Friday January 17, 2020

Tradition vs modernity in Marseilles today

Ireland produces its own players, French clubs are buying in talent. The odds are stacked against Leinster

22nd April, 2015
Leinster's Jamie Heaslip in the European Rugby Champions Cup quarter-final. Picture: INPHO

There will be a titanic struggle on a rugby pitch in Marseille this afternoon that may well prove to be iconic in rugby football in the long run.

More is at stake than just the outcome of the 2015 European Championship. It’s not just that Toulon - now seeking a third European Cup in three years and currently the best club side in the world - are facing Leinster, previously the Kings of Europe. Between...

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