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NCA cancel National League Cup and competitive competition for 2020/21

There will be no official competitive rugby for the semi-professional game this season, after the NCA agreed to cancel the proposed Cup competition.
22 January 2021

Exclusive: Leeds Tykes' Dan Lancaster on his inclusion with England U20

After being announced as part of the England U20 EPS last week, Leeds Tykes fly-half Dan Lancaster spoke to Joe Harvey about his selection and playing for his boyhood club.
11 January 2021

Richie Williams Column: "The pale light that once emerged has quickly faded into the abyss"

With a new lockdown now enforced, the 2020/21 season for National League clubs may pass them by altogether.
8 January 2021

RFU suspend community rugby activity following latest lockdown

The RFU has suspended all community rugby activity until further notice following the government's new national lockdown.
5 January 2021

Exclusive: How the Wasps Academy are adapting to find players game time

Speaking to Wasps Rugby Head of Recruitment and Academy Kevin Harman, TRU learn about how he and his staff have adapted in order to find their academy players game time during the pandemic.
22 December 2020

Community game structure to change to tackle declining playing numbers

The Rugby Football Union has voted in favour for a new competition structure for community rugby which will come into effect in the 2022/23 season.
18 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

NCA announce groupings for cup competition

The National Clubs Association have announced the groupings for their cup competition which is set to begin February 2021.
11 December 2020

NCA Cup competition pushed back to February

The NCA has announced that the start of the cup competition will be delayed following the Government COVID announcement at the start of December.
5 December 2020

Benjamin Kayser: Law variations in the community game must only be temporary

Former international hooker Benjamin Kayser hopes the adaptations to the community game are only short-term fixes.
4 December 2020

RFU announce return to adapted 15-a-side contact rugby

The NCA has welcomed the news from the Rugby Football Union and Government regarding a return to 15-a-side contact rugby, with some adaptations.
1 December 2020

Why Newcastle's wingers showcased their abilities against Bath

Joe Harvey has analysed how Newcastle’s wingers, Adam Radwan and Ben Stevenson, helped the Falcons defeat Bath.
25 November 2020

TRU Podcast - Community Rugby Special / National League Cup Competition

Chris Heal speaks to several people involved in community rugby as the situation around the lower levels of the game continues to be discussed.
13 November 2020

RFU confirm plans for NCA Cup competition

Given that there will be no league rugby this season, the Rugby Football Union have put into place a cup competition for National League clubs.
12 November 2020

NCA Rugby provide update as 'cup competition' proposed for National League clubs

NCA Chairman John Inverdale has provided an update on a return to rugby as a 'cup competition' is proposed for levels 3 and 4.
4 November 2020

Furlough Extended Back at 80% Plus Other Reliefs

With a second lockdown starting on Thursday, haleys have outlined the reliefs being offered by the Government during this period.
2 November 2020

Talks remain ongoing around the restart of the National Leagues

In a week when the finale of the delayed Six Nations puts rugby firmly back in the spotlight, NCA clubs are understandably still concerned about how the game may be restarted at levels 3 and 4.
26 October 2020

Will Hurrell Exclusive: Bristol are going to have to be really on it

Ahead of Bristol's Challenge Cup final against Toulon on Friday night, Joe Harvey spoke to former Bear Will Hurrell about the club, his recovery from a stroke as well as his work with Plymouth Albion.
15 October 2020

“Everyone is now in a difficult situation” - Rotherham Titans Commercial Director John Whaling

It is a very difficult time for rugby union in England as the sport waits to see what help it will get to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
30 September 2020

Building Game-Speed with Dan Grange

It has been a long time since clubs last played a competitive game of rugby but Strength & Conditioning Coach Dan Grange has offered some innovative ways to freshen up your training sessions.
25 September 2020