The Scrum Down: Premiership Woes for Worcester Warriors and Wasps | NBC Sports

Alex Corbisiero is joined by friend of the Podcast and the Times lead Rugby Writer, Alex Lowe to discuss the ongoing financial crisis for Worcester Warriors, and more recently Wasps.

Worcester have now been suspended from playing any rugby until further notice as they’ve entered administration, where Wasps risk following them if they can’t pay back a tax bill in the next 20 days.

Both Alex’s discussions not only entail what this means for the immediate and short term future for both teams, but what this means for the league itself. Could there be future reforms to the leagues structure? And what needs changing with the current commercial model? Find out in this episode of the scrum down.

00:10 Intro And Premiership Run down
02:21 – Alex Lowe Introduction
03:00 – Worcester Warriors
06:00 – Worcester defending a winding up order
08:10 – Worcester’s current owners trying to avoid administration
10:10- Could the owners have avoided the ban from Rugby?
12:30 – Is this a wake-up call for the RFU and Premiership Rugby?
14:50 – The governance of the Premiership
18:00 – Solutions for the league & Possible 10 team formats.
22:15 – Expansion vs. Contraction for The Premiership.
24:00 – Wasps Enter Administration
26:30 – What has happened to Wasps?
29:00 – Was the pandemic to blame for Wasps?
32:20 – Where do the premiership go to fix this?
33:30 – Where aren’t casual Rugby fans engaged in the premiership?
36:30 – Should the RFU take over the development systems of the clubs?

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