Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Welsh into Administration

A sad day for the little piece of Wales in London (aka Old Deer Park, Richmond) as London Welsh announced today that they have called in the administrators. Apparently the National One club have only enough money to operate for one more month.

This, having made the decision this season to go fully professional as part of a three-year plan to reach the Guinness Premiership, a decision that, at best, can be described as extremely misguided.

Unless someone comes forward soon with serious investment it's likely that the club will be excluded from the newly formed Championship and will have to start again in the lower tiers of English club rugby - something neighbours London Scottish could tell them a thing or two about.

Former Wales and London Welsh legends such as John Dawes, JPR Williams, Gerald Davies and John Taylor will be turning in their graves (well, they would be if they weren't still alive - but you get my drift...).

I see that Big Dai isn't very happy either.

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