RFU Board Should Be Replaced

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We, the undersigned supporters of rugby union throughout England do hereby charge the Governing Board of the Rugby Football Union with the wilful neglect of our sport at all levels other than the National Teams and Premiership league.

Specifically, the Governing Board has;
Failed to properly promote the sport at anything other than the National Teams and Premiership league levels
Failed to secure appropriate and widespread television broadcasting rights agreements for the Championship and National leagues
Failed to introduce a cup competition that would involve rugby at many levels and generate wider interest
Failed to defend the spirit of sportsmanship by safeguarding the basic principles of promotion and relegation according to merit on the pitch.

The recent action of the Rugby Football Union Governing Board in reducing the level of financial investment in the Championship in the face of such failings constitutes gross misconduct, an abuse of position and such a betrayal of trust that we now demand the immediate resignation of all members of the Governing Board.

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