Sean Maitland keen on extending Scotland career beyond Championship stint

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Sean Maitland is keen to remain part of the Scotland squad during his year in the Greene King IPA Championship with Saracens next season. The winger is back in training ahead of the restart of the Gallagher Premiership, Saracens last week having confirmed he’s signed a two-year contract to remain at Allianz Park, despite the […] READ MORE


Professional Game Board authorise rugby return to training

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The English Professional Game Board has authorised the rugby return to training on 2nd June, following government guidance on elite sport. This organisation comprises representatives of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) Premiership Rugby, Rugby Players Association (RPA) and Greene King IPA Championship Clubs. Professional Game Board statement Chris Booy, Professional Game Board Chair said: “I […] READ MORE


RFU Championship Funding Cuts – A Balanced View

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When the news of massive funding cuts to RFU Championship sides was announced it was met with widespread outrage, anger, and sadness. Undoubtedly, to an extent, these feelings are valid. The RFU has sold the Championship up the river especially with regards to the timing of the decision. Naturally, there has been some hyperbole and […] READ MORE


Championship Rugby funding cuts disastrous for English Rugby

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The RFU has announced that there will be Championship Rugby funding cuts starting as early as the 2020/21 season. Clubs will receive around half the amount they currently do, down to approximately £4.3m from £8.06m. What will the impact of this be? Current state of the Championship If, as expected, Newcastle Falcons win promotion this […] READ MORE


Saracens salary cap Q&A: All the answers you require

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With so much conjecture and speculation surrounding the recent salary cap news, Robert Rees answers all of your questions regarding Saracens and the salary cap.  Saracens couldn’t meet the criteria to get below the cap by a date set by Premiership Rugby, but what were they supposed to do? It’s a hard scenario to get […] READ MORE


Yorkshire Carnegie: a Club in Crisis

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After being struck by a financial crisis towards the end of last season, the former Premiership side Yorkshire Carnegie took the drastic decision to go part-time, with many players and staff leaving Headingley. Charlie Hynes takes a look at a few pertinent points for the club. Recruitment process difficult for Yorkshire Carnegie club With the […] READ MORE


Revisited: Exeter Chiefs 2010 Championship Play-off final

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Exeter Chiefs fell to another play-off final defeat at Twickenham at the start of June, with an agonizing defeat to Saracens. That makes only one win in four Premiership finals, you may forgive Chiefs fans for thinking play-off fixtures are not for them. But when you revisit the Exeter Chiefs 2010 Championship Play-off final, you find […] READ MORE


Lam Rues Errors as Jersey Beat Bristol

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After a week of wild weather in South West England, the sun appeared just in time for Bristol Rugby vs Jersey Reds. This appeared to galvanise the home side as they made an all-action start. However the visitors came back strongly, notching four tries in the first half. This was a lead that would never […] READ MORE


Bristol Rugby Promotion Charge Continues Against Jersey

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Whilst Bristol Rugby have taken up their familiar position at the top of the Championship, their fans will not be dreading the season run-in as much as previous years. Since their relegation in 2016/17, it has been virtually universally accepted wisdom that the West Country side would return at the first attempt. The removal of […] READ MORE