Scottish Rugby and the Welsh Rugby Union announce Cross Border fixtures for 2020.

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The competition will take place from April through to May and will feature last season’s top six Indigo Group Premiership teams from Wales, along with the Fosroc Super6 teams.

There will be six rounds of competition, with each team hosting three games on home turf and all sides playing each other once.

Once the inaugural Fosroc Super6 season has reached its climax, clubs will then have the opportunity to pit their skills against sides from the Indigo Group Premiership sides, Merthyr, Cardiff, Pontypridd, Llandovery, Ebbw Vale and Aberavon.

On the announcement Fosroc Super6 Tournament Director Stephen Gemmell said, “We’re delighted to be able to announce these fixtures alongside the WRU. The tournament will provide our six teams with quality opposition against their experienced Welsh counterparts and will make for some intense, physical and, I am sure, entertaining rugby.

“Our clubs have enjoyed similar cross border matches in the old B&I Cup and these new fixtures are a great addition to our Super6 calendar and will provide a significant challenge for the players and coaches of all of our teams.”

Jonathan Jones, chair of Ebbw Vale and the Premiership clubs said, “We’re really excited about this opportunity of cross-border competition against these Scottish teams. It is a welcome new addition to our season for everyone involved. As a club we have an old friendship with Watsonians which we are looking forward to renewing – the supporters are already looking at which match – or matches – they can organise trips to!”

Jason Hyatt, Aberavon head coach said, “We worked hard at the end of last season to finish in the top six and secure our spot for this competition.

“It’s always good to expose our players and everyone involved to different opposition. We enjoyed the British & Irish Cup and we are delighted to be part of the Super6 for the same reasons.

“We have a competitive squad and while we will be aiming for success on all fronts this season, these matches will bring a welcome freshness at the end of the season.”

Watsonians Rugby, Boroughmuir Bears and Heriot’s Rugby will host Cardiff, Llandovery and Merthyr respectively in their first round of fixtures, while the Southern Knights, Ayrshire Bulls and Stirling County all head to Wales in the opening round of fixtures.

This season the Super6 domestic season, which is contested over 12 rounds, will begin on the weekend of 9 November 2019 and conclude with the final on 28 March 2020, before the Cross Border competition starts on 25 April.

CROSS BORDER FULL FIXTURES 2020 ​
WEEK 1 – APRIL 25TH

WATSONIANS RUGBY V CARDIFF
HERIOT’S RUGBY V LLANDOVERY
BOROUGHMUIR BEARS V MERTHYR
EBBW VALE V SOUTHERN KNIGHTS
PONTYPRIDD V AYRSHIRE BULLS
ABERAVON V STIRLING COUNTY

WEEK 2 – MAY 2ND

WATSONIANS RUGBY V EBBW VALE
HERIOT’S RUGBY V ABERAVON
AYRSHIRE BULLS V LLANDOVERY
CARDIFF V BOROUGHMUIR BEARS
PONTYPRIDD V STIRLING COUNTY
MERTHYR V SOUTHERN KNIGHTS

WEEK 3 – MAY 9TH

WATSONIANS RUGBY V PONTYPRIDD
HERIOT’S RUGBY V CARDIFF
STIRLING COUNTY V MERTHYR
EBBW VALE V AYRSHIRE BULLS
LLANDOVERY V SOUTHERN KNIGHTS
ABERAVON V BOROUGHMUIR BEARS

WEEK 4 – MAY 16TH

SOUTHERN KNIGHTS V ABERAVON
BOROUGHMUIR BEARS V PONTYPRIDD
STIRLING COUNTY V LLANDOVERY
CARDIFF V AYRSHIRE BULLS
MERTHYR V WATSONIANS RUGBY
EBBW VALE V HERIOT’S RUGBY

WEEK 5 – MAY 23RD

SOUTHERN KNIGHTS V CARDIFF
AYRSHIRE BULLS V MERTHYR
STIRLING COUNTY V EBBW VALE
ABERAVON V WATSONIANS RUGBY
PONTYPRIDD V HERIOTS RUGBY
LLANDOVERY V BOROUGHMUIR BEARS

WEEK 6 – MAY 30TH

SOUTHERN KNIGHTS V PONTYPRIDD
BOROUGHMUIR BEARS V EBBW VALE
AYRSHIRE BULLS V ABERAVON
LLANDOVERY V WATSONIANS RUGBY
MERTHYR V HERIOT’S RUGBY
CARDIFF V STIRLING COUNTY