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TRF_Hulkster
23-05-11, 09:46 AM
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London Welsh have parted company with head coach Phil Greening.

The former England hooker, who joined the Championship club in 2009, has been linked with the vacant Leeds job and a return to his former club Wasps.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/13500742.stm

Also:

London Welsh are delighted to announce three exciting new signings for the 2011/12 season in Seb Jewell, Ed Jackson and Gerard Mullen. (http://www.london-welsh.co.uk/rugby_newsroom_article.asp?id=601)

London Welsh have bolstered their back row for next season by signing of Mike Denbee from Birmingham & Solihull. (http://www.london-welsh.co.uk/rugby_newsroom_article.asp?id=600)

Jayatron
27-05-11, 10:21 AM
What kind of attendances does London Welsh get? And I can only presume they are one of the many championship sides that can not get promoted because of their home ground?

Nielsch
29-05-11, 11:19 AM
Then again, there are probably enough stadiums in London big enough where they could sign a ground-lease if it's capacity that's in their way of promotion to the Premiership.

TRF_Olyy
29-05-11, 11:25 AM
PRL would find a way to keep them out - I think there's a rule where you're not allowed to groundshare with a football team unless you own the stadium they're the tenants
This is only for teams coming up to the Aviva from RFU though, so Irish and Saracens etc. are fine

Nielsch
29-05-11, 11:32 AM
PRL would find a way to keep them out - I think there's a rule where you're not allowed to groundshare with a football team unless you own the stadium they're the tenants
This is only for teams coming up to the Aviva from RFU though, so Irish and Saracens etc. are fine

Seriously? So if London Irish are relegated, they can't come back up to the Premiership according to that rule?

London Welsh should consider joining the Mangers League as the fifth Welsh region then ;)

TRF_Olyy
29-05-11, 11:38 AM
Correct - Quite a few teams wouldn't get back up on their grounds,
Sale (not sure why as they own Edgeley Park must be seat numbers or something), Bath, Wasps, Irish, Saracens
Possibly more as well (if EP isn't good enough I imagine Kingston Park isn't either, so Falcons as well)

TRF_Hulkster
29-05-11, 05:56 PM
Presume if Welsh ever came close to promotion, instead of playing like ****e in the semi's of the play offs then I did read somewhere that they would be allowed to expand Old Deer Park for it, if the council in the area agreed.

TRF_Olyy
29-05-11, 06:14 PM
I'd like to see Welsh do well and I think next season they've got a very good chance,
Leeds aren't going to be a force like Worcester were this season, so it's wide open for who'll come up to the Aviva
Pirates, Bedford and Welsh could all do it, and then Nottingham, Doncaster and even Bristol (if they get their act together) could challenge too
Will be a good season next season

TRF_Hulkster
29-05-11, 06:20 PM
Ye love to see Pirates / Welsh up in the Aviva.

On another note:

London Irish duo swap Sunbury for Old Deer Park (http://www.london-welsh.co.uk/rugby_newsroom_article.asp?id=605)

TRF_Hulkster
06-06-11, 09:46 AM
Lyn Jones appointed London Welsh coach

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/53259000/jpg/_53259172_lynjones_huw.jpg


Former Ospreys coach Lyn Jones has been appointed coach of London Welsh.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/welsh/13666046.stm

profitius
08-06-11, 04:17 PM
London Welsh, London Scottish and London Irish should combine and call themselves London Exiles. At least london Irish should because they're anything but Irish.

TRF_Hulkster
08-06-11, 04:52 PM
London Welsh, London Scottish and London Irish should combine and call themselves London Exiles. At least london Irish should because they're anything but Irish.

London Irish are nicknamed the Exiles ...

Nielsch
08-06-11, 05:36 PM
Presume if Welsh ever came close to promotion, instead of playing like ****e in the semi's of the play offs then I did read somewhere that they would be allowed to expand Old Deer Park for it, if the council in the area agreed.

What would it cost to buy Boleyn Ground? ;)

Cjmagu
28-06-11, 06:04 PM
London Irish are nicknamed the Exiles ...

aint they all nicknamed the exiles??

TRF_Hulkster
28-06-11, 07:19 PM
aint they all nicknamed the exiles??

I know that London Welsh are not known as that.