Welsh clubs support breakaway Euro competition

Welsh clubs confirm support for breakaway Euro competition to replace Heineken Cup

Welsh clubs support breakaway Euro competition

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) -- The future of the Heineken Cup has been placed in further jeopardy after Wales' four regional teams pledged their "full support" for a breakaway competition led by top-flight clubs from England and France.

Regional Rugby Wales, which represents Cardiff Blues, the Ospreys, Scarlets and Newport Gwent Dragons, released a statement on Tuesday saying "it is now clear that there are a number of significant advantages" to the proposed replacement for the Heineken Cup, the Rugby Champions Cup.

English and French clubs have pressed ahead with plans for a new continental competition after seeing talks repeatedly break down over a revamp of the structure of the Heineken Cup, Europe's current top-tier club tournament.

The current deal for the Heineken Cup expires at the end of this season.

Updated : 2021-02-26 17:09 GMT+08:00