Sad implosion of Wasps and Worcester must be warning call for English rugby | Robert Kitson

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The sport’s days of reckoning are here, and everyone from the RFU to reckless club owners is responsible for the pain

We could start with the sheer catastrophic waste of it all. All those years, all those hundreds of millions of pounds squandered. All the fudged decisions and fingers‑crossed accounting. The oceans of bullshit, the overflowing reservoirs of self‑interest. And yet that’s still not the most upsetting element. Worse is the numbing pain for everyone associated with two disintegrating clubs and the human cost of English rugby’s days of reckoning.

There will be some looking at the travails of Wasps and Worcester and giving a resigned shrug. Of course they were spending beyond their means. Of course that couldn’t go on indefinitely. Of course fingers should be pointed at the stewardship of both businesses. But fundamentally this is about people – specifically the umpteen players, coaches, staff and fans let down by those meant to have their best interests at heart.

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Written by Robert Kitson
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2022/oct/15/wasps-worcester-sad-implosion-warning-call-rugby-union under the title “Sad implosion of Wasps and Worcester must be warning call for English rugby | Robert Kitson”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.