nd

Gloucester Rugby vs Harlequins – Pool A (19:45 KO) Kingsholm Stadium

GLOUCESTER (W,W) R1: 42-12 vs Nottingham, R2: 20-29 vs Saracens

HARLEQUINS (W,D) R1: 54-14 vs Hartpury, R2: 21-21 vs Coventry

Newcastle Falcons vs Sale Sharks – Pool B (19:45 KO) Kingston Park

NEWCASTLE (W,W) R1: 17-40 vs Ampthill, R2: 26-26 vs Bedford Blues

SALE SHARKS (W,L) R1: 47-12 vs Bedford Blues, R2: 14-18 vs Leicester Tigers

Saturday September 23rd

Saracens vs Nottingham Rugby – Pool A (14:00 KO) StoneX Stadium

SARACENS (L,L) R1: 28-14 vs Coventry, R2: 20-29 vs Gloucester Rugby

NOTTINGHAM (L,L) R1: 42-12 vs Gloucester Rugby, 17-21 vs Hartpury

Bath Rugby vs London Scottish – Pool C (14:00 KO) The Recreation Ground

BATH: (W,L) R1: 23-29 vs Cornish Pirates, R2: 10-34 vs Jersey Reds

LDN SCOTTISH: (L,L) R1: 0-43 vs Jersey Reds, R2: 22-24 vs Doncaster Knights

Jersey Reds vs Exeter Chiefs – Pool C (14:00 KO) Stade Santander International

JERSEY REDS: (W,W) R1: 0-43 vs London Scottish, R2: 10-34 vs Bath Rugby

EXETER: (W,W) R1: 75-0 vs Bristol Bears, R2: 38-13 vs Cornish Pirates

Bristol Bears vs Northampton Saints – Pool D (14:30 KO) Ashton Gate

BRISTOL: (L,L) R1: 75-0 vs Exeter Chiefs, R2: 12-28 vs Ealing Trailfinders

NORTHAMPTON: (L,W) R1: 48-22 vs Ealing Trailfinders, R2: 55-5 vs Cambridge