Category Archives: Championship Rugby

UNDERSTANDING SPAIN — The Power of Porsche and a Right Good Reunion

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Reader warning — this blog is pretty much all about cars, so if you’re not a petrolhead, look away now! I bought it, of course. You knew I would, I knew I would and naturally the Porsche salesman knew I … Continue reading

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Greene King IPA Championship update

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The Greene King IPA Championship should be the irritating small dog that snaps at the heels of the Aviva Premiership. Richard Grainger examines if it is, and if it’s fit for purpose. Here are five reasons why England’s second tier … Continue reading

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Greene King IPA Championship Final, second leg

Memorial Stadium, Bristol Bristol 20, London Welsh 21 (London Welsh win 48-28 on aggregate) Aviva Premiership rugby will return to Oxford’s Kassam Stadium next season thanks to London Welsh’s 20-point aggregate win over promotion favourites Bristol. London Welsh bounced back … Continue reading

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GREENE KING IPA CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL, 1st leg,

London Welsh 27, Bristol, 8  London Welsh take a 19-point lead to a sold out Memorial Stadium next Wednesday following a master-class of precision rugby in atrocious conditions at the Kassam on Wednesday night. Bristol opened and closed the scoring, … Continue reading

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GKIPA Championship semi-finals second leg

Bristol and London Welsh will contest a two-legged final with the winner replacing Worcester in the Aviva Premiership next season. That the two top teams after the regular season should battle it out in the final is a validation of … Continue reading

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GKIPA CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL WRAP, 1ST LEG

With an aggregate century of points from the first leg of the GKIPA play-offs, a mere 10 separate the four sides vying for admission to the Aviva Premiership. With Rotherham wicking up the gas to finish just a Juan Pablo … Continue reading

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GKIPA Championship wrap, week 23

Ealing, the division’s whipping boys for so long this season, finally crashed out of the GKIPA Championship despite a valiant fightback that took them to within an inch of survival. Trailfinders take the road back to League 1 Ealing 29, … Continue reading

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Greene King IPA Championship wrap, week 22

There’s an old saying that there are two certainties in life: death and taxes, but now there appears to be a third: that Bristol will implode, come the final quarter of a game they’ve totally dominated. Bristol brilliance marred by … Continue reading

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GREENE KING IPA CHAMPIONSHIP WRAP, week 21

With comfortable wins for the top four clubs cementing their play-off slots, attention turns to the titanic struggle for survival at the foot of the Greene King IPA Championship table. Ealing earn chance of reprieve Ealing Trailfinders 37, Nottingham 35 … Continue reading

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GKIPA Championship wrap, week 20

With three rounds remaining in Stage 1 of the Greene King IPA Championship, Bristol and London Welsh have already booked their place in the play-offs. Welsh win battle of Exiles London Scottish 21, London Welsh 32 To the men in … Continue reading

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