Wasps thrown into fresh turmoil as RFU withdraws offer of Championship place

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  • Former European champions fail to meet RFU deadline
  • Club must now rebuild from bottom of league pyramid

The sad descent of Wasps, champions of Europe just 16 years ago, is now complete after the Rugby Football Union withdrew the club’s licence to play in next season’s Championship and, by doing so, consigned the erstwhile English champions to the basement of the entire league pyramid.

In the latest grim illustration of English club rugby’s financial meltdown, the RFU has run out of patience with Wasps’ attempts to find fresh financial backing after the club went into administration in October with debts of £95m. Twickenham officials were concerned about the club’s ability to pay off its creditors and to establish suitable governance structures, also citing a lack of clear progress in engaging coaching staff and players for the new season.

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Written by Robert Kitson
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/may/18/rfu-withdraws-wasps-championship-place-rugby-union under the title “Wasps thrown into fresh turmoil as RFU withdraws offer of Championship place”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.