Blaydon test first up for Old Albanian Rugby Club

PUBLISHED: 07:00 22 June 2016

Blaydon will provide the opposition for Old Albanian's opening National One game. Picture: DANNY LOO

Blaydon will provide the opposition for Old Albanian's opening National One game. Picture: DANNY LOO

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Old Albanian’s fixture list for their return to the third tier of English rugby has been announced.

Old Albanian celebrate after their play-off win over Sedgley Park. Picture: HARRY HUBBARDOld Albanian celebrate after their play-off win over Sedgley Park. Picture: HARRY HUBBARD

They will open and close their season against north-east club Blaydon, with the game at Hexham Road on September 3 the first of the National One campaign.

The first game at Woollams will be the following Saturday when Ampthill provide the opposition.

A trip to Cambridge, who pipped OAs to the National Division Two South title, follows on September 17.

Hull Ionians provide the opposition for the last home league game of 2016 on December 10 with the return match against Cambridge on January 7 the first home fixture of 2017.

The season draws to a close on April 29.

Old Albanian Rugby Club - 2016/2017 fixtures

03/09/2016 Blaydon (a)

10/09/2016 Ampthill (h)

17/09/2016 Cambridge (a)

24/09/2016 Rosslyn Park (h)

01/10/2016 Plymouth Albion (h)

08/10/2016 Darlington Mowden Park (a)

15/10/2016 Loughborough Students (h)

22/10/2016 Birmingham Moseley (a)

29/10/2016 Macclesfield (h)

05/11/2016 Blackheath (a)

12/11/2016 Hartpury (h)

19/11/2016 Esher (a)

26/11/2016 Fylde (h)

03/12/2016 Coventry (a)

10/12/2016 Hull Ionians (h)

17/12/2016 Ampthill (a)

07/01/2017 Cambridge (h)

14/01/2017 Rosslyn Park (a)

21/01/2017 Plymouth Albion (a)

28/01/2017 Darlington Mowden Park (h)

04/02/2017 Loughborough Students (a)

11/02/2017 Birmingham Moseley (h)

18/02/2017 Macclesfield (a)

04/03/2017 Blackheath (h)

11/03/2017 Hartpury (a)

25/03/2017 Esher (h)

01/04/2017 Fylde (a)

08/04/2017 Coventry (h)

22/04/2017 Hull Ionians (a)

29/04/2017 Blaydon (h)

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