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English rugby clubs shock bid to join the Guinness PRO14

England’s second tier clubs are exploring the shock prospect of joining the Guinness PRO14, reports Wales Online.

The dramatic move comes as multi-millionaire owned Championship clubs consider their next move amid reports they will be denied entry to the Gallagher Premiership.



Ealing Trailfinders benefactor Mike Gooley, who has already pumped £25m into the club, has revealed he is ready to take the dramatic action.

England’s top-flight could become ring-fenced and a closed shop, with money ploughed in and relegation from and promotion to disbanded.

That has prompted the likes of mega-rich Ealing, who are second in the table behind London Irish and hope to go up, examining the possibility of joining Welsh, Irish, Italian, Scottish and South African sides in the PRO14.

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