RFU announce plans for two tier franchise plan with an aim to revamp English rugby

The Rugby Football Union is strongly encouraging Championship clubs to align with proposals for a revamped second tier as part of its comprehensive plans to overhaul the English game.
22 December 2023

English Championship winners Jersey Reds to enter administration

English Championship club Jersey Reds have confirmed on Thursday that they will be entering into administration.
28 September 2023

RFU withdraws Wasps' license to play in 2023/24 Championship season

The Rugby Football Union has confirmed that Wasps' license to play in the Championship next season has been revoked.
19 May 2023

Rob Webber Exclusive: Jersey's success, thoughts on the Championship, more 'spice' with Ealing and cheering on Sale

Webber has been with the Championship winners for almost three years and feels Jersey have the foundations in place to take the next step.
12 May 2023

James Cherry Interview: Finishing my last year by playing for England Students will be another milestone

Exclusive: The University of Nottingham's skipper is about to close the book on his student rugby career and while he is now thinking about his future, his primary focus is on representing his country this weekend.
3 May 2023

Championship sides to feature in Premiership Rugby Cup next season

The Rugby Football Union has confirmed that the clubs from the Championship will be competing in the Premiership Rugby Cup next season.
24 April 2023

Steven Shingler named Ealing Trailfinders captain for 2022/23 season

Ealing Trailfinders has announced that former Wales Under 20 international Steven Shingler has been appointed the club captain for the 2022/23 season.
6 October 2022

James Williams Exclusive: Taking his opportunity at Bristol Bears after standout years with Hartpury

After two years in the Championship, James Williams spoke to TRU's Joe Harvey about coming back to the top-flight.
31 August 2022

Exclusive: Hometown head coach Alex Rae on making Coventry’s supporters proud

Coventry Rugby’s new head coach Alex Rae spoke to TRU about taking charge of his hometown team in the Championship.
18 August 2022

Steven Shingler Exclusive: You always think ‘I wonder what standard we would be in the Premiership?'

TRU heard from Steven Shingler about the club’s campaign as well as the disappointment of not moving into the Premiership.
24 May 2022

Bedford Blues flanker Joe Atkinson to retire at end of 2021/22 season

Bedford Blues flanker Joe Atkinson has announced his decision to retire from professional rugby at the end of the ongoing 2021/22 season.
15 April 2022

Lewis Barrett Exclusive: The University of Nottingham flanker balancing BUCS with the Championship

After an injury-ravaged spell in Premiership Academies, Lewis Barratt is now loving life with the University of Nottingham as the team aims to reach BUCS Super Rugby, all whilst balancing his studies and playing in the Championship at the weekends.
12 April 2022

Exclusive: Richmond’s Mark Bright prior to his 200th Championship appearance

Due to make his 200th Championship appearance this weekend for Richmond, Mark Bright spoke to TRU's Joe Harvey about his achievement.
22 March 2022

Adam Nicol opens up on injury nightmare: “It feels so good to be back”

Despite the Championship campaign heading towards its conclusion, the Jersey Reds prop is keen to make the most of the remaining matches after numerous injury setbacks.
17 March 2022

Doncaster Knights to appeal against RFU decision to reject Premiership promotion

Doncaster Knights have revealed that they are set to appeal against the decision of the Rugby Football Union to deem them ineligible for Premiership promotion for the 2022/23 season.
3 March 2022

Doncaster Knights and Ealing Trailfinders ineligible for Premiership promotion after they fail to meet standards

Championship sides Doncaster Knights and Ealing Trailfinders have been deemed ineligible for promotion to Premiership ahead of the 2022/23 season after they failed to meet minimum standards.
2 March 2022

Promotion and relegation from National One confirmed after Ealing and Doncaster fall short of criteria

The RFU have confirmed that only one team will be promoted from National One at the end of the 2021/22 season.
1 March 2022

Luke Stratford Exclusive: “I never expected to get back to the Championship”

Stratford, who is back plying his trade at Hartpury RFC, spoke to TRU’s Joe Harvey about the club’s player pathway.
26 January 2022

Tom Cowan-Dickie returns to Cornish Pirates on loan

Cornish Pirates have confirmed that hooker Tom Cowan-Dickie has joined the club on a five-week loan deal from Leicester Tigers.
26 January 2022

Exclusive: Doncaster’s Steve Boden talks promotion and being Yorkshire’s leading light

Joe Harvey spoke to Doncaster Head Coach Steve Boden about the team’s aspirations and the club's application to join the Premiership.
19 January 2022