The Championship

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…

Tough times: Plymouth's Aaron Carpenter is tackled by Jacob Rown

The Championship Blog – Week 13 round-up

LONDON SCOTTISH grab the spotlight this week after a storming 26-23 win over Bedford Blues at the Athletic Ground. Bedford, who started 2013 in second place behind the Falcons and…

The Championship Blog – Festive round-up

The Championship Blog – Festive round-up

THE HIGHLIGHT of the festive period was London Scottish’s performance at Kingston Park where they almost pulled off a shock win over Championship leaders Newcastle. In front of the Sky…

The Championship Blog – Week 11 round-up

The Championship Blog – Week 11 round-up

AS EXPECTED, Newcastle Falcons dominate the Championship at the half-way mark of Stage One after their 31-15 win over Plymouth at Kingston Park on Friday night.