Are Wasps rugby in trouble?

Revenues at Wasps, the rugby club owned by Derek Richardson, the Irish businessman, have plunged due to closures and business interruptions during the pandemic, new financial filings show.

What rugby team are the wasps?

Wasps Rugby Football Club is a professional rugby union team based in Coventry, England. They play in Premiership Rugby, England’s top division of rugby. Founded in 1867 as Wasps Football Club, now a distinct amateur club, they were originally based in west London, but relocated to Coventry in December 2014.

What does Wasps stand for in rugby?

In 1867, the men’s first team was derived from Wasps Football Club with playing grounds at Eton and Middlesex Tavern in North London. The club’s name was in keeping with the fashion of the Victorian period when it was normal for clubs to adopt the names of insects, birds or animals – it has no other significance.

Which players are leaving Wasps rugby?

Wasps can confirm that Jimmy Gopperth and Malakai Fekitoa will be leaving the Club at the end of the current season. Wasps Men’s Head Coach, Lee Blackett, said: “We would like to say a big thank you to Jimmy and Malakai for all their efforts during their time at the Club.

Are Wasps in debt?

The club’s total debt is now £60.5 million according to accounts released last month for the financial year which ended in June 2021. In addition to the bond, £18.3 million of debt belongs to owner Derek Richardson while Wasps have also taken on £6.8 million of ‘other loans’ during their most recent trading year.

Who owns Wasps rugby club?

Wasps rugby club is owned by Irish insurance magnate Derek Richardson, who bought a majority shareholding in 2012. Richardson moved the club to its new home stadium, the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Previous owners include New Zealander David Thorne, financier Steve Hayes, and music mogul Chris Wright.

Why are they called wasps?

Anglo-Saxon refers to people of British ancestry, but “WASP” is sometimes used more broadly by sociologists and others to include all Protestant Americans of Northern European or Northwestern European ancestry.

Who is scrum half for wasps?

Wasps signed scrum-half Sam Wolstenholme from Yorkshire Carnegie in the summer of 2019.

Where are Wasps rugby based?

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Do Wasps own the Ricoh Arena?

Wasps have today announced that it has completed the acquisition of a 100% shareholding of Arena Coventry Limited, the company that owns the Ricoh Arena, having acquired a 50% shareholding from the Alan Edward Higgs Charity.

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When are Wasps playing sale and Leicester?

Wasps face the same opponents Sale in the final home game of the season on Saturday 21 May before travelling to rivals Leicester Tigers on the last day of the regular season on Saturday 4 June. TV broadcast selections have been made for the first seven rounds of Gallagher Premiership matches.

Where are Wasps playing on Boxing Day and New Year’s day?

Wasps host London Irish at Coventry Building Society Arena on Boxing Day and travel to AJ Bell Stadium to play Sale Sharks on New Year’s Day

When do wasps play in the Gallagher Premiership in 2021/22?

Wasps will kick off their 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership campaign this September by hosting Bristol Bears at Coventry Building Society Arena on Saturday 25 September (kick-off 3pm). Wasps host London Irish at Coventry Building Society Arena on Boxing Day and travel to AJ Bell Stadium to play Sale Sharks on New Year’s Day

When is wasps’ pre-season friendly against Dragons?

With Wasps getting a bye week in round one of the Premiership, the Club have decided to move our pre-season friendly against Dragons from Friday 10 September to Sunday 12 September (kick-off 2pm). Lee Blackett’s team will start the campaign by facing Coventry Rugby in a friendly at the Butts Park Arena on Saturday 4 September at 3pm.