Championship

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

Alex Day Exclusive: “I wanted to play every week and enjoy rugby”

Bedford Blues scrum-half Alex Day spoke to TRU about how the Championship has changed since his first foray into the competition several years ago.
11 January 2022

Exclusive: London Scottish's James Tyas on the Championship, being the club's analyst and switching codes

James Tyas exclusively spoke to TRU about his ambitions, his brush with rugby league and the work he does off the field.
6 January 2022

Exclusive: Pete Lucock on Newcastle Falcons, Yorkshire & game time

TRU’s Joe Harvey spoke to Pete Lucock about his time at Kingston Park so far, club rugby in Yorkshire and his thoughts on the season to date.
31 December 2021

Charlie Walker Exclusive: “For the players, our focus is winning games”

Ealing's Charlie Walker spoke to TRU’s Joe Harvey about injury torment, life at Trailfinders Sports Club and the promotion battle in the Championship.
28 December 2021

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