RFU Championship

Michael Le Bourgeois on leaving Bedford and his determination not to make up the numbers at Wasps

Michael Le Bourgeois has spoken to Talking Rugby Union about his move to Wasps – including why it was far from straightforward to leave Bedford and his excitement of playing in the Gallagher Premiership.
13 June 2018

Ellwood: ‘They are a thriving club who want to improve which is what I want to do as well’

Former Northumbria University student Jake Ellwood has recently joined Championship side Ealing and he is looking forward to the challenge ahead.
13 June 2018

Top 5 Sides to Watch Next Season

TRU’s Joe Harvey selects some of the teams to keep an eye on next year across English rugby’s top four tiers.
11 May 2018

Can Ealing take the next step in 2018/19?

Bristol Rugby ran away with the Championship this season and rightfully gained promotion back to the Premiership at the first time of asking. Their closest rivals, Ealing Trailfinders, are making headlines by making high profile signings that makes them firm favourites to gain promotion to the Premiership at the conclusion of the 2018/19 Championship season.
27 April 2018

Rich Lane: “It is what you want out of it and for me, it was all about playing.”

Bedford’s versatile back speaks to TRU about why the GK IPA Championship is key to development, the importance of game time and Bedford’s positive season
24 April 2018

Yorkshire Carnegie's Brandon Staples suspended for four years after anti-doping violation

Yorkshire Carnegie flanker Brandon Staples has been handed a suspension of four years by the Rugby Football Union after he was tested positive for three steroids.
19 April 2018

Greene King IPA Championship: Round 21 Preview

TRU's takes a look at the English Championship as it enters Round 21.
13 April 2018

Bristol promoted as Ealing fall to Doncaster

Bristol won the Championship title and were promoted back to the Premiership after second-placed Ealing Trailfinders were beaten 50-19 at Doncaster.
9 April 2018

Bristol earn promotion back to Aviva Premiership after successful Championship campaign

Bristol Rugby have returned back to the Aviva Premiership after a successful RFU Championship campaign that saw them clinch 19 wins from 20 games.
8 April 2018

Tom Lawday on the benefits of BUCS Super Rugby and why it helped him on his way to Exeter Chiefs

Chiefs’ back-row is now enjoying a spell at Cornish Pirates as he prepares for his opportunities at the Premiership champions
6 March 2018

Doncaster prop Ian Williams passes away after collapsing in training

Doncaster prop Ian Williams has passed away at the age of 27 after collapsing at training.
21 February 2018

GK IPA Championship Round 14 Review

There was a full list of Greene King IPA Championship fixtures over the weekend and TRU Contributor Connor Hickinbottom takes a look at all the action from Round 14.
30 January 2018

GK IPA Championship Update and Round 14 Preview

Ahead of the first round of fixtures in the GK IPA Championship in 2018, TRU Contributor Connor Hickinbottom round-ups the festive period and takes a look at this weekend.
25 January 2018

Round 11: GK IPA Championship Review

TRU Contributor Connor Hickinbottom reviews the opening week of December in the GK IPA Championship
6 December 2017

The latest from the GK IPA Championship

Ahead of this weekend’s fixtures in the GK IPA Championship, TRU Contributor Connor Hickinbottom updates you with each team’s progress as we enter the final month of the year
1 December 2017

Greene King IPA Championship: Round 9 Preview

TRU's Connor Hickinbottom casts an eye over this weekend's Championship fixtures
17 November 2017

Round 8: GK IPA Championship Review

TRU Contributor Connor Hickinbottom takes a look back at last weekend's action
15 November 2017

Round 8: GK IPA Championship Preview

TRU Contributor Connor Hickinbottom takes a look at this weekend's fixtures in the Championship
10 November 2017

Round 7: GK IPA Championship Review

TRU Contributor Connor Hickinbottom takes a look back at the season so far in the Championship
1 November 2017

Is Dual-Registration all good for the Championship?

Following a recent announcement by the RFU, the number of dual-registered players in Level 2 match day squads has been increased. This change will allow a Level 2 side to select up to 10 England Academy Players.
19 September 2017