National League 2 North

The fabric of Loughborough University

Loughborough's season of celebration has hardly ended in the way that they imagined due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Joe Harvey has looked into what makes the institution so successful.
25 March 2020

RFU ends National League season

Today, in a letter to the rugby clubs in England, Bill Sweeney, RFU CEO, has confirmed the end of the 2019/20 season for all league, cup and county rugby in England with the exception of the Premiership.
20 March 2020

Relegation for the I’s, Otley boost survival hopes and Taunton go top

Ten National League fixtures did take place on the weekend and they did have an impact on all three divisions as we, hopefully, approach the final five matches of the season.
16 March 2020

The show goes on in the National Leagues

Whilst sporting events across the world are being suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, the National Leagues continue this weekend and it is set to be a significant Saturday.
13 March 2020

Dan Kelly - Flying the flag for Ireland and Loughborough

With the Six Nations having prematurely ended for Ireland this season, Ireland U20s centre Dan Kelly spoke to Talking Rugby Union about fitting in with the Ireland squad and playing for Loughborough University.
12 March 2020

Park keep race alive, Caldy clinch title in style and Westcliff take steps towards survival

Round 25 in the National Leagues saw title battles continue and champions crowned as the final furlongs of a gripping season come into view.
9 March 2020

Win or bust for Park, Caldy set for coronation and Clifton out to dent another title bid

Another National League season is entering its final knockings and once again, it has been a term to savour. TRU previews Round 25 across both National One and National Two.
6 March 2020

Park lose ground, Hinckley get closer to second and TJ's go top

Despite the eternal optimism of the preview on Friday, there were in fact four NCA fixtures postponed over the weekend.
2 March 2020

Richmond hope to maintain their lead, Fylde look to stay second and up for grabs in the South

So, back to reality. Hopefully. After two weeks of disruption across the National Leagues, we are back to a full fixtures list.
28 February 2020

Another weekend of disruption, but six games take place

After so many disruptions because of the weather, the fallow weekend of rearranged fixtures was also interrupted by the conditions.
24 February 2020

A Game of Catching Up Across the National Leagues

Before Storm Dennis last weekend, we had a much lighter weekend of fixtures.
21 February 2020

Park make ground, Caldy consolidate and Henley move top

Despite the dire weather, there were still 12 games that did take place over the weekend, so let’s take a look at what happened in the National Leagues this weekend.
17 February 2020

All about the title races this weekend in the National Leagues

Last weekend was interrupted by storm Ciara, but this week it is the turn of storm Dennis to cause some menace across the country this weekend.
14 February 2020

The National League Pathway

The National Leagues have a strong history of helping players take their next steps in the sport.
11 February 2020

Title candidates make no mistake, a century for Caldy and Redruth stun TJs

There were many sporting fixtures which fell foul to Storm Ciara over the course of the weekend, but thankfully, the National Leagues weren’t affected.
10 February 2020

Richmond aim to tighten grip, crucial clashes in National Two North and TJs face latest title test

Once again, it is another weekend to look forward to in the National Leagues, with stories at both ends of the table likely to change over the course of Round 22.
7 February 2020

Caldy in complete control and vital wins for Hull, Luctonians and Dale

Caldy opened up a 17-point lead at the top of National Two North following a comfortable victory over Otley in Round 21.
3 February 2020

Jacob Umaga's Journey: “The plan was to put him in a black jersey...I think that's gone now!”

Jacob Umaga was one of the uncapped youngsters called up to England’s squad and TRU caught up with his Dad, Mike and his former coach, Chris Campbell.
29 January 2020

The future of North-West rugby looks bright thanks to Sale Sharks

In just over a weeks’ time, Sale Sharks will be kicking off against Saracens in the Premiership Rugby Cup semi-finals.
29 January 2020

Wharfedale, Luctonians and Huddersfield secure vital wins

The battle to avoid relegation in National Two North intensified greatly on Saturday as three sides all picked up potentially crucial victories.
27 January 2020