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London Welsh’s appeal against Premiership promotion block is delayed

19th June 2012

• All parties agree to appeal hearing being put back to 28 June
• Club won Championship but were refused Premiership place

London Welsh’s appeal against the decision to block their promotion to the Aviva Premiership has been delayed by a week.

The case will now be heard on 28 June – it was originally scheduled for 21 June – under an agreement by all parties involved.

The independent panel will be James Dingemans QC (chairman), Ian Mill QC and Tim Ward QC at a venue yet to be confirmed.

Welsh won this season’s 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.


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