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RFU cancels County Championship until 2022

Next year's County Championship has been cancelled by the RFU and will now not return until 2022, according to BBC Sport.
8 July 2020

Carl Kirwan on leaving Chinnor and stepping back into the Championship

Having left professional rugby this time last year, Carl Kirwan is moving clubs once more as he will be lining up for Nottingham in the Championship next season.
7 July 2020

RFU CEO Bill Sweeney: For me, the community game, it is more than a game isn’t it

In the latest edition of NCA Chats, Bill Sweeney, CEO of the Rugby Football Union, spoke to Joe Harvey and Chris Heal about the community game.
3 July 2020

Return to competitive playing for 2020/21 - Update from the RFU

At the end of last week, the RFU, published adapted community competition plans for adult and age grade rugby in the 2020/21 season.
29 June 2020

New NCA Chairman John Inverdale: We want to broaden the appeal of the National Leagues

John Inverdale has expressed his desire to broaden the appeal of the National Leagues after becoming the National Clubs Association’s (NCA) new chairman.
17 June 2020

Returning to play in Hong Kong with Scott Sneddon

With Premiership and Championship sides given the green light to return to their training grounds early last week, it is predicted that the top-flight will be resuming in August, but in Hong Kong, they are already up and running.
8 June 2020

Community game is yet again in the dark after Premiership announcement

There are many different issues lingering over rugby at the moment in terms of what the immediate future holds for the sport and the community game is still in the dark about when they might return.
5 June 2020

Chinnor Director of Rugby Richard Thorpe: 'This was a perfect opportunity for me'

Richard Thorpe chats to Talking Rugby Union following his recent appointment as Chinnor’s new Director of Rugby.
30 May 2020

Hinckley confirmed in National Two South

The destination of each National League club has been confirmed for the 2020/21 season and for a fourth year in a row, a Midlands team will enter National Two South.
6 May 2020

The Future of Yorkshire Carnegie in the National Leagues

In the latest installment of NCA Rugby’s New Arrivals, we talk to the man that led Yorkshire Carnegie as Director of Rugby until the end of the season, Phil Davies.
1 May 2020

Social distancing innovations that rugby clubs will need to consider

With COVID-19 having a profound effect on the entertainment and sports industries, CEO of Harkness Screens, Mark Ashcroft, spoke to sports and entertainment journalist Joe Harvey about how cinema’s, sporting events and concerts could get back to normal when social distancing efforts around the world begin to decrease.
25 April 2020

The National Leagues: The Next Steps?

The 2019/20 National League season came to an early conclusion this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has currently left sport at a standstill in the UK.
7 April 2020

RFU reveal promotion and relegation from National Leagues

The RFU have confirmed the final league tables for the 2019/20 National League season following the early conclusion to the campaign.
3 April 2020

Coronavirus crisis raises so many questions about the future of community game

The Covid-19 pandemic has, and will continue to, hit local clubs hard and the RFU have begun shaping the future at the lower levels of the game.
3 April 2020

RFU confirms final league positions for professional and community game

Following the early end of the rugby season in England, the RFU have confirmed the final league positions for the Championship, Tyrrells Premier 15s and community game.
2 April 2020

Sam Hanks: I’d never heard of Ampthill in my life but this is a special club

The Ampthill and District centre talks about his journey through the National Leagues and his time in the Championship.
2 April 2020

Harry Williams: Plymouth have struck the right balance – I’ve enjoyed every minute with them

TRU chatted to Exeter Chief and England international Harry Williams about his time as a scrum coach with Plymouth Albion.
1 April 2020

Cash Flow Checklist - Why rugby needs advice

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there have been a number of measures put in place to protect our vital cash flow which will have impacted a lot of people, including the rugby community.
27 March 2020

RFU ends National League season

Today, in a letter to the rugby clubs in England, Bill Sweeney, RFU CEO, has confirmed the end of the 2019/20 season for all league, cup and county rugby in England with the exception of the Premiership.
20 March 2020

BUCS Super Rugby graduates Duff and Forrester cross paths at Moseley

After helping their respective universities reach the BUCS Super Rugby final last season, Chester Duff and James Forrester now find themselves in National One with Birmingham Moseley.
19 March 2020