Yorkshire Carnegie has confirmed they will retain Sunday afternoons as the preferred matchday ahead of the new Greene King IPA Championship season.
The newly named club kick off life at Headingley Carnegie with a massive clash against last season's Championship runners up, Bristol, on Sunday 14th September before newly promoted Doncaster arrive on Sunday 28th September.
The return of the Knights will once again mean that the Yorkshire Regiment Trophy will be competed for by all three Yorkshire clubs during the course of the season with a mini league table based on the league meetings between the three sides deciding who wins the title of Yorkshire's best come the end of the season.
Yorkshire Carnegie are set to continue their policy of playing their British & Irish Cup games on the road at grounds around the county. The venues for these games are yet to be decided.
Friday night rugby returns to Headingley Carnegie in November with the visit of Rotherham for the second game of the Yorkshire Regiment Trophy, fittingly to start the weekend of Remembrance Sunday. Plymouth Albion will also play under the floodlights on Friday 21st November.
The big Christmas clash comes on Saturday 27th December with the arrival of old rivals Worcester Warriors to Headingley Carnegie.
The New Year includes Sunday afternoon games against Moseley, Nottingham, Bedford, Jersey and London Scottish before Cornish Pirates travel to Headingley Carnegie on the final day of the regular season on Saturday 25th April.
Yorkshire Carnegie stars Jonah Holmes and Ryan Burrows both missed out at the RPA Players Awards 2016 to Bristol Jack Lam as the Greene King IPA Championship Player of the Year, as voted for by their fellow players.