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National League Rugby fixtures announced for 2023-24 campaign

The fixtures for the 2023-24 National League Rugby season have been released by the Rugby Football Union and the new campaign will get underway on Saturday, September 2nd.
13 June 2023

National League Rugby stars shine as Kent defeat Lancashire in thrilling County Championship final

Some of the stars of National League Rugby played their part in an enthralling County Championship final.
29 May 2023

League compositions for levels three and four confirmed for 2023/24 season

The Rugby Football Union have released the league compositions for the 2023/24 National League Rugby season, with six new teams coming up from level five.
26 May 2023

Ryan Lamb Interview: 'I think the people who run the game and who are in the top jobs have a lot to answer for'

With news emerging that another one of his former clubs - London Irish - have been threatened with suspension from the Premiership, Lamb has called for more transparency and leadership from the people who are in the "top jobs".
18 May 2023

Cambridge boss Richie Williams: 'The Championship is something we will attack'

The long-term future of the Championship is seemingly up in the air but Cambridge's promotion is the 'feel good' story which should underpin the 'grassroots' game.
2 May 2023

Cambridge ready for one last cup final as day of destiny awaits

Richie Williams and Cambridge have displayed immense resolve to take this sensational National One title race to the wire and now the Blood and Sand can create history on Saturday.
28 April 2023

Cambridge one game away from history as National One title race goes the distance

With so much talk and debate surrounding the future of the Championship, in the short-term, the second tier could be welcoming a new club in the form of Cambridge.
25 April 2023

RFU Council approve tackle height reduction

The RFU Council have voted to adopt law changes in regards to lowering the tackle height in the community game which will come into force from July 1st.
22 April 2023

It all comes down to this…or does it? ‘Final day’ of National League Rugby season has plenty riding on it

This engrossing National One title race has gone the distance but will it be decided this weekend?
21 April 2023

National One set for one of the most exciting finales in recent memory

With a three-horse race for promotion to the Championship, one of the most exciting leagues in English rugby is gearing up for an absorbing finale.
13 April 2023

Finn Theobald-Thomas Exclusive: ‘You never know when it could be the end of it’

Ahead of their final match of the U20s Six Nations, England hooker Finn Theobald-Thomas spoke to TRU about his rollercoaster season which has seen him move from Worcester Warriors to Gloucester and his upcoming move to Leicester Tigers.
19 March 2023

Rams dig deep to display title credentials while Taunton and Leeds Tykes close the gap

Sevenoaks were another big winner with February set to be another exciting month in levels three and four.
31 January 2023

Harry Spencer Interview: Why the RFU's decision to focus on the tackle height changes in France is puzzling

As the debate surrounding the controversial tackle laws continues, TRU heard from Harry Spencer, who coaches SC Bernay on the lower rungs of the French rugby ladder, about the study in France which has influenced the RFU’s decision.
31 January 2023

For all the tackle height talk, are we allowed to just focus on the quality of National League Rugby this weekend?

The community game has been in the spotlight due to the new tackle height law but can our attention just be on the 80 minutes on Saturday?
26 January 2023

Mike Rhodes Exclusive: 'Let’s make it as safe as we can, but not change the game that we all love'

With the RFU set to speak to community clubs about the change in the tackle height law, former Saracens back-row Mike Rhodes chatted to TRU.
25 January 2023

'It is just too vague for my liking at the moment’ – Luke Cozens talks tackle height and memories of France

National Two player Luke Cozens says new tackle law changes are similar to ones he experienced in France.
24 January 2023

A Saturday of comebacks salvages weather disrupted weekend in the National Leagues

Even though the bad weather put paid to 17 games, some brilliant fightbacks meant for an entertaining weekend.
21 January 2023

RFU announce ‘waist and below’ tackle policy for community game for next season

The Rugby Football Union have confirmed that the RFU Council had voted to lower the height of the tackle in community rugby.
19 January 2023

Serious test of title credentials but can the league leaders come through Round 17?

All four table-toppers across National League Rugby will have difficult assignments in Round 17, with Sale FC and Sedgley Park facing promotion rivals.
19 January 2023

Delight for North Walsham and a cluster of others as survival bids gather momentum

North Walsham's win has edged them closer to safety while Chinnor, Esher, Huddersfield and Barnstaple built on a solid start to 2023.
15 January 2023