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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote No 7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Apr 2018 at 16:59
Originally posted by Robb Robb wrote:

Originally posted by No 7 No 7 wrote:

Any thoughts for the rugby club who miss out on promotion due to London Welsh being forced into their league. Although only for one season and you can denign another team promotion in the league above.

Is there any plan to pay back the money owed to the Government or players who never got paid their salary for playing rugby for London Welsh ......professionals !

I think a point should be made here in that London Welsh whom are playing in HM1 this season did not stop any club gaining promotion nor did they force their way in. They were already in this league as a quick check on matchbydivision will attest.

All that has happened here is that the professional club have been liquidated. London Welsh Amateur (which was defined by the RFU as a separate club) merely picked up the pieces and adopted the name of the old club.

My apologies I understood that London Welsh had been dropped to the lower leagues and the  

The dragon becomes a phoenix

thread was about their rise from the ashes . Ealing Rugby Club were denied being able to set up an amateur team by the RFU ! Even though the pro side is completely separate and totally funded by Trailfinders.

Maybe it should have been titled  The DRAGON is dead long live the LONDON WELSH AMATEURS. As you pointed out they are completely separate Clubs and one has nothing to do with the other except wearing the same shirt and playing at the same ground . I believe they now have the same name !.

What happened to the `Welsh` players who were in that lower league /. I suppose they just moved down a team ! I assume they have a newly  invigorated influx of players when considering the current seasons scorelines.

Best of luck with the new revived London Welsh Amateurs, probably see you somewhere when the abyss opens up for the Ealing Trailfinders ,hopefully in the very distant future .

Edited by No 7 - 09 Apr 2018 at 17:24
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mark W-J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Apr 2018 at 18:43
Here's a good article - written back in October - that explains a lot about what's changed this year; how professional (with a small 'p') the set-up is, and the standards that the coaches are not just setting but expecting from the players.
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