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Life outside the Premiership kicked off with a defeat for Saracens as they were beaten 27-26 by Ealing in the Trailfinders Challenge Cup.
Saracens have named their team to face Ealing in the opening game of the Trailfinders Challenge Cup, with Billy Vunipola in the starting side.
The new Championship season will kick off in March 2021 and will be played in a two-conference format before a two-legged play-off final.
Newcastle’s promotion to the Premiership has been rubber stamped after the RFU council agreed to conclude the Championship season.
Premiership Rugby are considering several options in order to complete the season, including midweek games, according to CEO Darren Childs.
Newcastle Falcons boss Dean Richards is dismayed at suggestions Ealing are considering legal action over promotion to the Premiership.
All league and cup rugby beneath the Premiership has been brought to an end for the current season, the Rugby Football Union has confirmed.
This week we will, once again, be asking some quite weighty questions about whether our beloved game is really going in the right direction…
The RFU has revised the time-frame for its Championship funding cuts following the recent backlash generated by last week’s shock decision.
RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney has explained his reasoning why the Championship clubs have been issued with drastic cuts from 2020/21.