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Ruaidhri O'Connor

European Super League would be perfect for Irish rugby but too many barriers stand in the way

Ruaidhri O'Connor


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I'd say the Irish provinces would love to take on the likes of Toulouse regularly in a rugby version of the breakaway European Super League.

I'd say the Irish provinces would love to take on the likes of Toulouse regularly in a rugby version of the breakaway European Super League.

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I'd say the Irish provinces would love to take on the likes of Toulouse regularly in a rugby version of the breakaway European Super League.

As European football’s elite tears itself apart in this moment of existential crisis, Irish rugby faces a rather unappealing vista of an ill-conceived competition against the same old faces.

A Super League featuring the best clubs in Europe securing blue-chip television deals and guaranteed big games against top-quality opposition week in, week out?


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