LEEDS Carnegie will be the Cornish Pirates' first opponents of the 2014/15 season with the Yorkshire side coming down to Mennaye Field on the opening day.

The former Premiership club reached the semi finals of the Greene King IPA Rugby Championship after finishing in third place last season before losing out to eventual runners-up Bristol.

The match will take place on either September 5, 6 or 7 with the final date still to be confirmed by league bosses, while the pair will not meet again until the last weekend of the season.

This game is then followed up by a visit to Mennaye Field by London Scottish, who finished one place above the Pirates last season, before a trip to Bristol a week later.

Bristol will come to visit the Pirates on either January 30, 31 or February 1.

Clashes with Plymouth Albion will take place on December 19, 20 or 21 at Plymouth with the return trip to Penzance due to happen on either March 27, 28 or 29.

Play-off dates have been set as May 1, 2 or 3 and May 8, 9 or 10 for the semi finals and the week's commencing May 11 and 18 for each leg of the final.