WRU upbeat after ‘positive’ Euro meeting

The future of top-level European rugby competition finally took a tentative step towards a resolution after a “positive and constructive” meeting in Paris yesterday.

Welsh rugby bosses are now confident of finding a solution to the long-running conflict after a meeting in France, chaired by the Six Nations committee. Representatives from all six unions and club bodies met, as efforts to form a top-level European competition for next season intensify.

The aim is to form a competition that could potentially replace the Heineken Cup, run by European Rugby Cup (ERC). General signs suggest the Six Nations committee could now be backed by all parties to continue setting up the new competition.

The position of ERC remains unclear, but the WRU’s reaction to yesterday’s meeting represents the most positive development in months.

“The WRU continues to remain confident... The cautious optimism is based on a detailed structure of actions to be pursued immediately.”


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