Gloucester set to Report the Sale Sharks
Aviva Premiership side Gloucester Rugby is set to file a report against their fellow Premiership side the Sale Sharks over their appointment of Bryan Redpath, who resigned from a coaching role at Gloucester in April, as their new Director of Rugby.
As soon as Redpath had resigned from his position as head coach at Kingshlom, he was linked with a return to The Sharks, where he had been a player as well and at that time, the Gloucester board had made it clear that if it was revealed that Redpath had resigned due to any approach by the Sale Sharks, they will take legal steps against both the parties and it seems that they will be living up to their threat.
Nigel Davies will, however, replace Redpath at Kingsholm after a compensation package was agreed between his current employers the Scarlets of Wales and Gloucester Rugby and his appointment will be announced very soon. The Chairman of Gloucester Ryan Walkinshaw had held a meeting with the rest of the board regarding the matter and many supporters groups of the club has also urged them to take legal steps against the Sale Sharks who clinched the last English spot in the Heineken Cup.
According to Walkinshaw, as far as the club are concerned, the Sale Sharks had made an illegal approach for their head coach Bryan Redpath without prior permission of the club and although the club hasn’t managed to find any evidences of it yet, it is not a matter that can be overlooked and insisted that the Premiership Rugby should investigate the whole thing.
It is not clear what Gloucester Rugby would demand from the Sale Sharks if the charges are proved but many are of the opinion that The Cherry Whites are looking for a handsome compensation from their rivals.