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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 &…

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The Championship Blog – Week 6 round-up

NOTTINGHAM TRADED places with Plymouth and moved into third in the Championship by virtue of a 48-16 win over Jersey, at Meadow Lane on Friday. The Green and Whites were…

The Championship Blog – Week 5 round-up

The Championship Blog – Week 5 round-up

NEWCASTLE FALCONS stay top of the class by virtue of giving Leeds a lesson in finishing at Kingston Park on Friday night, writes Richard Grainger. This match-up was tipped as…

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The Championship Blog – Week 4 round-up

HERE’S a bit of statistical analysis to kick-off this week’s Championship blog, writes Richard Grainger. In the Championship — which doesn’t have a sponsor — 355 points were scored in…

Fine form: Newcastle's Richard Mayhew (L) on the charge for the Falcons

The Championship Blog – Week 3 round-up

AFTER THREE weeks of Championship rugby it’s beginning to look as if the sides promoted and relegated to this division may have booked a return ticket back to where they…

The Championship Blog – Week 2 round-up

The Championship Blog – Week 2 round-up

DIVISION NEWCOMERS Jersey travelled to Headingley on Friday for what is believed to have been their first-ever evening fixture, writes Richard Grainger. Despite losing 32-19 to a Leeds side who…