2019–20 WRU Championship
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The 2019–20 WRU Championship was the eighth season of the WRU Championship, the second tier of club rugby in Wales run by the Welsh Rugby Union. The league expanded to 14 teams from 12 seasons for the previous three seasons.
|2019–20 WRU National Championship|
|Date||7 September 2019 – 14 March 2020 (cancelled)|
|Matches played||115 (out of a scheduled 182)|
Each team in the Championship will play each other twice on a home and away basis for a total of 26 matches played each. The team with the most points at the end of the season will be declared the winners. The winning club will be promoted to the 2020-21 WRU Premiership, provided they meet the "A" License criteria. At the end of the season, the bottom four clubs will be relegated.
At the end of last season, Bedlinog, Newcastle Emlyn, Newbridge and Rhydyfelin were all relegated to Division 1 (specific league based on geographic location). The winners of each Division 1 entered into play-offs to decide the remaining two places. The winners of the two Eastern divisions faced each other as did the winners of the two Western divisions. The winners were East Central champions Glamorgan Wanderers and West Central champions Ystalyfera who beat Brecon and Felinfoel respectively. Joining these teams are the four clubs relegated from last season's Premiership. These clubs are Bedwas, Cross Keys, Bargoed and Neath.
11 May 2018
|Brecon||28 – 23||Glamorgan Wanderers|
Parc de Pugh
7 May 2018
|Ystalyfera||34 – 28||Felinfoel|
18 May 2018
|Glamorgan Wanderers||34 – 12||Brecon|
Ely Memorial Ground
Glamorgan Wanderers won 57–40 on aggregate.
12 May 2018
|Felinfoel||20 – 30||Ystalyfera|
St George Field
Ystalyfera won 64–48 on aggregate.
|Bargoed||Bargoed Park||1,500||Bargoed, Caerphilly|
|Beddau||Mount Pleasant Park||unknown||Beddau, Rhondda Cynon Taf|
|Bedwas||Bridge Field||2,000||Bedwas, Caerphilly|
|Cardiff Metropolitan University||Cyncoed Campus||1,620||Cyncoed, Cardiff|
|Cross Keys||Pandy Park||3,000||Crosskeys, Caerphilly|
|Glamorgan Wanderers||Memorial Ground||3,000||Ely, Cardiff|
|Maesteg Quins||South Parade Playing Fields||unknown||Maesteg, Bridgend County Borough|
|Narberth||Lewis Lloyd Ground||unknown||Narberth, Pembrokeshire|
|Neath||The Gnoll||6,000||Neath, Neath Port Talbot|
|Pontypool||Pontypool Park||8,800||Pontypool, Torfaen|
|Tata Steel||Tata Sports and Social Club||unknown||Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot|
|Trebanos||Trebanos Park||unknown||Trebanos, Neath Port Talbot|
|Ystalyfera||Ynysdarren Park||unknown||Ystalyfera, Neath Port Talbot|
|Ystrad Rhondda||Gelligaled Park||unknown||Ystrad, Rhondda Cynon Taf|
|4||Cardiff Metropolitan University||18||13||1||4||528||393||135||75||56||9||0||63|
Updated: 14 March 2020
- "Coronavirus: Welsh Rugby Union cancels all league and cup games". BBC Sport. 21 March 2020.