Prev Game: Aviva Premiership Sat 10th May

prev game - Newcastle Falcons
team 1 score team 2
Newcastle 13 - 23 Exeter

Next Game: Aviva Premiership Sat 6th Sep

next game - Newcastle Falcons
team 1 score team 2
Leicester 15:00 Newcastle

Appeal delay for the Exiles

Hearing now set for June 28

Last Updated: 05/07/12 5:17pm

  • Share:
London Welsh's appeal hearing has been delayed

London Welsh's appeal hearing has been delayed

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

London Welsh's appeal against the decision to block their promotion to the Aviva Premiership has been delayed.

The case was originally scheduled for Thursday but it will now be heard on June 28 to "accommodate all parties".

Welsh won this season's RFU Championship after beating Cornish Pirates in both legs of the final.

But the Richmond-based club were told just hours before the first leg kicked off in Cornwall they did not meet minimum standards criteria set down by English rugby's Professional Game Board for entry to the Premiership.

The Exiles played the final's second leg at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford, which is thought to be their preferred venue should they gain top-flight status.

As things stand, Newcastle will remain in the Premiership next term despite finishing bottom by a point behind Wasps this season.

But should London Welsh succeed in overturning an original decision that went against them, then they will go up and the Falcons be relegated.

  • Share:

Related

Most Popular

Features

Rugby Roots

Rugby Roots

The Rugby Club is continuing its ‘Rugby Roots’ feature and wants to hear what makes your club so special!

The Off Load

The Off Load

Rupert Cox reviews the weekend's rugby including the brilliant All Blacks and the glorious Pumas.

Munster on the rise

Munster on the rise

Stuart Barnes says Munster will be the biggest threat to Leinster’s bid for a third Guinness PRO12 title.