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Building Game-Speed with Dan Grange

For many clubs across the country, it has been just short of six months since they last played a competitive game of rugby but Strength & Conditioning Coach at Leeds Rhinos Dan Grange has offered some innovative ways to freshen up your training sessions.
25 September 2020

2020/21 National League season delayed until January

The National League season will not start before January 2021 at the earilest following the increased uncertainty caused by the Government’s additional restrictions.
24 September 2020

CBILS may well be worth a look at before applications close on 30 November 2020

With many businesses, including rugby clubs, still able to receive financial aid from the government, haleys explain how CBILS work ahead of their deadline.
24 September 2020

RFU's Steve Grainger provides update on National Leagues

RFU Development Director Steve Grainger has said the return of National League rugby effectively relies on two key elements.
3 September 2020

Worcester's Billy Searle on the impact of the National Leagues

Having made his name in the National Leagues and playing for Cornwall in the County Championship, TRU spoke to Worcester man Billy Searle about his formative years.
6 August 2020

National League Rugby will not commence in September

The Rugby Football Union have confirmed the 2020/21 National League season will not begin next month.
5 August 2020

Robbins finds balance is key as he looks forward to the future

Ben Robbins has experienced the international set-up with Scotland and the National Leagues in England, but now he looking forward to the future both on and off the field.
4 August 2020

Exclusive: Nick Selway on playing in the National Leagues and London Scottish

In his first interview since leaving Chinnor, Nick Selway talks about playing in National One and joining London Scottish.
31 July 2020

Exclusive: Ricky Khan discusses London Scottish and being the only BAME coach in the Championship

Speaking exclusively to TRU, London Scottish's backs coach Ricky Khan discusses his new role as well as being the only BAME coach in the Championship.
30 July 2020

Sir Bill Beaumont: Community game is the ‘DNA’ of rugby

Sir Bill Beaumont says National League and community rugby is the ‘DNA’ of the sport and he also hopes everyone can pull together during the Covid-19 pandemic.
22 July 2020

Alex Rieder: The RFU has completely neglected the north

On Tuesday, The Rugby Paper revealed that the Yorkshire Carnegie RFU licensed academy was being disbanded.
18 July 2020

National League 2020/21 fixtures announced pending rugby restart date

The RFU's discussions with the Department of Digital, Culture and Media and Sport and Sport England have continued about a return to play, which of course include the National Leagues.
15 July 2020

Rugby Clubs - Reopen Safely and Stay Open

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15 July 2020

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