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

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…

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…

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

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…

THE REVAMPED Championship kicked off with a bonus point win for promotion favourites Newcastle Falcons over last season’s front-runners Bristol at the Memorial Stadium on Sunday, writes Richard Grainger. Falcons’…

THE LEICESTER back row will be dusting off their tuxedos in anticipation of giving Gavin Henson a dancing lesson at the Kassam Stadium, come September 2, writes Richard Grainger. For…

London Welsh have everything to prove

LONDON WELSH have belatedly been confirmed as the new boys in England’s rugby master-class. But will they still be there this time next year, asks Richard Grainger. An old proverb…