| LONDON, June 23
LONDON, June 23 London Welsh Rugby Football Club
have entered administration after announcing on Tuesday that
they have sufficient funds to operate for one more month only.
"London Welsh is within striking distance of the elite level
of English rugby but I am unable to continue being the principal
investor of the club," Kelvin Byron, Chairman of London Welsh,
said in a statement.
The English National Division One side's past players
include seven of the only British and Irish Lions side to beat
New Zealand in 1971.
Among them were fullback JPR Williams, captain and centre
John Dawes, right wing Gerald Davies, number eight Mervyn Davies
and flanker John Taylor who were all great players in one of
Welsh rugby's golden eras.
The club, which recently turned professional, said it was
hoping to generate additional investment in the region of 1.5
million pounds ($2.47 million) a season in order to continue its
three-year plan to reach the Premiership.
(Editing by John Mehaffey; To query or comment on this story