English rugby want a Ryder Cup-style tournament introduced
With tee-off to golf’s Ryder Cup a little over two weeks away, English clubs are reportedly keen to launch rugby’s equivalent of the biennial showpiece between Europe and the United States.
But instead of two continents colliding every two years, the Guardian are reporting plans for an annual showdown between the best clubs and provinces in the European game against their southern hemisphere counterparts.
They have reportedly been discussing them this week in their meetings.
It’s reported the games could be played in June and staged from a Friday to Sunday involving the best sides from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales against the cream of the Super Rugby game.
It’s thought just to be one of two ideas on the table among the Gallagher Premiership clubs after stakeholders met this week to rebuff a takeover offer from private equity firm CVC Capital Partners.