By Cherry Picker
June 9 2012
Gloucester are following the advice of many of the club's fans by asking Premier Rugby to investigate the recent appointment of Bryan Redpath as director of rugby at Sale.
Redpath was handed the new job on the day Glaws appointed Nigel Davies as his successor, but anger has been brewing at Kingsholm ever since Redpath quit just before the end of the season.
One school of thought suggested that Glaws should shrug their shoulders and accept the situation as an opportunity to start again with a new broom after a disappointing season.
But the converse argument said that as a club Glaws could n ot ignore the situation.
Glaws MD Ken Nottage, who is himself leaving the club for a job outside rugby later in the summer, told the BBC the club is consulting Premier Rugby on the matter.
He added: I think it's the right thing to do and there are people in the club who feel strongly about this.
"Just to say, 'That's fine - that's sport' is not right. Our fans would agree with us on that.
"There is a code of conduct that deals with illegal approaches.
"We're going to talk to Premier Rugby and see if there has been a breach of conduct and take their advice on how we handle it.
"There is an issue here and it does need to be bottomed out. I think it will be very difficult to prove the breach. We can all speculate whether there was or there wasn't.
"Proving it will take time and effort and I think that's what Premier Rugby should help us with."
Premiership Rugby are highly unlikely to suggest one of their members goes to court to sue a fellow member, but the organisation could come up with its own ruling.
Glaws owner Ryan Walkinshaw said at the time of Redshaw’s departure with two games to go that if evidence were found that Sale had made an illegal approach, Glaws woyuldfight back with a “no-holds-barred legal attack.”
Whether it will go that far remains to be seen.