The English Rugby Federation (RFU) has confirmed the relegation of clubs Wasps and Worcester. These considered that their financial difficulties were due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Federation judged that this was not the main reason for their financial difficulties. The two clubs will therefore not play in the Premiership next season.
“We are deeply concerned about the insolvency of Worcester Warriors and Wasps rugby clubs.RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney said in a statement. We understand that this decision is disappointing for the clubs and their fans, but it is clear from the investigation that there were factors beyond Covid which led to the clubs’ insolvency. »