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Championship

Nick Fenton Wells of Bedford is tackled by Scott MacCleod and Mark Wilson of Newcastle Falcons during the RFU Championship play off final, first leg match between Bedford and Newcastle Falcons at Goldington Road on May 23, 2013 in Bedford, England.

24 May 2013

Newcastle secure 9-point advantage over Blues

Dean Richards' Newcastle Falcons put one foot into the Aviva Premiership with a dominant 18-9 victory over Bedford Blues at Goldington Road, giving them a sizable advantage ahead of next week’s RFU Championship Final second leg at Kingston Park

RPA Winners Scarratt, Norton and Streather

23 May 2013

RPA Awards for Launchbury, Scarratt, Norton, Wade and Streather

Joe Launchbury, Emily Scarratt, Dan Norton, Christian Wade and Tim Streather all scooped up awards at the annual Rugby Players’ Association Dinner on Wednesday evening (May 22)

Bedford Blues vs Newcastle Falcons team news

22 May 2013

RFU Championship finalists announce teams for 1st leg

Bedford Blues and Newcastle Falcons have announced their 22-man squads to go head-to-head in the first leg of the RFU Championship final tomorrow night at Goldington Road, KO 7.45pm

RFU Championship finalists Newcastle Falcons and Bedford Blues

20 May 2013

RFU Championship final: 1st leg preview

Newcastle Falcons will be aiming to make it win number four against Bedford Blues when they travel to Goldington Road for the first leg of the RFU Championship final on Thursday, May 23 (KO 7.45pm)

Newcastle Falcons fly half Jimmy Gopperth

19 May 2013

Championship dream XV named

The RFU Championship semi final sides dominate this seasons dream team as voted for by the league's coaches