RPA Statement - London Irish

Whilst we are disappointed that only 50% of player and staff wages for May have now been paid, the wishes of the London Irish player group have been respected in terms of taking all possible action to facilitate the completion of the proposed takeover of London Irish Rugby Football Club.

This has resulted in a 7-day extension to the RFU deadline. We have remained reasonable throughout this period in light of the various assurances that have been given to both the players and ourselves, and have given the club and its owner every opportunity to complete the necessary work.

We now urge all parties concerned to complete the necessary work by the June 6th deadline as set out by the RFU.