Worcester owners hit back at local MPs amid threat of automatic relegation

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  • RFU rules state administration would result in demotion
  • Owners claim three parties want to buy Premiership club

Worcester’s owners have hit back at calls from four MPs urging the government to put the club into administration – a move that would condemn the Warriors to automatic relegation from the Premiership, the Guardian understands.

Co-owners Colin Goldring and Jason Whittingham claimed a deal with one set of buyers is “moving at an especially rapid pace” after the MPs called for administration as soon as possible. That would likely result in relegation because according to the Rugby Football Union’s regulations, the new season started last Saturday even though the Premiership does not kick off until Friday.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/sep/05/worcester-owners-hit-back-at-local-mps-amid-threat-of-relegation under the title “Worcester owners hit back at local MPs amid threat of automatic relegation”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.