STATEMENT: Premiership club announces huge losses - Ruck

STATEMENT: Premiership club announces huge losses

Bristol Rugby Club Limited made a pre-tax loss of £5m for the 2022/23 financial year.

The results for the year ending June 30th, 2023, compared to a pre-tax loss of £3.3m for the 2021/22 financial year and reflect an extended 13-month financial year along with the challenges faced by the Club and the wider Premiership during the year.

Despite revenue pressures with the rescheduling of fixtures and cancellation of two home games during the season, the Club delivered record Turnover of £14.9m. 

The sell out South Africa exhibition fixture was a notable success.

Group CEO, Gavin Marshall, said: “Although we are pleased with the record turnover, recording such a significant loss again this year demonstrates that there is a lot of work left to do.

“The financial support provided by the Lansdown family is significant and we are extremely thankful for their ownership, particularly at a time of continued losses and economic uncertainty.”

Why Owen Farrell and England teammate fell out and didn’t speak

Owen Farrell, the English fly-half, has gained a reputation for boldly voicing his viewpoints, particularly when directed at individuals he harbors adverse feelings for.

#1. Dave Attwood

Former England lock Attwood has opened up on the latest RugbyPass Offload about his ongoing rivalry with Owen Farrell.

He revealed: “On the pitch, I struggle a lot with Owen Farrell. We just don’t see eye to eye on a lot of things,

“He hates me with a passion. Despite my earthy roots, he thinks I am a posh c***. He hates that. I bagged rugby league once jovially. I was saying it to take the piss kind of thing, ‘a bloody sport for the peasants’. He f**kin’ hated it.

” I was saying it to take the piss kind of thing, ‘a bloody sport for the peasants’. He f**kin’ hated it and out in Italy or maybe France he fully lost the plot. He had a bit of a shout at me and went off to the toilet and I followed him.

“We all had a drink or two after the game but we didn’t need to get carried away with this. I was in the urinal behind the door and he was three or four down and as I got in his dad walked in as well, he was coaching at the time. He was, ‘I don’t want to fuckin’ hear it’ or something like that and as he walked out he went to open the door and slam it into the back of me. There was like a stop on the floor so it hit the stop and almost clocked him back…

“We never really addressed it after that. 

“So whenever we play each other there is always some element in the game where one of us is running at the other one or we are trying to bang each other. There always seems to be an element of that to it. I am sure he is like, I don’t even know that Dave is playing.”

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Dave Attwood facts:

He made 157 appearances in Blue, Black and White over an eight-year period during his first spell at Bath before returning in 2022

His debut came against Newcastle Falcons at the beginning of the 2011/12 season after arriving from Gloucester, scoring four tries in his first campaign

The lock quickly established himself as a key player in the Bath pack and excelled at international level too, with 22 of his 24 England caps coming whilst at the Re

The former England international has also played for Bristol (twice), Gloucester and Toulon during his established career

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