Welsh kicked out of Cham­pi­onship

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LONDON Welsh, one of the old­est clubs in English rugby, were kicked out of the sec­ond tier Cham­pi­onship yes­ter­day after go­ing into liq­ui­da­tion last month. The club, founded in 1885 and cur­rently based in Rich­mond-upon-Thames in south-west London, were rel­e­gated from the Premier­ship in 2015. “Fol­low­ing the ap­point­ment of Liq­uida­tors in De­cem­ber 2016, a tem­po­rary li­cence was granted by the RFU to London Welsh to en­able par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Cham­pi­onship,” the English RFU said in a state­ment. The li­cence ex­pired on Satur­day and the club failed to meet the con­di­tions re­quired by the reg­u­la­tions. — ANA/ Reuters/dpa

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