National League 1

RFU National Leagues to the Lions and All Blacks

Travelling the country to cover rugby union for TalkingRugbyUnion allows us to meet many characters, they can be volunteers, coaches, players and fans. All are passionate about the game played at so called tiers 3 and 4 of the English game.
23 March 2019

RFU National Leagues enter the Final Stretch

It’s the final run in and teams across England are lining up for a final push to get them promotion. The RFU National Leagues cover the whole of the country, from Tynedale to Plymouth.
23 March 2019

Resurgent Moseley aiming to further distance themselves from the drop

Birmingham Moseley come into their crucial home fixture with Esher in Round 26 on the back of successive victories in National One.
22 March 2019

Johnson stars for Huddersfield as National Leagues enter final stretch

Chris Johnson kicked five penalties in a fine individual performance as he guided Huddersfield to a vital win against Tynedale.
18 March 2019

National League players shine for England U20s

After falling to a narrow defeat against Wales in Round Three of the Six Nations, their clash with Italy provided a more successful evening for England’s U20s.
12 March 2019

Ampthill beat OEs to take charge of title race

Ampthill and District have moved five points clear at the top of National One following a bonus-point win over title rivals Old Elthamians
11 March 2019

Old Elthamians and Ampthill meet in top of the table National One clash

On Saturday, Old Elthamians take on Ampthill and District in a huge clash which could have a significant impact on the title race in National One.
8 March 2019

Moseley see off Loughborough to secure crucial win

Birmingham Moseley scored five tries as they beat Loughborough Students to move to within three points of safety in National One.
4 March 2019

Relegation rivals meet in the Midlands as Birmingham Moseley clash with Loughborough

Loughborough Students’ trip to Birmingham Moseley in Round 24 arguably falls under the category of ‘crucial’ as both sides bid to avoid relegation from National One.
1 March 2019

Ampthill draw level, Hull Ionians back in control and Henley enhance top two hopes

There may have only been 13 fixtures across the National Leagues on the weekend, but there was no shortage of entertainment in all three divisions.
25 February 2019

Ampthill out to close gap, Nat2n title race continues & Taunton meet Henley in crucial battle

This weekend, we have a round of rescheduled National League fixtures following postponements from earlier in the campaign.
22 February 2019

How St Mary's University and Old Elthamians are paving the way for the future

Current USA Sevens head coach and Old Elthamians Academy director Mike Friday chatted to TRU about the growing partnership with St Mary's University.
20 February 2019

Sale squeeze past Moseley to move away from danger

Sale FC narrowly beat Birmingham Moseley to distance themselves further from the relegation places in National One.
18 February 2019

Sale FC and Birmingham Moseley target key National One victory

Sale FC and Birmingham Moseley may well have highlighted the importance of their upcoming fixture this weekend as both sides prepare to meet at the CorpAcq Stadium.
15 February 2019

Title contenders maintain focus as top four all win

It was a clean sweep for the promotion candidates in National One as the leading pack made no mistake in Round 22.
11 February 2019

Chance for Old Elthamians to stay out in front, but familiar foes Chinnor stand in their way

Old Elthamians can extend their advantage at the top of National One if they beat Chinnor on Saturday afternoon at College Meadow.
8 February 2019

Cambridge, Fylde and Wild Geese the pick of the bunch on weather affected weekend

Thirteen matches were postponed across the National Leagues in Round 21, but in all three divisions, there were still plenty of talking points on a weather affected weekend.
4 February 2019

Esher and Bishop's Stortford looking for vital victory

Both Esher and Bishop’s Stortford will want to enhance their respective survival bids when the two sides meet on Saturday in National One.
1 February 2019

Old Elthamians edge into first place while Stortford’s resurgence continues

Old Elthamians became the latest team to move to the summit of National One after securing a bonus-point victory against Sale FC in Round 20.
28 January 2019

Blackheath travel to Rosslyn Park as title battle rumbles on

Both Blackheath and Rosslyn Park will be looking to return to winning ways in National One this weekend when the two promotion rivals collide at the Rock.
25 January 2019