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Rugby body opposes breakaway

LOGGERHEADS:The International Rugby Board said it was not going to sanction an Anglo-French tournament, but the clubs insisted they are quitting the European Cup


“This is a negotiation where parties are seeking to get more than they had in the past. It’s a normal process. This is a young professional sport. The international game is growing, the club game is growing. Both sides have to accept the perspective of the other in order to reach some common ground,” he added.

“No one likes these sorts of disputes to play out publicly, but then again they’re the symptom of a very healthy growing sport and a sport that everyone’s interested in,” Gosper said.

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