The talking continues over European future
February 13, 2014
European club and regional rugby representatives have held a "positive meeting" in Paris with the Six Nations' unions about creating a new European Cup. But once again talks ended without any resolution despite the ever-present bullish statements from those involved.
The public utterances were all of a similar tone. The official statement said the get together was "constructive and progress was made, with all parties working towards a European competition".
The Welsh Rugby Union, under increasing pressure as it is faced with a breakaway by its four regions if a solution is not found, referred to "cautious optimism … towards agreement".
The BBC reported Wales' regions were encouraged by the signs from the meeting "but frustrated at the route taken to get there".
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