Blues won’t follow London Welsh policy

Geoff Irvine, the chairman of the Rugby Football Union Championship club the Bedford Blues, has ruled out following the same financial strategy that the London Welsh took to win a place in the Aviva Premiership last season.

The Exiles moved to the Kassam Stadium in Oxford from their former home at Deer Park after they won the RFU Championship play-off finals last season and this move cost them over £ 4 million in two seasons.