Rugby World Cup: England will have to deal with a problem after the competition

England is smiling again thanks to this World Cup. The XV de la Rose won its first two matches in a very gloomy period for English rugby. And this should not get better at the end of the competition since a huge wave of players is preparing to leave the Kingdom, in particular to join the Top 14.

We weren’t expecting her anymore but she’s back! In crisis before starting your World, England followed up with a second victory in a row on Sunday by knocking down the Japan (34-12). The XV of the Rose is doing better and allows in some way to eclipse the problems facing the Premiership. Indeed, since Covid, three big clubs in the English first division, namely the Wasps, Worcester and the London Irish, were placed in compulsory liquidation following major financial problems. Several players from the selection have therefore left the championship and the exodus should continue once the world Cup finished.

Stars on the way out

This Monday, the Midi-Olympic takes stock of the situation of XV of the Rose the day after his victory over the Japan. And the latest news is not good for English rugby. According to their information, Kyle Sinckler, Will Stuart, Lewis Ludlam, Alex Mitchell et Elliot Daly would be about to leave the Premiership in 2024 to rally the Top 14. The first two would be of interest Bordeaux-Bègles, Castres, Clermont et Toulon according to Midi-Olympic. Lewis Ludlam could for its part rebound to Castres, Toulon or to Racing 92. The potential destinations ofAlex Mitchell and D’Elliot Daly are not yet known but the clubs of Top 14 should jump at the chance. Sixty to eighty other players are also expected to leave the Premiership for France next June. A disaster for English rugby because as a reminder, except in exceptional circumstances, the rule prohibits an English player playing abroad from being selected.

“Do what is best for you”

Last May, the captain of the XV of the Rose, Courtney Lawes, had also encouraged his compatriots to do the same. “ I completely understand that, if the offers are much better in another country or in another team, you have to make this choice. It’s a limited career and it’s important to think about yourself, because when it stops, the money will stop too. “Do what is best for you” would be my advice for young guys », declared the player of Northampton. It was heard…

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