Ugo Monye has hit out at English club rugby’s shambolic handling of its end of season.

Tomorrow’s semi-finals will take place despite clubs only having had three days to prepare due to the chaos caused by Premiership bosses allowing Covid-hit Sale extra time to try to play their final game.

The Rugby Football Union has launched an investigation and former England star Monye said: “There have been some fault lines right throughout.

“It is really important to show good leadership and good communication,” he told BBC 5 Live’s Rugby Union Weekly . “They are simple things that make a huge, huge difference.


“We’ve spoken for months about the importance of fans and how we desperately want them back in our stadiums and spending some money so our clubs don’t go under.

“But if they’re that important we also need to let them know what is going on. We can’t cherry pick our moments when they’re important.”