Irish rugby to take huge hit from Heineken Cup chaos

The decision byFrance’s Ligue Nationale de Rugby last Thursday to boycott the European club competitions next season will have huge ramifications for Irish clubs, as the Heineken Cup looks likely to be abandoned altogether for next season.

7th April, 2007

The decision byFrance’s Ligue Nationale de Rugby last Thursday to boycott the European club competitions next season will have huge ramifications for Irish clubs, as the Heineken Cup looks likely to be abandoned altogether for next season.

The decision by the French clubs effectively ensured the withdrawal of the English sides, which Premier Rugby confirmed just hours later.

The 12 Guinness Premiership teams agreed last Tuesday to pull out of the Heineken and...

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