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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

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

“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

2020/21 National League season delayed until January

The National League season will not start before January 2021 at the earilest following the increased uncertainty caused by the Government’s additional restrictions.
24 September 2020

CBILS may well be worth a look at before applications close on 30 November 2020

With many businesses, including rugby clubs, still able to receive financial aid from the government, haleys explain how CBILS work ahead of their deadline.
24 September 2020

RFU's Steve Grainger provides update on National Leagues

RFU Development Director Steve Grainger has said the return of National League rugby effectively relies on two key elements.
3 September 2020

National League Rugby will not commence in September

The Rugby Football Union have confirmed the 2020/21 National League season will not begin next month.
5 August 2020

Sir Bill Beaumont: Community game is the ‘DNA’ of rugby

Sir Bill Beaumont says National League and community rugby is the ‘DNA’ of the sport and he also hopes everyone can pull together during the Covid-19 pandemic.
22 July 2020

National League 2020/21 fixtures announced pending rugby restart date

The RFU's discussions with the Department of Digital, Culture and Media and Sport and Sport England have continued about a return to play, which of course include the National Leagues.
15 July 2020

Rugby Clubs - Reopen Safely and Stay Open

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15 July 2020

RFU cancels County Championship until 2022

Next year's County Championship has been cancelled by the RFU and will now not return until 2022, according to BBC Sport.
8 July 2020

RFU CEO Bill Sweeney: For me, the community game, it is more than a game

In the latest edition of NCA Chats, Bill Sweeney, CEO of the Rugby Football Union, spoke to Joe Harvey and Chris Heal about the community game.
3 July 2020

Return to competitive playing for 2020/21 - Update from the RFU

At the end of last week, the RFU, published adapted community competition plans for adult and age grade rugby in the 2020/21 season.
29 June 2020