How IRFU can hold on to our homegrown superstars

How IRFU can hold on to our homegrown superstars

We must address the growing crisis in rugby now before we start haemorrhaging world-class players like South Africa and others have done

The Peter O’Mahony contract renewal row is a perfect example of the developing crisis threatening Irish rugby. If we don’t find a way to solve it or attempt to mitigate its threat, we could be looking at the type of top-player haemorrhage that New Zealand, Australia and in particular South Africa have already suffered. With the huge sums of money that some clubs, especially in England and France, can pay players, not to mention the growing realisation that the rugby injury crisis now threatens to dramatically shorten careers, these days the players and their agents are increasingly busy.

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