Loose Pass

Date published: January 13 2015

Welcome to Loose Pass. This week we will mostly be concerning ourselves with the uneven playing fields, sell-by dates, wayward playmakers and a deserved award.

Time for a level playing field

Another week, another embarrassing result – not just for London Welsh but also Premiership Rugby.

The Exiles’ 38-7 drubbing at the hands of Newcastle was their 13th straight defeat of the campaign and was not only another body blow to their hopes of avoiding relegation but also to Premiership Rugby’s credibility.

The calls for a reform of a funding system that rewards established clubs with a reported