On Friday 23 December 2016, London Welsh Rugby Football Club Limited formally entered liquidation. A new company has been given a temporary licence by the RFU in order for the club to fulfil its next two fixtures.

This will allow additional time to satisfy criteria for a permanent replacement company to compete in the remainder of the 2016/17 Greene King IPA Championship season.

As a result of the company going into liquidation, London Welsh are automatically deducted 20-league points, in accordance with RFU Regulation 5.3.7.

London Welsh now have until January 16th 2017 to supply all the necessary information for the RFU Board to decide on whether the new company can continue to operate in the Greene King IPA Championship.

Note that this does not affect London Welsh Amateurs RFC (playing in Herts-Middlesex 1) which is a separately constituted club.