“Our members are in a position where WRFC Players Ltd, the company that holds their contracts, is not under administration. This situation leaves players in a dead end scenario, with payday imminent and no option to terminate their contract. if they want to seize opportunities elsewhere” – RPA
Last update: 29/09/22 11:37
Worcester Warriors have been suspended from all RFU competitions after missing the deadline to meet the requirements needed to continue
The Rugby Players Association has asked for “urgent clarification” for Worcester Warriors players, with the club suspended but the players currently unable to travel elsewhere.
Worcester was placed in administration earlier this week after being suspended from all competition by the Rugby Football Union after missing a deadline to show plans were in place to emerge from the financial crisis that surrounded it.
Worcester was suspended by the RFU on Monday for failing to meet the 5 p.m. deadline to provide the governing body with proof that he had the required insurance, was able to pay the wage bill and had a “credible plan to move the club forward.
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The Warriors are saddled with more than £25million in debt, with a winding-up order from HMRC due in October.
Players and staff at the Sixways club have not received their full salaries, with lack of funds leading to major operational shortcomings and club staff speaking out earlier this month about not being paid.
With the club suspended, the RPA has confirmed that WRFC Players Ltd, the company holding the Worcester players’ contracts, is not currently in administration meaning there is no possibility of terminating contracts and moving somewhere else.
“Our members are currently in a position where WRFC Players Ltd, the company holding their contracts, is out of administration, while WRFC Trading Ltd (in administration) has entered the administration process,” the RPA statement read. of Thursday.
Worcester center Ollie Lawrence says putting his club into administration cannot happen to other Premiership teams
“This situation leaves the players in a no-win scenario, with an impending payday, the club suspended from competition, a liquidation petition due to be heard next week and no option to terminate their contract should they wish to pursue opportunities elsewhere.
“The directors of WRFC Players Limited, and as required the directors of WRFC Trading Ltd (in administration), need to clarify the proposed strategy for WRFC Players Ltd as, without the players, there does not appear to be a viable long-term future for Worcester. Warriors This clarification needs to be made urgently because this situation cannot continue.
England head coach Eddie Jones says he is worried about the future of Worcester and Wasps and feels for both players and fans
“While we acknowledge the work being done behind the scenes, we call on the directors of WRFC Players Limited and all stakeholders to confirm their intentions regarding WRFC Players Limited without delay.”