Director of Rugby Stuart Hooper addressed the changes made to the 2019/20 squad whilst also thanking those who leave the Blue, Black and Whites for their time at the Club.
He said: “I think it is really difficult for them to leave in these circumstances. There is that last game at the Rec, an opportunity to say thank you to the fans, the opportunity to put on the jersey one last time and the opportunity for your family to be there. That has been taken away for all of those guys, so I do feel for them. Evidently that is where we are, and it is a situation beyond all of our control.”
“Those leaving the squad is an inevitable part of professional sport and with that new players come into the side as we look to develop our playing group for the now and for the future. We will make the best effort possible to say thank you and goodbye to those leaving in the right way.”