Richmond are the latest outfit to be promoted to the Greene King IPA Championship. They gained promotion from National League 1 at the end of the 2019-20 season after finishing first with 116 points.

Last season they had an impressive record, having won 20 of their 25 matches, with 741 points for and 347 points against. They finished the competition with a difference of 394 points, the best in the league.

For this coming season, Richmond have announced 14 new signings, including three props, two locks, two back-rows, two scrum-halfs, one fly-half, one centre, two wingers and one fullback.

Their first friendly match is today, at the Richmond Athletic Ground against Ealing Trailfinders, where they will get a good chance to look at their new-look squad ahead of the season-opener next weekend.

Nottingham will face Richmond on the weekend of May, 15. We will travel to the Richmond Athletic Ground in the eighth round of the 2020-21 season to face the new-boys.