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How the PRO14 league has sold its soul to vampires who will bleed it to death

Neil Francis


 

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Southern discomfort: The decision to take the Pro14 to South Africa has done little to enhance an already flawed competition

Southern discomfort: The decision to take the Pro14 to South Africa has done little to enhance an already flawed competition

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Southern discomfort: The decision to take the Pro14 to South Africa has done little to enhance an already flawed competition

A deck of cards is always a good medium for an analogy. There are a goodly amount of relationships struggling under the lockdown. Most relationships are like a deck of cards - you start with a heart, move on to a diamond, eventually a club and ultimately a spade.

This one is about the house of cards coming down around us.

Last week we were informed that CVC Capital Partners had taken a 28 per cent share of Pro14 Rugby from Celtic Rugby DAC.