HORSHAM RUFC could be stripped of the Sussex Vase.
The Horsham Lions, the club’s second string, won the Vase on home soil in a an emphatic final against Hove Volunteers in March, the Green and Whites ran out 27-7 winners. But following a complaint from Hove RUFC, the Sussex RFU has confirmed it is looking into a claim of ineligible players.
Hove have already proclaimed they have been awarded the trophy on the basis of the governing body’s findings, although competitions committee secretary Ken Nichols has stressed no decision has been taken.
He said: “The competitions committee is in talks with both parties.”