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Is IRFU's David Nucifora facing a flight of players from Ireland?

Nucifora has sweeping suite of powers to re-create the union

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

31st January, 2016
David Nucifora Picture: Getty

Some time ago, a young Irish rugby player and his agent were in the midst of contract negotiations with the player’s province.

The negotiations were over a standard development contract – that is, a contract designed to help develop young players, with various small, in-built bonuses and incentives for the player linked to various performance milestones.

The identities of the player, agent or province don’t matter. What matters is that the contract, even...

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