Sporting Digest: Rugby Union

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Richmond, the Allied Dunbar Premiership One club, have gone into administration in an attempt to secure their long-term future. The club have recorded losses of around pounds 1.5m this year despite their owner Ashley Levett ploughing in almost pounds 6m since taking over three years ago. Levett is to reduce his stake in the club to 25 per cent. Tony Dorman, the Richmond president, said: "We have concluded that an administration order provides the best opportunity to maximise the returns to creditors and to secure the long- term future of the club."

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