Exiles triumph – and now face the RFU


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London Welsh have done all they can on the field to win promotion to the Aviva Premiership, after beating Cornish Pirates over two legs to win the Championship.

They came into the second leg of the play-off final last night at Oxford's Kassam Stadium – their proposed Premiership home – with a 16-point advantage and won 29-20 with tries from Hudson Tonga'hui and Jack Moates. Now the Exiles must overcome the decision made by the Professional Game Board and approved by the Rugby Football Union to block their promotion.