RFU Championship

Premiership isn't going to be easy but Bristol is here to stay - Sean Holley

Bristol director of rugby Andy Robinson and first team coach Sean Holley are extremely delighted after their team made a promotion to the Aviva Premiership after nine years following their Championship clinching victory against Doncaster Knights.
26 May 2016

Bristol hold off late Doncaster charge to seal Premiership return after seven years

Bristol have successfully managed to return to the Aviva Premiership after seven years, despite losing the second-leg final of the Championship against Doncaster Knights by 32-34 at Ashton Gate.
25 May 2016

Standout performances from Lam and Lemi propel Bristol to first-leg win

With the first-half of this season’s Championship final officially in the books, Lewis Hughes identifies the standout performers from Bristol's 28-13 win over Doncaster Knights.
19 May 2016

Concussion ends Yorkshire Carnegie captain Chris Jones' career

Former England player and Yorkshire Carnegie captain has been pushed into retirement after suffering concussion during a league game against Nottingham last month.
19 May 2016

Bristol eye Premiership return after 28-13 win in first-leg of Championship final

A spirited performance from Bristol have taken them close to a Premiership return after they defeated Doncaster Knights by 28-13 in the Championship play-off final first leg.
19 May 2016

Ealing Trailfinders add student trio from Leeds Beckett University

Ealing Trailfinders have recruited three players from Leeds Beckett University ahead of their 2016-17 campaign of the Greene King IPA Championship.
16 May 2016

Doncaster and Bristol Set for Intriguing Matchup in Play-off Final

Doncaster and Bristol prevailed in the second leg of their play-off semi finals to set up an extremely intriguing promotion decider writes Lewis Hughes.
8 May 2016

Convincing Away Wins Put Bristol And Doncaster In Pole Position For Play-off Final Clash

Impressive away victories for both Bristol Rugby and Doncaster Knights on Sunday has put both in pole position to meet in the Championship play-off final, writes Lewis Hughes.
2 May 2016

Bristol, Yorkshire Carnegie and Doncaster confirmed as meeting promotion criteria

Championship title contenders Bristol, Yorkshire Carnegie and Doncaster have all met minimum standards criteria that would allow them to play in the Aviva Premiership next season.
28 April 2016

Where now for London Irish

After flirting with relegation all season long, the worst was all but confirmed for London Irish when they lost 13-6 to Newcastle Falcons in Round 20 of the Aviva Premiership.
28 April 2016

Kevin Sinfield could take up off-field role at Headingley after hanging boots up

Kevin Sinfield will finally bring his dual-code playing career to an end next month but says he could return to Headingley in an administrative capacity.
28 April 2016

James Lowes returns to Yorkshire Carnegie days after Bradford Bulls resignation

Former England assistant coach James Lowes, who quit as boss of Bradford Bulls at the weekend, has returned to rugby union as a consultant with his old club Yorkshire Carnegie.
26 April 2016

Tom Coventry does not expect mass exodus if London Irish are relegated

London Irish are resigned to seeing their international contingent thinned if they are relegated from the Aviva Premiership, but head coach Tom Coventry believes the majority of the squad will stay.
14 April 2016

Alex Grove joins London Scottish on loan from Worcester

Scotland centre Alex Grove has left Aviva Premiership club Worcester on loan for an unspecified amount of time, joining London Scottish in the Greene King IPA Championship.
25 January 2016

Bristol captain Dwayne Peel suffers injury setback

Bristol captain Dwayne Peel's return to first team action has been deferred until March.
25 January 2016

Alex O'Meara: Overcoming obstacles

Alex O’Meara talks to Talking Rugby Union about his late start in rugby, coming back from injury and his move to Cornish Pirates.
8 December 2015

Former Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield ready for rugby union debut

Kevin Sinfield says he is ready to play this weekend should Yorkshire Carnegie head coach Bryan Redpath select the former Leeds Rhinos captain in his squad to face Bedford in the Championship.
4 November 2015

Bristol appoint former England captain Steve Borthwick as forwards coach

Championship club Bristol have announced the appointment of former England captain Steve Borthwick as forwards coach.
14 October 2015

Injury forces Jones to quit

Former Wales captain Ryan Jones has announced his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect.
20 August 2015

Settling into professional rugby nicely - Rodman

Ealing Trailfinders’ new prop Sam Rodman says he has settled in well at Trailfinders Sports Club after recently signing his first professional rugby contract.
5 August 2015