RFU Championship

"It's encouraging that we've done as well as we have" - Robinson

TRU’s Joe Harvey spoke to Nottingham Rugby and long-time Championship player Billy Robinson about a strong start to the campaign, the importance of University rugby and his own coaching ambitions.
6 December 2018

Josh McNally - "It was a tough five months, but now it makes me appreciate rugby so much"

This week, London Irish’s Josh McNally spoke to TRU and discussed his difficult end to 2017, the unique route he took into rugby, the importance of the lower tiers and the Exiles’ Premiership ambitions.
1 December 2018

Nottingham coach Fowkes praises 'foundations' after positive start

In the second of three interviews conducted at Nottingham Rugby Club, Joe Harvey spoke to head coach Neil Fowkes.
20 November 2018

"If I'm lucky enough to make it, then it would be a great achievement" - Morath

After a stint in Major League Rugby, Kurt Morath says next year's World Cup is now in his thoughts as the Doncaster Knight aims to impress for Tonga in their upcoming internationals .
6 November 2018

Nottingham stun Ealing as Irish look to stay in control this weekend

London Irish profited from Ealing Trailfinders' defeat in Round 9 against Nottingham to move to the top of the Greene King IPA Championship and the leaders can extend their advantage this Saturday.
2 November 2018

Greene King IPA Championship - All you need to know ahead of Round 9

The newly-formed Premiership Cup competition is in the spotlight this weekend, but the Greene King IPA Championship rolls on and Connor Hickinbottom has the latest news from the second tier.
26 October 2018

Topsy Ojo reaches another milestone for London Irish as the Exiles make storming start

The English wing made a record-equalling appearance last weekend and the one club man is ready to help Irish return to the top flight.
18 October 2018

Greene King IPA Championship - Round Seven Review

Round Seven of the Greene King IPA Championship saw some great comebacks and plenty of tries scored. Connor Hickinbottom reviews the latest round of action for TRU.
18 October 2018

Greene King IPA Championship - All you need to know ahead of Round 7

We are rapidly approaching the Championship Cup which begins in three weeks, but for now, all the attention remains on the Greene King IPA Championship and Connor Hickinbottom as the latest news ahead of Round Seven.
13 October 2018

Greene King IPA Championship - Round Five Review

London Irish continued their perfect start to the Greene King IPA season, but Cornish Pirates' winning record was ended in Round Five while London Scottish, Richmond, Jersey Reds and Nottingham all secured victories.
3 October 2018

The case of Earl Thomas and the precariousness of professional rugby

After NFL star Earl Thomas suffered a broken leg on the weekend, TRU's Ben Mercer reflects on the impact injuries can have on rugby players in this country who are contracted.
2 October 2018

Greene King IPA Championship - Round Four Review

Round Four in the Greene King IPA Championship was a good week for Nottingham, Hartpury RFC and London Scottish who all secured excellent wins whilst the early front runners didn't falter. Connor Hickinbottom has the latest for TRU...
28 September 2018

'Japan 2019 has to be something on the radar'

Bedford Blues' Will Hooley chatted to Joe Harvey about all things Championship rugby, representing the USA as well as his personal ambitions at club and international level.
21 September 2018

Greene King IPA Championship - Round Three Review

Connor Hickinbottom takes a look back at last week's Championship action as Cornish Pirates shone once again.
20 September 2018

Greene King IPA Championship - Round Three Preview

Two rounds of action have flown in the Greene King IPA Championship and TRU contributor Connor Hickinbottom takes a look ahead to this weekend's fixtures.
14 September 2018

Jersey is the right place to try and make that step back up - Augustin Slowik

Jersey Reds’ Augustin Slowik talked to TRU about moving to the island, the new tackle law, his brother and his future hopes.
12 September 2018

GK IPA Championship Review: Round 2

Following the Greene King IPA Championship’s second round, TRU’s Joe Harvey has rounded up the weekend’s action.
11 September 2018

Greene King IPA Championship - Round One Review

Ahead of this weekend's fixtures, Connor Hickinbottom takes a look back at the action from Round One of this year's GK IPA Championship.
7 September 2018

GK IPA Championship preview 2018-19

TRU contributor Connor Hickinbottom looks at this season’s contenders in the GK IPA Championship.
31 August 2018

Ben Mercer Column: The Arms Race for South West Talent

Last Friday night, I went to watch my old team Cornish Pirates triumph over an Exeter Chiefs XV in a preseason friendly at the Mennaye.
21 August 2018