Rugby club that lost 240-0 a 'victim of professional era'

South Leicester decided to drop out of the Midlands Premier Division in England after suffering a 240-0 defeat away to Bromsgrove.

Bromsgrove scored an incredible 36 tries, 30 of which were converted.

South Leicester, who had conceded more than 100 points in five of their previous six matches, withdrew from the division as a result.

According to The Times writer Owen Slot, 'South Leicester are not a bad club; more a cautionary tale, a victim of the professional era.'

He explained: 'Last season they were in National League Two North, which is effectively level four. They were relegated and lost a sponsor as a result; they then announced that they could no longer afford to pay their players and lost 30 of them overnight.

'South Leicester have just had an unimaginably torrid time and you feel for them and wish them luck in rebuilding.'