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Update on Structural Changes to National League Rugby

National League Rugby have provided an update on the structural changes to levels three and four for the 2022/23 season.
24 May 2022

Exclusive: Jack Metcalf on opportunities with Sale, his time in the National Leagues and overcoming adversity

Jack Metcalf has had an interesting journey to the top and he spoke to TRU's Joe Harvey.
5 May 2022

Curtain comes down on compelling National League season

The final standings in an enthralling season will be rubber-stamped this weekend as the 2021/22 campaign draws to a close.
5 May 2022

Leeds Tykes seal safety, Blackheath relegated and Esher lift National Two South title

Three successive victories helped Leeds Tykes survive relegation whilst it was promotion joy for Esher in National Two South.
1 May 2022

Josh Beaumont Column: "I think the game is continuing to mirror society when it comes to discussing mental health"

Josh Beaumont highlights the importance of the RPA's Restart Rugby Weekend plus he looks ahead to Sale's Champions Cup quarter-final and discusses why there are reasons to be positive about rugby in the North-West.
27 April 2022

Caldy are Championship material and Hull hit historic heights

Caldy and Hull both create history by gaining promotion whilst Esher and Redruth take National Two South title race to the last day.
25 April 2022

On the edge of glory: A weekend to savour in the National Leagues

Before the beginning of the season, not many followers of the National Leagues would have predicated Caldy and Sale FC to be battling it out for a place in the Championship.
21 April 2022

Caldy & Sale FC grind out results to set up showdown, Hull on the brink and Redruth keep title dream alive

Caldy and Sale FC both had to work hard for their latest victories in, but a double triumph has set up a mammoth showdown.
19 April 2022

Easter weekend set to be a treat as teams look to avoid cracking under promotion pressure

With a selection of the promotion candidates all facing difficult trips on the road, there might be a few surprises over the Easter period.
13 April 2022

TJs steal it against Tykes, Field dent Titans tilt, Clifton and Worthing play out pulsating draw

Defeats for Leeds Tykes, Blackheath and Plymouth keep them fighting whilst there was nothing to separate two promotion hopefuls.
11 April 2022

A weekend packed full of subplots in National One and is it last chance saloon for Clifton and Worthing?

While this stage of the season might usually throw up some dead rubbers, it is anything but in National One.
8 April 2022

Caldy’s Championship quest continues, Hull remain in box seat and five-star Morley keeps Esher on top

Caldy’s 18-17 victory over Rosslyn Park was not only a wonderful advert for National League Rugby, but a massive statement.
4 April 2022

A sensational National League season enters a run-in full of intrigue and excitement

Strap yourselves in. The next month in levels three and four will be a cocktail of elation, drama and despair.
1 April 2022

Brian Ashton Interview: “The National Leagues continue to promote the characteristics of rugby"

Exclusive: The former England head coach chats to TRU about levels three and four as the season enters an enthralling climax.
1 April 2022

Blackheath dent Park's promotion push, Hull overcome latest hurdle and Hinckley topple another title candidate

Blackheath boosted their survival hopes with a cracking win over Rosslyn Park and there were more twists in National Two.
28 March 2022

Hull and Sedgley Park the headline act as National Leagues return for run-in

Rosslyn Park vs Blackheath will have a bearing on both ends of the third tier but all eyes will be on the summit of National Two North as the title race hits a pivotal moment.
25 March 2022

Exclusive: Richmond’s Mark Bright prior to his 200th Championship appearance

Due to make his 200th Championship appearance this weekend for Richmond, Mark Bright spoke to TRU's Joe Harvey about his achievement.
22 March 2022

History made in National One, Sedge do all they can and Esher snatch victory to go top

Rams & Chinnor were part of a landmark evening whilst Sedge have momentum and Nat2s' title race experienced its latest twist.
20 March 2022

A rivalry ready for its next chapter: The journey of Rams RFC and Chinnor

Rams RFC and Chinnor have followed similar paths since National Two South and their local rivalry is set to resume in front of the National League Rugby cameras.
16 March 2022

How the National Leagues are ‘massive’ for the development of young talent

Joe Harvey spoke to London Irish’s Academy Manager Patrick O’Grady about how the National Leagues help Premiership teams develop young talent.
15 March 2022