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Wasps given place in 2023 Championship season

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have confirmed that Wasps have been given a place in next season's Championship.

But, having first rejected Worcester Warriors' application to participate on 16th  December, the RFU has also now confirmed that they will not take part.

This followed discussions with Warriors' new owners, the Atlas Group.

Following their departure from Coventry after going into administration, Wasps remain without a ground to play at.

A Wasps spokesperson said: "We remain in positive dialogue with the RFU and thank them for their continued support as we work to secure our future.

"Recent events have highlighted, more than ever, the importance of long-term sustainable investment.

"Our focus remains on stabilising the club financially and Wasps playing in the Championship next season."

It has been speculated that Wasps themselves will move to Sixways next season - and Atlas co-owner Jim O'Toole had advised that an announcement on that was expected on Monday.

But Wasps have also been linked with playing at Damson Park, the home of National League football side Solihull Moors, and that is still at the negotiating stage.

The RFU confirmed Wasps' place after receiving the necessary financial assurances from their owners, HALO22 Limited, led by Christopher Holland, who owns the club's Henley-in-Arden training ground and was a director with the previous Wasps regime.

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