RFU Championship

Sebastian Ferreira: 'There are a high number players who will definitely end up winning high honours thanks to the Championship'

Nottingham lock says there is a buzz around the Championship and the second tier should be cherished.
24 January 2024

France's ultimate dream has been dashed but the foundations behind the national side remain strong

Their quarter-final defeat by South Africa leaves the French with broken hearts but there is plenty of reason to still be upbeat despite the raw emotion of exiting a home World Cup,
16 October 2023

The support shown for Jersey Reds further highlights why the Championship needs to be backed

In the wake of the Jersey Reds' demise, the support for the second tier from those involved with Premiership sides has only grown stronger.
12 October 2023

English rugby is 'on the cusp of something quite spectacular' - RFU CEO Bill Sweeney

The chief executive of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) Bill Sweeney has expressed optimism about the future of English rugby, describing it as being "on the verge of something truly remarkable."
5 October 2023

Sam Olver Exclusive: The cousin of the Curry twins hoping to shine in Premiership Rugby Cup

With Bristol Bears and Northampton Saints to come in the Premiership Rugby Cup, the next couple of weeks are exciting for Olver - who is also keen to see cousin Tom return for England at the Rugby World Cup.
29 September 2023

Rob Baxter: "I think the pathway into the Premiership needs to be a little bit smoother"

Baxter feels there must be a more 'sport-friendly' way of keeping a level of promotion and relegation between the Premiership and the Championship after Saturday's opponents Jersey Reds were denied a place in the top-flight last year.
21 September 2023

Alex Codling Interview: 'Having experience in lots of different leagues helps you develop as a coach'

New Newcastle boss Alex Codling chats to TRU's James Skeldon about the coaching experiences which have led him to Kingston Park.
14 September 2023

The Caldy story continues - 'It's huge for the fanbase to see the club that they love playing against Leicester'

TRU have followed Caldy's rise and now the club are preparing for an historic clash against the famous Leicester Tigers.
8 September 2023

Rob Webber Exclusive: Jersey's success, thoughts on the Championship, more 'spice' with Ealing and cheering on Sale

Webber has been with the Championship winners for almost three years and feels Jersey have the foundations in place to take the next step.
12 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

Ospreys and Ealing Trailfinders merger on the table amid WRU financial struggles

With Ospreys and Ealing Trailfinders reportedly pondering the suggestion of a merger, TRU’s Joe Harvey has taken a look at the scenario surrounding the two teams as financial issues continue to dog Welsh rugby.
7 March 2023

Wasps to play in the Championship next season while Worcester Warriors’ withdraw application

From the start of next season, the RFU have confirmed that Wasps will compete in the Championship.
15 February 2023

Doncaster Knights eligible for Premiership promotion

The Rugby Football Union has confirmed that Doncaster Knights have met the minimum standards criteria to feature in the Premiership next season provided they achieve promotion in the ongoing Championship.
14 February 2023

Stourbridge decision to accept Worcester proposal "still remains firmly in the hands of our membership"

The decision for the Stourbridge to go into partnership with Worcester Warriors is one "which remains firmly in the hands" of the club's membership.
9 February 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

'Little old Caldy' - How the Wirral club shocked Ealing and the Championship

Caldy's fightback against Ealing was the latest chapter in the remarkable rise of the club and it also shone a light on the value of English rugby's second tier.
11 January 2023

Wasps’ future secure while RFU reject Worcester Warriors’ application to compete in 2023/24

On Friday the Rugby Football Union confirmed that their application to return to professional rugby in the 2023/24 season was successful, while Worcester Warriors’ was denied.
17 December 2022

Dan Murphy Exclusive: ‘I am a massive believer and advocate of this league’

Starting his professional career in the Premiership off the back of two years playing university rugby, Hartpury’s head coach Dan Murphy spoke to TRU about the Hartpury ‘pathway’.
8 November 2022

James Williams Exclusive: Taking his opportunity at Bristol Bears after standout years with Hartpury

After two years in the Championship, James Williams spoke to TRU's Joe Harvey about coming back to the top-flight.
31 August 2022

Exclusive: Hometown head coach Alex Rae on making Coventry’s supporters proud

Coventry Rugby’s new head coach Alex Rae spoke to TRU about taking charge of his hometown team in the Championship.
18 August 2022