Despite still only being 23-years-old, Tom Parton is becoming an increasingly influential part of what London Irish are trying to build - which will be music to the ears of Exiles supporters.
Tompkins is back with Saracens in the top flight and TRU’s Joe Harvey spoke to the Wales international about his time away from the club and the new Gallagher Premiership season.
The big games continue in the National Leagues whilst a cluster of clubs will be hoping to get off the mark in Round Three.
Being handed the role as the Saints’ new club captain will fill Ludlam with immense pride, but he is keen for his boyhood club to challenge for honours again.
Rams go two from two with a win over Tonbridge Juddians, Bournville overcame a shaky start to beat Harrogate at Avery Fields and Barnstaple shake off their heavy loss to Clifton with impressive win over Westcliff.
National League Rugby continues this weekend and there are already some intriguing matchups taking place.
The National Two South game between Henley Hawks and Hinckley on September 11th has been postponed as a mark of respect following the tragic loss of David Hyde.
Taunton make eye-catching start, Bournville stun Huddersfield and Clifton run riot, but events at Henley tragically overshadowed the opening weekend.
After 18 months without competitive action in National One and National Two, tiers three and four of English rugby finally return this weekend.
An in-depth preview of the new National League Rugby season as Joe Harvey and Chris Heal welcome back tiers three and four.
The Midlands club clinched promotion to the National Leagues 18 months ago and are gearing up for their National Two North debut.
Hartpury University have announced that seven players from Gloucester Rugby will be joining the Championship side.
With the start of the new National League Rugby season in September, Craig Hampson spoke about his team and how they are preparing for their return to league action.
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