Championship

Will Homer Exclusive: Making rugby enjoyable and worthwhile again

Richmond utility back Will Homer spoke to Joe Harvey about his start to the season, the Championship and falling back in love with rugby.
13 October 2021

Charlie Beckett Column: What rugby can learn from The Hundred

As the season 2021/22 season prepares to get underway, TRU Columnist Charlie Beckett has taken a look at a tournament that has just finished, The Hundred, and what he feels that rugby can learn from the new tournament.
1 September 2021

Seven Gloucester players head to Hartpury on loan

Hartpury University have announced that seven players from Gloucester Rugby will be joining the Championship side.
16 August 2021

Saracens confirm Premiership return after dominating wins over Ealing in play-off final

Saracens have confirmed their promotion back to the Premiership following convincing wins over Ealing Trailfinders.
21 June 2021

Alex Goode Exclusive: “I want to be winning again with this group of players”

The Saracens stalwart hopes his side can build from their experience in the GK IPA Championship and return to challenging for the big prizes.
19 June 2021

Saracens confirm Will Hooley's departure at end of season

Saracens have confirmed that USA international Will Hooley will leave the club at the end of ongoing season.
16 June 2021

Saracens on track for Premiership return after thrashing Ealing 60-0 in Championship play-off final

Saracens have strengthened their chances in returning back to the Premiership as they trounced Ealing Trailfinders 0-60 in the first Championship play-off final at Trailfinders Sports Club on Sunday.
14 June 2021

Exclusive: Ealing’s Max Bodilly on Saracens, the Championship and Trailfinders

Ahead of Ealing's encounter with Saracens in the first leg of the Championship playoffs, TRU Contributor Callum Wood spoke to Ealing's Max Bodilly.
12 June 2021

Saracens considering appealing against Championship disputes committee’s decision

Saracens are looking to challenge the decision of the Championship disputes committee over their ruling in the cancelled fixture against Hartpury.
31 May 2021

Saracens' Championship game against Hartpury University postponed

Saracens' round 11 Championship game to be played on Saturday at Stonex Stadium has been postponed following positive Covid-19 cases in Hartpury squad.
28 May 2021

Saracens centre Harry Sloan to make Agen switch next season

Saracens have confirmed that centre Harry Sloan will make a move to French club Agen at the end of the ongoing season.
26 May 2021

Doncaster out to topple Ealing on crucial Championship weekend

The GK IPA Championship play-off is nearly upon us, but can Doncaster Knights halt Ealing's dream of competing for a place in the top-flight?
20 May 2021

Ealing Trailfinders add Kieran Campbell to coaching panel

Ealing Trailfinders have confirmed the addition of former Ireland international Kieran Campbell to the coaching panel ahead of the 2021/22 season.
6 April 2021

Why the return of the Championship means much more than just the resumption of the second tier

Joe Harvey spoke to current Premiership stars Lewis Ludlow and Dan Robson, as well as Wasps head coach Lee Blackett, about the importance of the competition.
2 March 2021

Saracens sign United States international Ruben De Haas

Saracens have confirmed the signing of United States international scrum-half Ruben De Haas on a two-year contract.
22 February 2021

Championship competition set to kick-off from 6th March

The Rugby Football Union has confirmed that the 2020/21 season of the Championship will kick off from 6th March.
9 February 2021

Ealing Trailfinders sign Southern Kings lock Bobby de Wee

Ealing Trailfinders have confirmed the signing of lock Bobby de Wee from Southern Kings.
16 January 2021

Hartpury coach Ryan Lamb hopes ring-fencing idea will only be a short-term measure

The former Premiership and Championship player has experienced both sides of the coin, but he can understand why top-flight clubs are looking to protect themselves after a turbulent 12 months.
6 January 2021

Revamped Championship to kick-off in March

The Rugby Football Union has confirmed that the second tier revamped Championship competition will kick-off in March.
22 December 2020

Book Review - From Tanqueray to the Championship: The History of Ampthill & District Rugby Club

Following the release of Ampthill’s complete history, Joe Harvey has reviewed From Tanqueray to the Championship.
14 December 2020