RFU and Premiership to face DCMS inquiry as Wasps confirm redundancies

  • 167 staff made redundant as club enters administration
  • DCMS chair: ‘serious concerns’ over rugby union’s future

The Rugby Football Union and Premiership Rugby will be hauled in front of a parliamentary inquiry to address “serious concerns about the future of the sport” after the entire Wasps squad lost their jobs when the club entered administration on Monday.

On another dark day for the English game it emerged both organisations will be grilled by the digital, culture, media and sport select committee of MPs next month after Wasps followed Worcester into administration. They are also expected to be relegated by the RFU.

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