THE new rugby union season is just around the corner and the local clubs are building towards the new challenges ahead.

Caldy will begin their campaign in National Two North with a trip to Hull Ionians on Saturday, September 6.

On the same date Wirral start life in National Three North with a home clash against Rossendale.

Birkenhead Park face a trek to Kendal in North One West with newly-promoted New Brighton entertaining Wilmslow.

South Lancashire / Cheshire One fixtures include Anselmians at Northwich and Hoylake at Winnington Park.

There are home matches in Division Two for Port Sunlight against Southport and Prenton against Ormskirk.

Division Three shows Oldershaw v Ellesmere Port and Oxton Parkonians v Congleton.

Wallasey have a vacant date at present.