THERE are ongoing talks between Gallagher Premiership clubs over the league being reduced to 10 teams following the financial collapses at both Worcester Warriors and Wasps.

It has been mentioned for a while now that top-flight rugby in England needs to be looked at and adapted to avoid situations such as Wasps and Warriors happening again.

It seems the majority of teams in the Premiership would back the decision to drop from the current 11 to 10-team division, according to Leicester Tigers Chief Executive Andrea Pinchin.

He told BBC Sport: "All the CEO's of the Premiership clubs are on a WhatsApp group. Everyone just says what they think.

"Everyone is like 'yeah, we agree that 10 is the way to go, as long as it's not me'.

"How that will work when we are sitting at 11 teams, I don't know?

"There is no hidden agenda. They want what is right for the sport."

With Worcester and wasps already gone from the league, going down to 10 would still mean that one clubs looks set to be dumped.

The other major change to the league would also be to keep the current salary cap at £5 million, instead of going up to the £6.4 million.

What this means for the Championship is another issue.

As it stands, this season, one team will be promoted from the second-tier into the Premiership and one will be relegated from the top-flight.

It is still yet to be confirmed as to whether Worcester and/or Wasps will be allowed to compete in the Championship in the 2023/24 campaign. The deadline was supposed to be in December, but the RFU said they would be flexible on that date.