Pity the Fool

Sharing Sunday: Good piece on the situation that London Welsh find themselves in. Also interesting how they could be king makers.

Double Dummy Scissors

London Welsh’s plight in the Aviva Premiership is well documented. They are adrift at the bottom of the league; they possess one point, earned from scoring four tries whilst Bath scored seven. They’ve been beaten up in all sorts of different ways and, in a ritual humiliation not known since cousin Henry told you what happened to him at boarding school, they have to do it all over again the following weekend.

The reasons for this are also well compiled. Whichever way you look at it, and there are far more learned men on both sides of the fence than I, it is a very sad situation. In essence; their promotion came too late to recruit; their RFU funding (£2 million less than those on top of the pile) is too little for them to hire the amount of players needed to compete in one of the world’s most attritional…

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