RFU Championship

Championship Rugby - Some possible solutions

Following on from his first article focusing on the current problems with the Championship, Ben Mercer has provided some solutions in his second in-depth piece.
25 February 2019

What to do about Championship Rugby?

It is a debate that continues to rage on and former Championship player Ben Mercer discusses why scrapping promotion and relegation between the top two tiers of English rugby is not the way forward.
30 January 2019

How NTU’s partnership with Nottingham Rugby is helping inspire both institutions

Nottingham Rugby’s chairman Alistair Bow spoke with TRU about how beneficial the club’s link is with Nottingham Trent University.
29 January 2019

RFU prematurely end tackle height trial after increase in concussions

The Rugby Football Union has called off the trial of a new tackle height law after the concussions saw a rise in the Championship Cup.
26 January 2019

Holden praises 'special Hartpury environment'

Maliq Holden says his time at Hartpury has given him confidence to kick on as he continues his career in the Championship with Cornish Pirates.
24 January 2019

I didn’t force the issue to go and make a chance for myself - Beckett

Jersey Reds' Charlie Beckett believes moving down the Championship was the right move in his career and the former Gloucester and Leicester Tigers player is now enjoying life on the Chanel Island.
18 January 2019

What is it like to be an S&C at a pro rugby team?

S&C staff are some of the most important employees at a rugby club, making sure the squad are not only in the best possible condition to perform in terms of their physical capacity, but also keeping them as fresh and free of fatigue as possible.
19 December 2018

"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