RFU Championship

Saracens power past Doncaster Knights and Ampthill pull off remarkable fightback

Owen Farrell returned for Saracens as Mark McCall’s side defeated Doncaster and at Dillingham Park, a Championship classic unfolded.
19 April 2021

Matt Challinor Exclusive: "We can be a match for anybody on our day"

Ahead of a visit from Saracens on Sunday afternoon, Doncaster Knights stalwart Matt Challinor spoke to TRU contributor Callum Wood as he and his teammates prepare to defend their unbeaten start to the season.
16 April 2021

Test of title credentials as Doncaster Knights take on Saracens

Saracens now have the bit between their teeth in the GK IPA Championship and after defeating Bedford Blues in Round 5, Mark McCall's side enter two crucial weekends.
16 April 2021

Ealing dominance continues and England pair shine for Saracens

Round 5 in the GK IPA Championship saw Ealing's march continue whilst Saracens head into two huge fixtures after powering past Bedford Blues.
12 April 2021

Ealing and Cornish set for cracker while Sarries welcome back England stars

The first fallow week is in the bank, the Easter eggs have been gorged and the Championship has plenty of moving parts to begin fitting into place.
9 April 2021

Doncaster beat Cornish Pirates and Ealing trounce Hartpury

Round 4 is in the bank and with it the initial portion of the campaign ahead of the first fallow week of the GK IPA Championship season. Callum Wood brings you the latest from the second tier.
29 March 2021

GK IPA Championship Preview: Knights and Pirates do battle in Round Four

Some mouth-watering clashes are served up as the first block of matches draw to a close in the GK IPA Championship.
26 March 2021

GK IPA Championship Review: Richmond and Ampthill off the mark

The top three in the GK IPA Championship maintained their excellent starts to the season whilst Ampthill and Richmond picked up their first victories on what was another absorbing weekend of action.
22 March 2021

Match Report: Coventry Rugby 19-55 Ealing Trailfinders

Joe Harvey was at Butts Park Arena as Ealing visited Coventry to maintain their perfect start to the Championship season with a 19-55 win.
19 March 2021

GK IPA Championship Preview: Unbeaten trio out to maintain records

Ealing Trailfinders, Cornish Pirates and Doncaster Knights are the only three teams who are currently unbeaten in the Championship ahead of Round Three.
19 March 2021

David Ross Exclusive: We talked about being really thankful that we’re back playing rugby at Nottingham

Nottingham assistant coach David Ross exclusively chats to TRU’s Callum Wood about the start of the Championship season.
18 March 2021

Jackson Wray Exclusive: Targeting the Saracens boys was the easy thing to do

After contributing to Saracens’ 45-13 win over Jersey Reds, Joe Harvey spoke to club stalwart Jackson Wray about the club’s start to the Championship season.
18 March 2021

GK IPA Championship Review: Saracens hit back, Ealing irresistible and Pirates & Doncaster march on

Saracens responded from their opening round defeat in the Championship to score seven tries as they beat Jersey Reds.
15 March 2021

GK IPA Championship Preview: Jersey out to upset Saracens in Round Two

Friday night rugby returns as the second round of Championship action looks to back up what was a fascinating opener last weekend.
12 March 2021

The St Piran's Weekend Miracle - Cornish Pirates following their historic victory

Beating Saracens 25-17 in the opening round of Championship Rugby action, Joe Harvey spoke to Cornish Pirates’ Maliq Holden and Jay Tyack about the result.
10 March 2021

GK IPA Championship Review: Pirates overpower Saracens in compelling opening round

Callum Wood reflects on the beginning of the new Championship season which highlighted the value of the second-tier.
8 March 2021

Guy Thompson Column: You haven’t got time to feel your way into this season

In his latest column for Talking Rugby Union, Ealing Trailfinders’ Guy Thompson reflects on a successful pre-season for the club and looks ahead to the start of the Championship campaign.
5 March 2021

A bounce back like no other: Richmond’s return to the Championship

After immediately earning promotion back to the Championship, it has been exactly a year since Richmond last played a competitive fixture.
5 March 2021

GK IPA Championship Preview: Saracens ready for second-tier bow

The Championship is finally back after a 12-month absence so here is TRU's Callum Wood to guide you through the opening weekend of the season.
5 March 2021

Alex Lewington Exclusive: "It’s more about driving our own standards"

Saracens are set to begin life in the Championship this weekend and Alex Lewington is targeting an immediate return to the top-flight.
2 March 2021