The Championship

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.

The Championship Blog – Week 10 round-up

The Championship Blog – Week 10 round-up

A MERE 320 hardy souls braved atrocious conditions at the Athletic Ground on Saturday to watch London Scottish win their Championship basement battle against Moseley. The 28-13 victory mean Scottish…

Black sea: Josh Bassett struggling to avoid the Maori All Blacks' defense

Maori All Blacks cast aside Championship XV

CHAMPIONSHIP CLUB rivalry was put on hold on Saturday when a select RFU XV took on the Maori All Blacks at Doncaster’s Castle Park. Despite going down 21-52, head coach…

The Championship Blog – Week 9 round-up

The Championship Blog – Week 9 round-up

NOTTINGHAM FAILED to build on last weekend’s thrashing of Bristol, losing 29-9 to table-leaders Newcastle at Kingston Park on Friday night. The top of the table clash lacked fizz and…

The Championship Blog – Week 8 round-up

The Championship Blog – Week 8 round-up

KICKING OFF this week’s review are Channel Islanders Jersey, who finally leave the bottom of the table after their second consecutive win. Plymouth, for whom this was their first trip…

The Championship Blog – Week 7 round-up

The Championship Blog – Week 7 round-up

AS PREDICTED in last week’s column, the pick of the round seven matches was Bristol’s clash with Bedford at the Memorial Ground on Sunday. Back-to-back wins in the British &…