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Championship

British & Irish Cup restructure

29 April 2013

British & Irish Cup undergoes restructure ahead of new season

The British & Irish Cup will undergo a revision to the current structure for the 2013-14 season, moving from 32 teams to 24, playing in six pools of four

@RFUChampionship Live Twitter streaming

29 April 2013

@RFUChampionship to stream Nottingham and Bedford semi-finals

Following the first ever streaming of a professional rugby union game through Twitter, the RFU Championship will once again be broadcasting through the social media site, this time covering Nottingham and Bedford Blues’ semi-final legs

Newcastle Falcons

29 April 2013

Minimum Standards Criteria Audit results

The Rugby Football Union’s Board of Directors has considered the findings of the independent audit report requested by semi-finalists Bedford Blues, Leeds Carnegie, Newcastle Falcons and Nottingham Rugby, which determines a club’s eligibility for promotion to the Aviva Premiership in line with the Minimum Standards Criteria (MSC)

Bedford Blues player in action

23 April 2013

British & Irish Cup semi-finals preview

Munster ‘A’ continue their defence of the British & Irish Cup with a home semi-final against fellow Irish province Leinster ‘A’ on Friday April 26th at Garryowen FC, Dooradoyle, KO 7.30pm

Newcastle Falcons player Tom Catterick

22 April 2013

Bedford, Newcastle, Nottingham and Leeds line-up for Championship semi-finals

Despite their unbeaten record coming to an end at the hands of Bristol Rugby on Saturday, Newcastle Falcons’ position in the semi-finals was guaranteed some weeks ago, with the former Premiership club securing a top-of-the-table finish in their debut Championship season