Worcester’s hopes of resurrection at elite level at risk due to RFU demands

Worcester’s hopes of resurrecting as an elite level club have been plunged into danger with their prospective new owners braced for the Rugby Football Union to refuse entry into next season’s Championship due to demands which “raise the spectre of shadow dictatorship”. The consortium – led by the chief executive Jim O’Toole – has taken […]

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Oli McBurnie cleared of stamping on pitch-invading Nottingham Forest fan

The Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie has been cleared of stamping on a pitch-invading fan after claiming he hopped over him to protect his injured foot. The 26-year-old Scotland international was acquitted of assaulting Nottingham Forest supporter George Brinkley, after the player’s barrister said McBurnie had been “like a ballerina” in avoiding contact. Prosecutors had […]

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