RFU Championship

Jordan Els: “When you hear about big clubs in England, you hear about Harlequins”

One of Paul Gustard's recent recruits at Harlequins, Jordan Els, has reflected on his first month in a environment Gallagher Premiership environment and he chatted to TRU ahead of the season restart.
7 August 2020

Exclusive: Edward Griffiths - The Championship can be the ‘guardians of the English game’

Edwards Griffiths is leading a proposal for a new-look Championship and he joined us on the Talking Rugby Union podcast to discuss his plans.
4 August 2020

Exclusive: Nick Selway on playing in the National Leagues and London Scottish

In his first interview since leaving Chinnor, Nick Selway talks about playing in National One and joining London Scottish.
31 July 2020

Exclusive: Ricky Khan discusses London Scottish and being the only BAME coach in the Championship

Speaking exclusively to TRU, London Scottish's backs coach Ricky Khan discusses his new role as well as being the only BAME coach in the Championship.
30 July 2020

James Williams: I’ve got a bit of unfinished business

Returning to Hartpury RFC after time with Worcester Warriors and Sale Sharks in the Premiership, young fly-half James Williams spoke to TRU about his time in professional rugby and his hopes for the future.
14 July 2020

Ollie Stedman: Rugby at a full-time level could be done

In recent weeks, Talking Rugby Union has talked to some of the Greene King IPA Championship’s most high-profile players. Ollie Stedman is just that.
13 July 2020

Carl Kirwan on leaving Chinnor and stepping back into the Championship

Having left professional rugby this time last year, Carl Kirwan is moving clubs once more as he will be lining up for Nottingham in the Championship next season.
7 July 2020

Maliq Holden: Conversation around racism is the catalyst for change

Cornish Pirates’ Maliq Holden has written a guest column focusing on why the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement is so important in society and why the drive for equality has to continue.
3 July 2020

Studious Hunter-Hill focused on a bright future on and off the pitch

During the current pandemic, young talents up and down the country have been anxious about securing their immediate rugby futures and Callum Hunter-Hill was one of those before signing for Saracens.
30 June 2020

Mark Best on Jersey, Doncaster and the Championship

After three years with Jersey, Mark Best spoke to TRU's Joe Harvey about his recent move to Doncaster and the future of the Championship.
29 June 2020

Toby Freeman on a year in the top-flight and the Championship 'grind'

It would be fair to describe Toby Freeman as somewhat of a Championship stalwart and TRU's Joe Harvey caught up with the former Rotherham, Nottingham and Cornish Pirates player.
9 June 2020

Premiership and Championship rugby clubs set for training resumption

Premiership Rugby and Championship clubs have been permitted to begin training in small groups after the Professional Rugby Board announced to move them to Stage 1: Elite Sport Return to Training Guidance.
2 June 2020

TRU Six Pack, Isolation Edition - Robin Hislop, Doncaster Knights

Latest to answer our quickfire Isolation Edition questions is Doncaster Knights' prop Robin Hislop.
29 May 2020

Daniel Temm on funding cuts, Carnegie and selling cashmere

The last two seasons of Daniel Temm’s rugby life have certainly been unique. From the demise of one of England’s most storied clubs, to funding cuts and a season ended by a disease, he has certainly been kept on his toes.
29 May 2020

Sam Dickinson: A big chunk of my heart remains in Caldy

Currently with Ealing Trailfinders, Sam Dickinson’s career has spanned the English league ladder and he chatted to Talking Rugby Union's Joe Harvey about his journey in the game and the position rugby now finds itself in.
26 May 2020

Rory Jennings: It is going to be unchartered territory next year

After four seasons at Bath as a professional, Rory Jennings took the plunge as a full-time Championship player. TRU's Joe Harvey chatted to the Coventry man.
21 May 2020

Robin Hislop: You could argue it’s a developmental tool for everyone

Robin Hislop has made his name in the Championship. Joining Rotherham, initially on loan at the tail end of 2013, the forward was at the club for their last spells of dominance in the second division.
13 May 2020

Watch: Will Hooley and Sam Leeming on the NHS Crossbar Challenge

After launching their social media challenge, the NHS Crossbar Challenge, Talking Rugby Union’s Joe Harvey talked to the pair about the campaign.
16 April 2020

Nottingham chairman labels RFU a 'disgrace' as clubs fight for future

Nottingham chairman Alistair Bow has called on the RFU to step up to the mark to help the English game during the coronavirus pandemic.
6 April 2020

Coronavirus crisis raises so many questions about the future of community game

The Covid-19 pandemic has, and will continue to, hit local clubs hard and the RFU have begun shaping the future at the lower levels of the game.
3 April 2020