RFU Championship

GK IPA Championship preview 2018-19

TRU contributor Connor Hickinbottom looks at this season’s contenders in the GK IPA Championship.
31 August 2018

Ben Mercer Column: The Arms Race for South West Talent

Last Friday night, I went to watch my old team Cornish Pirates triumph over an Exeter Chiefs XV in a preseason friendly at the Mennaye.
21 August 2018

New tackle height law to be trialled during Championship Cup

The Rugby Football Union on Wednesday has announced that a new tackle height law will be trialled during the upcoming season of Championship Cup.
25 July 2018

Samoa international TJ Ioane makes London Irish switch

Samoa international TJ Ioane will be featuring in the Greene King IPA Championship in the upcoming 2018/19 season after he was signed by London Irish.
25 July 2018

London Irish confirm signing of Pat Cilliers

London Irish have confirmed the signing of South Africa international Pat Cilliers ahead of the 2018/19 season.
16 July 2018

Loughborough trio ready to make the grade with London Scottish

The Championship outfit have recruited three players from Loughborough for the 2018-19 campaign and TRU had a chat with the Exiles’ new signings.
27 June 2018

Harlequins announce Codling as forwards coach

Harlequins have named the head coach of Ealing Trailfinders Alex Codling as their new forwards coach.
26 June 2018

Championship Cup competition announced

The inaugural edition of Championship Cup has been launched on Friday with the tournament kicking-off on 1st September.
22 June 2018

Ben Williams on life after Cardiff Met, his move to Ealing and his aims in the Championship

After our interview with Ealing's Jake Elwood last week, TRU's Joe Harvey caught up with teammate Ben Williams as he discusses moving to Vallis Way.
22 June 2018

Michael Le Bourgeois on leaving Bedford and his determination not to make up the numbers at Wasps

Michael Le Bourgeois has spoken to Talking Rugby Union about his move to Wasps – including why it was far from straightforward to leave Bedford and his excitement of playing in the Gallagher Premiership.
13 June 2018

Ellwood: ‘They are a thriving club who want to improve which is what I want to do as well’

Former Northumbria University student Jake Ellwood has recently joined Championship side Ealing and he is looking forward to the challenge ahead.
13 June 2018

Top 5 Sides to Watch Next Season

TRU’s Joe Harvey selects some of the teams to keep an eye on next year across English rugby’s top four tiers.
11 May 2018

Can Ealing take the next step in 2018/19?

Bristol Rugby ran away with the Championship this season and rightfully gained promotion back to the Premiership at the first time of asking. Their closest rivals, Ealing Trailfinders, are making headlines by making high profile signings that makes them firm favourites to gain promotion to the Premiership at the conclusion of the 2018/19 Championship season.
27 April 2018

Rich Lane: “It is what you want out of it and for me, it was all about playing.”

Bedford’s versatile back speaks to TRU about why the GK IPA Championship is key to development, the importance of game time and Bedford’s positive season
24 April 2018

Yorkshire Carnegie's Brandon Staples suspended for four years after anti-doping violation

Yorkshire Carnegie flanker Brandon Staples has been handed a suspension of four years by the Rugby Football Union after he was tested positive for three steroids.
19 April 2018

Greene King IPA Championship: Round 21 Preview

TRU's takes a look at the English Championship as it enters Round 21.
13 April 2018

Bristol promoted as Ealing fall to Doncaster

Bristol won the Championship title and were promoted back to the Premiership after second-placed Ealing Trailfinders were beaten 50-19 at Doncaster.
9 April 2018

Bristol earn promotion back to Aviva Premiership after successful Championship campaign

Bristol Rugby have returned back to the Aviva Premiership after a successful RFU Championship campaign that saw them clinch 19 wins from 20 games.
8 April 2018

Tom Lawday on the benefits of BUCS Super Rugby and why it helped him on his way to Exeter Chiefs

Chiefs’ back-row is now enjoying a spell at Cornish Pirates as he prepares for his opportunities at the Premiership champions
6 March 2018

Doncaster prop Ian Williams passes away after collapsing in training

Doncaster prop Ian Williams has passed away at the age of 27 after collapsing at training.
21 February 2018