Talks for ground

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fa­cil­i­ties’ with one unnamed player quoted as say­ing: “It’s like eat­ing in a pub ev­ery day we are train­ing.”

Wasps re­sponded to the ar­ti­cle with a state­ment where Dai Young re­futed claims of a mutiny, high­light­ing ten se­nior squad mem­bers had re­cently signed new con­tracts, in­clud­ing Joe Launch­bury, El­liot Daly and Dan Rob­son.

Young said: “The con­struc­tion of new train­ing fa­cil­i­ties is tak­ing longer than orig­i­nally hoped. We had a cou­ple of projects which reached a pretty ad­vanced stage but un­for­tu­nately did come not to fruition along the way, but no-one doubts this is the num­ber one pri­or­ity project for our de­vel­op­ment team.

“I know a fur­ther lo­ca­tion is now un­der se­ri­ous con­sid­er­a­tion and that this project could take a big step for­ward in the very near fu­ture.

Old Leam­ing­to­ni­ans first team play in Level 8 of English rugby, hav­ing lost one and won one of their open­ing Mid­lands 3 West South games. They nar­rowly missed on pro­mo­tion last sea­son af­ter los­ing a de­ci­sive game against Old Coven­tri­ans in April.

The club boasts a strong mini, ju­nior and Colts set up, with their un­der-18s the cur­rent hold­ers of the Bob Cow­ard Colts Cup af­ter de­feat­ing Strat­ford 33-0 in the fi­nal.

Old Leams are based at The Crofts off Beri­cote Road, off the A452 and is in close prox­im­ity to the town’s other rugby club, Leam­ing­ton RFC, who play Level 7 rugby.

The Crofts has been Old Leams’ home since 1956, af­ter club pur­chased five acres from the YMCA at Clois­ter Crofts for £1,500.

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