RFU statement in response to London Welsh outcome
Friday June 29, 2012
Issued by Nicol McClelland
Following London Welsh’s successful appeal against the decision that the club failed to meet the Minimum Standards Criteria set out by the Professional Game Board yesterday, Rugby Football Union (RFU) Chief Executive Officer Ian Ritchie said:
“I would like to thank all involved for their professionalism throughout the considerable time dedicated to this matter, which ensured the case in question was approached with the importance it warranted.
“The decision taken by the RFU Board was based entirely upon the results of the independent auditor’s report in accordance with the Minimum Standard Criteria (MSC), as set out by the Professional Game Board (PG
. We will now instigate a full review of the MSC, working within the PGB, with the aim of ensuring all stakeholders are agreed on the process going forward.
"The RFU considers this matter closed which will now enable all clubs to continue their planning for the 2012-13 season."