London Welsh release "name change" statement

London Welsh have released a statement to quash rumours of a name change.

It read: "London Welsh RFC would like to respond to recent reports in the media that the club is considering a change of name by categorically stating that it has no plans to make any such change.

"London Welsh has made a commitment to Oxfordshire by continuing to play its home games at the Kassam Stadium and moving its off the field administration to Oxford, but efforts to integrate the club into Oxfordshire do not extend to a change of name.

"The name of London Welsh RFC is one of the most recognisable in world club rugby and the club and has been in existence since 1885.

"The club is extremely disappointed by the inaccurate reporting in some sections of the media stemming from a recent interview given by London Welsh chairman Bleddyn Phillips, despite the subject of a name change being unequivocally ruled out in said interview.

"London Welsh hopes this statement will allay any concerns among its supporters, and that the focus can return to Sunday’s top of the table Greene King IPA Championship fixture with Bristol at the Kasaam, as the club looks to maintain its 100 per cent start to the season."

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