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Atlas, fronted by former Warriors chief executive Jim O’Toole and bankrolled from the United States, branded the conditions “excessive, unreasonable, unworkable” in a statement confirming the impasse and refused to agree to them. It said it would proceed with the takeover of WRFC Trading Limited regardless, something that would give it ownership of the club and their assets but leave Worcester without an “elite level” rugby team.
The season will end as previously planned with the final on Saturday, 27 May. "Restructuring the fixture list has allowed us to create a better narrative in the second half of the season, ensuring five Gallagher Premiership Rugby matches are played on each weekend, " Premiership Rugby's chief executive Simon Massie-Taylor said.
There are two potential Premiership debutants in the 23, as Alfie Barbeary and Theo Vukasinovic are named amongst the replacements. As for Worcester, they hand out Gallagher Premiership debuts to three academy products, with wing Noah Heward, scrum-half Gareth Simpson and lock James Scott all making their competition debuts. None of the side who started against Gloucester will be involved against Wasps but Scotland internationals Duncan Weir and Cornell du Preez, South Africa centre Francois Venter, hooker Beck Cutting, tighthead prop Richard Palframan and back-row forward GJ van Velze who came off the bench at the weekend, all start. Chris Pennell replaces the suspended Melani Nanai at full-back and loosehead prop Callum Black returns to action for the first time since he sustained a foot injury at Saracens in early January. Centre Ryan Mills will make his first start for Wasps having joined them from Warriors last month.
Branding the CFVG’s finding that it had not demonstrated its ability to continue to fund the club “patently untrue”, it said the RFU was attempting to place Atlas in “special measures” akin to those imposed on insolvent clubs, and to gain approve rights over its business plan and access to Warriors’ board meetings, raising “the spectre of shadow directorship”. It added: “To Worcester fans and commercial partners, we repeat our commitment to returning elite men’s and women’s rugby to Worcester and having this at the forefront of our business. We hope that the RFU take a commercial and less onerous approach going forward and will work with us to seek a pragmatic, commercial and sensible solution that works for all parties.
But barring a dramatic U-turn, the RFU’s board will meet on Friday to rubber-stamp a recommendation by its Club Financial Viability Group (CFVG) not to permit Worcester to join them. That follows a row between Warriors’ prospective new owners, Atlas Worcester Warriors Rugby Club Ltd, and the RFU over strict conditions the latter had been seeking to impose on their rescue deal. An RFU spokesperson said: “The RFU board will be meeting to discuss this matter on Friday and we won’t be commenting formally on a decision which has not been made.
” Telegraph Sport has been told the CFVG was not satisfied that the information provided by the buyers, in particular relating to their financial position, demonstrated their ability to continue to fund the club and to deliver on their business plan, which includes significant development at the Sixways site. The conditions imposed on the deal included an RFU veto over the disposal of land around the stadium, swift payment of rugby creditors, commitments to a women’s team and other key governance conditions.
Wasps – but not Worcester – to be allowed into next season's ChampionshipWasps’ bid to enter next season’s Championship is on the brink of being approved but Worcester Warriors face being blocked by the Rugby Football Union. The Coventry-based side, who like Worcester were thrown out of the Premiership after being put into administration, are close to being parachuted into English rugby’s second tier following the club’s takeover.
Worcester Warriors: Chris Pennell; Noah Heward, Francois Venter, Will Butler (c), Nick David; Duncan Weir, Gareth Simpson; Callum Black, Beck Cutting, Richard Palframan, James Scott, Andrew Kitchener, GJ van Velze, Tom Dodd, Cornell du Preez. Replacements: Isaac Miller, Lewis Holsey, Joe Morris, Justin Clegg, Caleb Montgomery, Jono Kitto, Jamie Shillcock, Oli Morris. Referee and officials Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys Assistant Referees: Adam Leal and Rob Warburton TMO: Keith Lewis Citing Commissioner: Allister Hogg What have the coaches said? Worcester Warriors director of rugby, Alan Solomons: "Of the games I watched on television over the weekend they (Wasps) looked the best of the sides.
