Elliot Daly, Christian Wade & Joe Launchbury Set To Leave Wasps
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Premiership giants Wasps are facing a mass exodus of their leading stars, with the entire squad hugely unhappy over ‘broken promises’ relating to late payments and new facilities, Sportsmail reports.
Some of their top names, including England internationals Elliot Daly, Joe Launchbury and Christian Wade are expected to leave when their contracts expire unless Wasps address their grievances
The players and staff are set to be furious over inadequate training facilities and the backlog in image-rights payments, which are thought to account for about 15 per cent of overall salaries.
Wasps having been using a very basic ‘temporary’ training base in Coventry for the last two years, with the club indicating it could be another two years before they finally get the ‘state-of-the-art’ HQ they were promised.
The club have portable cabins serving as offices in the car park. They share changing rooms with Broadstreet teams and use the clubhouse for lunch
‘It’s like eating in a pub every day we are training,’ said one player.
Image-rights payment apparently were not made to Wasps players for two years. That problem was addressed earlier this season but now it is understood payments are six months in arrears again.
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