A petition urging the Rugby Football Union to reconsider its decision to leave Lichfield Ladies out of the new top women's competition has attracted more than 5000 signatures.
The club is currently second in the Premiership - but the RFU say certain criteria and standards had to be met to be included in the new Super League competition.
- Hear from Lichfield players about the decision.
There's been outcry from rugby fans after Lichfield Ladies, one of the most established women's sides in English rugby, were left out of the new top flight women's competition.
The Super Rugby tournament begins next season - but Lichfield are the only current Premiership side to be left out, despite sitting second in the league and producing some of our biggest England stars. Today, a petition urging the RFU to re-consider hit five thousand signatures. The team say the news has been a huge shock for players.
- Here from Lichfield Director of rugby Becky Williams below.
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