London Welsh win promotion appeal

04 Jul 2012 | by Caroline Sweeney

London Welsh will play in rugby’s Premiership next season after an independent appeal panel including Tim Ward QC allowed their appeal.  London Welsh had been refused promotion by the RFU on the grounds that they had failed to satisfy certain provisions of the Minimum Standards Criteria for promotion.  The appeal panel held that some of those Criteria gave rise to an unjustified restriction of competition and were void.