London Welsh Winding-up order dismissed

  • A winding up order issued against Championship strugglers London Welsh has been dismissed
  • HMRC had asked for the Exiles to be wound-up at hearings in the Bankruptcy & Companies Court in London
  • Register Nicholas Briggs dismissed the case on Monday
A judge has dismissed an application by the taxman to wind up London Welsh after being told the debt-ridden club had gone into liquidation.

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs had applied for the Exiles to be wound up because of an unpaid tax bill of more than £90,000.

But registrar Nicholas Briggs dismissed the case on Monday after learning that Welsh entered voluntary liquidation last month.


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In the 1960s and 1970s, internationals including John Dawes, JPR Williams, Gerald Davies, John Taylor and Mervyn Davies featured in line-ups during a golden age.

The club is now in rugby’s second tier, the Championship.



The Rugby Paper reported on Sunday that a consortium of Kiwi businessman that includes All Black legends Ali Williams and Dan Carter are set to step in to save the club in the coming weeks.

Both stars are playing in France with Racing 92, where they won the Top 14 last season.

A source revealed: “Ali wants to get involved with a club where he can add some value.


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“He and Dan are both likely to be used to attract players to the club.”

The club are second bottom of the table, having been deducted 20 points.

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