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When winning isn’t enough: how London Welsh kicked the RFU’s Minimum Standards Criteria into touch

When winning isn’t enough: how London Welsh kicked the RFU’s Minimum Standards Criteria into touch
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 By Tomas McGarvey

As the sound of champagne corks popping slowly fades at Old Deer Park, London Welsh Rugby Football Club (also known as 'the exiles') can finally put an end to their legal nightmare and look forward to Aviva Premiership rugby in the coming season.

The position used to be a simple one; if you finish top of the league you got promoted. From the moment London Welsh looked destined for the play-offs rumours began to surface as to their eligibility to join the elite of English rugby should they gain promotion.

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Tomas McGarvey

Tomas McGarvey

Tomas is a barrister and tenant at 7 Bell Yard Chambers in Temple, London. His practice covers all aspects of Crime (including private driving matters), Family and Prison Law. He also provides advice in relation to sports law and regulatory matters. Tomas is a keen sportsman with a particular interest in Rugby. He is a QPR, Ulster and Ireland fan and can often be found on the golf course (searching for his ball).

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