The Championship

B&I and Championship round-up

B&I and Championship round-up

A CHAMPIONSHIP club is guaranteed a place in this year’s final of the British and Irish Cup; and it is little surprise that they will meet one of the Irish…

The Championship blog – Week 20 round-up

The Championship blog – Week 20 round-up

DONCASTER, WHO began league life in Yorkshire 2, and rejoice in being the ‘most promoted club in England, have three games left to avert relegation to National League One. But…

The Championship blog – Week 19 round-up

The Championship blog – Week 19 round-up

BRISTOL HAVE parted company with Liam Middleton, following their defeat by Moseley at Billesley Common. The former Westcountry giants’ second consecutive league loss means that making the play-offs is far…

The Championship blog – Week 18 round-up

The Championship blog – Week 18 round-up

ANY THOUGHTS of prematurely engraving the name of Newcastle Falcons on the Championship silverware were put firmly on hold when Bedford came within seconds on inflicting a first defeat on…

The Championship blog – Week 17 round-up

The Championship blog – Week 17 round-up

NEWCASTLE HAVE qualified for the knock-out stages of the Championship; not that this was ever in much doubt. And, with five rounds remaining, even if they do not score another…

The Championship blog – Week 16 round-up

The Championship blog – Week 16 round-up

BRISTOL PICKED up a valuable bonus-point win over Rotherham with relative ease, watched by their new director of Rugby, Andy Robinson. The former Scotland national coach’s first day at work…

The Championship Blog – Week 15 round-up

The Championship Blog – Week 15 round-up

LEEDS CAME close to ending Newcastle’s perfect 20 at Otley on Sunday where they pushed the Falcons all the way, but had to be content with a losing bonus point,…

Championship and B & I Cup round-up

Championship and B & I Cup round-up

WHILE HALF of the second tier clubs enjoyed the luxury of a rare free weekend, the other six had the pleasure of A re-scheduled league or cup fixture to fill…

The Championship Blog – Week 14 round-up

The Championship Blog – Week 14 round-up

DESPITE WINTRY conditions, four Championship games managed to go ahead, with only Newcastle and London Scottish conceding postponements. On Friday night Bristol reaped the reward of their ground staff's efforts…