Indigo Premiership Fixtures Released

Bridgend Ravens will kick off the Indigo Premiership season with a derby fixture, away at Aberavon at the Talbot Athletic Ground.

Each Indigo Premiership side will face each other on a home and away basis, meaning that Bridgend Ravens will have 11 home league games to enjoy this campaign. Their first home match sees them welcome Carmarthen Quins to the Timbuild Brewery Field on Saturday 10th September.

Another change in this season’s Indigo Premiership sees the division reverting back sees the return of a play-off system to determine the champions after the 22 game regular season. A decision on potential relegation and promotion form the Championship has yet to be made.

“Last season went right down to the wire and the 2022-23 campaign looks like being even more exciting with the return of a play-off system to determine the champions,” said WRU Community Rugby director, Geraint John.

“There was an appetite from the clubs, players, fans and broadcasters to see the play-offs return and there will be prize money for the two finalists as well as a home venue advantage for the top ranked team. The semi-finals will also be played at club grounds.

“The viewing figures for the Thursday night live and weekend matches grew over the course of the season and there was a general feel-good factor about the Premiership as Newport won the Cup and Cardiff took the league title.

“Even more importantly, the tournament as a whole provided invaluable in giving the young, aspiring professionals at many of the regions a proper baptism in senior rugby. Mason Grady and Cameron Winnett played for both Cardiff RFC and the regional side last season before playing in the Wales U20 campaigns.

“The U20 outside half Dan Edwards had a full season at Aberavon, as did Ben Williams, while Iestyn Hopkins got game time at Swansea. Many other of the current Wales U20 squad in Italy were also involved in Premiership cup and league matches and there is a huge desire across the board to continue to raise standards.”

Bridgend Ravens Indigo Premiership Fixtures 2022/23
03/09/2022
Aberavon v Bridgend
10/09/2022
Bridgend v Carmarthen Quins
24/09/2022
Pontypridd v Bridgend
01/10/2022
Bridgend v Merthyr
08/10/2022
Newport v Bridgend
15/10/2022
Bridgend v Ebbw Vale
29/10/2022
RGC1404 v Bridgend
12/11/2022
Bridgend v Cardiff
18/11/2022
Llandovery v Bridgend
10/12/2022
Llanelli v Bridgend
17/12/2022
Bridgend v Swansea
26/12/2022
Bridgend v Aberavon
07/01/2023
Carmarthen Quins v Bridgend
14/01/2023
Bridgend v Pontypridd
21/01/2023
Merthyr v Bridgend
28/01/2023
Bridgend v Newport
18/02/2023
Ebbw Vale v Bridgend
04/03/2023
Bridgend v RGC1404
25/03/2023
Cardiff v Bridgend
01/04/2023
Bridgend v Llandovery
08/04/2023
Bridgend v Llanelli

15/04/2023
Swansea                     v        Bridgend