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SirHenry 20 May 2020 18:45 pm said..

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DieTrying 22 May 2020 10:14 am said..

CVC pay £120M for a 28% stake in PRO14. Official.
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Lurker 22 May 2020 10:43 am said..

UK league here we come!!
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Chalker 22 May 2020 11:07 am said..

I would prefer a British Isles League Lurker. The problem is we would be in the second division to start with, but just think of the promotion party.
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SonofPricey 22 May 2020 11:28 am said..

Following the inevitable financial turmoil that will follow Covid-19, I expect a UK league (maybe split between two conferences) to be sorted relatively quickly.

My idea would be:

Each conference will have 2 Irish teams; one Scottish; two welsh and 7 English teams. (Adding Saracens and A.N Other side that can prove they are financially stable) playoffs between top 4 of each conference; with a grand final that rotates between Twickenham, Aviva, Murrayfield and Cardiff.

If you wanted to add HC and Challenge Cup then top 6 of each conference automatically qualify for HC; joined by 6 from France; the top Italian side and a playoff between two 7th placed UK teams.
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colinboag 22 May 2020 12:11 pm said..

I can't wait...NOT!
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SonofPricey 22 May 2020 12:43 pm said..

colinboag wrote:I can't wait...NOT!


I am aware that it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but after this is all over it may end up being the only way to continue professional club rugby in a competitive and stable way.
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tigerchef 22 May 2020 13:16 pm said..

Pro14 Rugby Returns 21/22 August at the Avviva stadium behind closed doors.
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MrGlawsRocker 22 May 2020 13:41 pm said..

British Isles league would be great, just the thing that would shake up elite rugby and give it a fresh look.
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Legendoft'Autostrada 22 May 2020 13:42 pm said..

I think the UK and Irish league in two conferences, as described by SonofPricey, might be the better solution. No club, province or franchise loses status by playing in a second division. Play-offs then to decide the overall champion.
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