Green keen to sign off in style before leaving Leeds

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LEEDS Carnegie have confirmed the date of their British & Irish Cup semi-final and also rearranged their last home game of the regular Championship season.

Jimmy Lowes’s side will tackle Bristol at the Memorial Stadium on Sunday, May 4 (kick-off 3pm) for a place in the B&I Cup final against Leinster A or Pontypridd.

However, their final league fixture against Cornish Pirates at Headingley on Saturday, April 26 has been switched due to a clash with Leeds Rhinos’ schedule.

The Super League club have had their Tetley’s Challenge Cup fifth round tie with St Helens selected for television broadcast by the BBC that same afternoon, kick-off 2.30pm.

Promotion-chasing Carnegie, therefore, will now play on Friday, April 25 (kick-off 8pm).

On the field, they lose the services of Calum Green at the end of the season after the second-row confirmed yesterday he has signed a two-year deal with Premiership club Newcastle Falcons.

He initially rose to prominence with Leicester Tigers and made his debut as a teenager in the Aviva Premiership in 2009.

Green, now aged 23, joined Leeds two years ago and has gone on to make 38 appearances for the West Yorkshire club. He said: “I’ve enjoyed my time at Leeds and I’ll be doing everything I can to help them in the end of season Championship play-offs.”

Newcastle director of rugby Dean Richards said: “Calum has already shown he’s more than capable of performing in the Premiership.

“His strong displays for Leeds over the last two seasons have really caught our eye and he is at a good age with an amazing amount of potential.”

Meanwhile, Rotherham Titans have confirmed their match against fellow promotion-chasers Leeds on Saturday, April 19 has been moved to Sheffield Rugby Club’s Abbeydale Sports Ground, (kick-off 5.15pm).

They say the terms and conditions required by Rotherham Town Cricket Club have made the playing of Rotherham’s final home game and the play-off fixture on the weekend of May 
10-11 impossible to stage at Clifton Lane.