RFU Championship

London Irish upbeat about play-off clash against Doncaster Knights

London Irish rugby director Nick Kennedy said his team is looking forward to the first leg of the semi-final clash against Doncaster Knight that kicks-off at Castle Park on 30th April.
27 April 2017

Bedford confirm Lee Dickson as player-coach ahead of next season

Bedford Blues have confirmed that former England international Lee Dickson will join the Championship club as a player-coach ahead of the next season.
6 April 2017

Ideas for Championship mergers

In recent weeks the rugby-verse was set aflame by the announcement that the Top 14’s two Parisian clubs Stade Francais and Racing Metro 92 were to merge into one super-club next season.
27 March 2017

Yorkshire Carnegie signs ex-Sale Sharks wing Tom Arscott

RFU Championship side Yorkshire Carnegie has signed former Sale Sharks wing Tom Arscott for the remainder of the season.
22 February 2017

London Welsh disappointed on losing professional rugby status

London Welsh expressed disappointment on Rugby Football Union's decision to strip the Championship club of professional rugby status.
26 January 2017

Application to wind up London Welsh dismissed

Registrar Nicholas Briggs has dismissed the application requesting for the winding up of RFU Championship club London Welsh.
24 January 2017

The financial death of Championship Rugby - TRU investigates

On the 7th December 2016, London Welsh, a 132-year-old club with multiple spells in the Premiership and a long, illustrious pre-professionalism history announced they were to go into voluntary liquidation having received two winding-up petitions from HM Revenue and Customs for an unpaid tax bill of over £90,000.
17 January 2017

Case to wind-up London Welsh adjourned

The hearing on immediate winding-up of financially troubled London Welsh has been adjourned until January next year.
13 December 2016

London Welsh go into liquidation

Championship club London Welsh are set to go into liquidation due to an "unsustainable" financial situation.
7 December 2016

Six week ban for London Irish lock George Robson

London Irish lock George Robson has been handed a six-week ban by the Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel following an untidy incident in Greene King IPA Championship clash with Yorkshire Carnegie.
17 November 2016

British and Irish Cup Round Two Roundup

Two hat-tricks, a forwards coach appearing as a substitute and an average of 54 points a game - round two of the British and Irish Cup had it all. Lewis Hughes returns with a roundup of all the latest action:
27 October 2016

Lewis Jones is enjoying life in the Championship, but now he wants to become a regular at Ealing

Ealing Trailfinders’ Lewis Jones has his sights set on progressing further in the game as he talks to TRU about his early setbacks, university rugby and what it means to represent your country.
19 October 2016

Rising star Bar Bartlett enjoying life on the south coast with the Cornish Pirates

Cornish Pirates’ summer signing Bar Bartlett tells TRU about his time with Loughborough, his inspirations and life in Cornwell.
12 September 2016

Rotherham Titans announce team for Championship opener against London Welsh

Rotherham Titans have included as many as 10 new recruits in their starting line-up for their 2016/17 Greene King IPA Championship opener game against London Welsh at Clifton Lane on Sunday.
2 September 2016

Ealing Trailfinders name Alex Walker as captain

Ealing Trailfinders have announced Alex Walker as the captain for the upcoming season of the Greene King IPA Championship.
16 August 2016

James Buckland was pleased with London Welsh's pre-season game

London Welsh head coach James Buckland expressed satisfaction over his team's pre-season opening game against the Merthyr RFC at The Wern Sports Park.
15 August 2016

Wales Under-18 Josh Hodson signed by London Welsh

London Welsh have confirmed the signing of Wales Under-18 international ahead of the upcoming season of Greene King IPA Championship.
11 July 2016

Greene King IPA Championship fixtures unveiled for 2016/17 season

The fixtures of the Greene King IPA Championship were announced on Friday and it will comprise of 22 Rounds of games followed by the play-offs and the two-legged final.
8 July 2016

London Irish announce squad for 2016-17 season

London Irish on Monday have confirmed their squad for the upcoming 2016-17 Greene King IPA Championship season.
4 July 2016

Bristol's future in the Aviva Premiership

Despite a spirited Doncaster performance that saw the Knights narrowly emerge victorious on the night 34-32, Bristol, after seven years of exile, will return to the Premiership for the 2016-17 following their overall 60-47 aggregate win in this year’s Championship play-off final.
26 May 2016