The London Welsh Rugby Football Club Board met this morning, and it was confirmed they will be appealing against the RFU ruling that London Welsh have failed the Minimum Standards Criteria and therefore cannot be promoted to the Premiership.
"We shall be lodging an appeal in the very near future and in parallel we are pursuing all other available opportunities to make sure we can take our rightful and deserved place in the Aviva Premiership," said Bleddyn Phillips, the club chairman.
Welsh won the Championship title last night with a 66-41 aggregate victory over Cornish Pirates.
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.