London Irish at risk of Premiership ban after RFU sets deadline for takeover

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  • RFU tells club to complete proposed takeover by 30 May
  • Fears of third top-flight team expulsion in eight months

London Irish will be suspended from next season’s Premiership unless the proposed takeover by a US consortium is completed by 30 May or the club provides proof of funding for the entire 2023-24 campaign, the Rugby Football Union has warned.

The ultimatum from the RFU comes amid fears the protracted takeover will drag on over the summer and into next season, and heightens the prospect of a third club being thrown out of the Premiership in eight months.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/may/15/london-irish-rugby-union-premiership-ban-risk-takeover-rfu under the title “London Irish at risk of Premiership ban after RFU sets deadline for takeover”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.