"As our colleagues elsewhere face the future with some uncertainty, we would like to offer our assistance where we can. " Tigers' move follows a generous offer that was also made by Coventry Rugby for their Championship clash with Cornish Pirates on Saturday. Cov offered season ticket holders at Wasps, Worcester Warriors and Leicester Tigers entry to the match for £5. Tigers' statement also offered a hand to staff who have been made redudnant by Wasps and Worcester in recent times, sharing a list of vacancies with a 'guarantee' of an interview. "There is a huge human factor involved when any company finds itself in financial difficulty and we appreciate that a large number of good people and their families have been affected by events of recent weeks. Leicester Tigers have a number of positions open at Mattioli Woods Welford Road, and if you have Worcester Warriors or Wasps on your CV, we will guarantee an interview if you apply for any of these appropriate vacancies.
"The new list also reduces the number of bye weeks for teams and the stop-start challenge for some clubs created by the unfortunate issues at Wasps and Worcester Warriors. "I am aware that this has created some real challenges for some of our clubs but I'd like to thank them for agreeing to these changes.
A rest weekend has been put in from 3-5 February and the Premiership Cup semi-finals and final have been moved. Wasps suspended from Premiership for rest of season and relegatedSubscribe to the Rugby Union Weekly podcastThe cup semi-finals will now be held over the weekend of 10-12 February, with the final during the weekend of 17-19 March. The first league fixtures affected are those of the weekend of 30 December to 1 January. London Irish will now face Gloucester at Kingsholm - the Exiles were due to travel to Worcester while the Cherry and Whites had a bye week - and Bristol now have a free weekend, having previously been scheduled to host Wasps.
Tigers make generous ticket offer to Wasps and Worcester WarriorsLeicester Tigers have reached out to supporters of both Wasps and Worcester Warriors with a generous ticket offer. Both West Midlands clubs have entered into administration and are unlikely to play again until next year, leaving fans short of their top-flight rugby fix. Reigning Premiership champions Tigers have offered season ticket holders at their rival clubs free entry to three games as part of a bundle in the run-up to the festival period, against London Irish (November 27), ASM Clermont Auvergne (December 17) and Gloucester on Christmas weekend. READ MORE: Tigers announce international opposition for 'historic' double header The cost for the 'Tree-o' bundle outside of the deal costs from £55 for adults and £18 for children.
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"These are challenging times in top-flight rugby, most especially for the staff and supporters of clubs affected by recent announcements of administration, suspension and redundancies, " said the Tigers website. "Leicester Tigers regard Wasps and Worcester Warriors as rivals on the pitch but also as colleagues in the rugby family off it. "Tigers enjoy magnificent support from shareholders, club partners, sponsors, season ticket holders, fans and all of the extended Tigers Family, and their commitment is never taken lightly. Without that continued loyalty, the challenges of the past few years would have been even more difficult to address.
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Wasps - Worcester Warriors live - 23 April 2022 - Eurosport2nd HalfUmaga82' Willis82' Oghre77' VenterAtkinson73' Hill69' LaunchburyCardall65' JudgeOwlett65' KitchenerKitchener65' AnnettMiller65' WestHarris65' BassettOdogwu65' Umaga65' Oghre63' GopperthMills59' ShieldsWillis57' AloMillar-Mills57' McCallumSutherland54' LewisVailanu54' RobsonPorter54' Gopperth54' Stooke52' ChudleySimpson50' SearleSmith50' Searle48' Doel47' 1st HalfBassett31' Gopperth28' Kibirige10' Gopperth4' West3' avant-matchFollow the Premiership live Rugby match between Wasps and Worcester Warriors with Eurosport. The match starts at 15:00 on 23 April 2022.
Wasps v Worcester TV channel and live stream info, kick-off time and team newsWasps host Worcester this evening in the second round of the Gallagher Premiership fixtures since rugby resumed. Here's everything you need to know about the game. What time is Wasps v Worcester kick-off? Wasps v Worcester Warriors kicks off at 7. 45pm on Friday, August 21, at the Ricoh Arena. What TV channel is it on? The match is being shown on BT Sport Extra 2. What about live streaming? BT Sport customers can live stream the match online or via the app. What's the team news? Lee Blackett has named his side for Wasps’ first game back at Ricoh Arena, as they host Worcester Warriors on Friday. Ben Vellacott and Ryan Mills make their first Wasps starts, having come off the bench to make their debuts in the win over Northampton Saints last week.
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Premiership Rugby restructures fixture listLondon Irish v Gloucester will be among the first games affected by the changesPremiership Rugby has rescheduled the league's fixture list for the second half of the season after Wasps' and Worcester's expulsion. The two clubs were removed from the league after going into administration, meaning there will now be 24 rounds of fixtures rather than the planned 26. Five games will be staged each weekend with one team having a bye.
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