IRB CEO Brett Gosper discusses European competition and RWC 2015

first_imgThursday Sep 19, 2013 IRB CEO Brett Gosper discusses European competition and RWC 2015 With Rugby World Cup 2015 kickoff just two years away, International Rugby Board CEO Brett Gosper shares his thoughts on the state of European club rugby, the positives the RWC will bring, and discusses the new scrum protocols.  Gosper admitted that the current issues could prove distracting in the lead up to the World Cup, but he has said that the IRB will support discussions in whatever way they can, but will not intervene.Earlier today the IRB released a statement backing up what he has said, saying that it is in the best interests of the development of European Rugby to have a strong pan-European competition.“The International Rugby Board (IRB) strongly encourages and supports ongoing stakeholder dialogue in order to reach an agreement,” the statement read. “To clarify the global competition procedure, under IRB Regulations all cross-border club competitions require Union approval in the first instance and, if reached, ultimately the approval of the IRB Council. “We naturally support our Unions in their attempts to grow a thriving, genuinely cross-European competition. All hypothetical scenarios remain just that with discussions ongoing and it would not be appropriate to pre-empt the view of Council, should approval be required.”You can also get another perspective on the club rugby crisis via an interesting discussion with RTE’s pundits and players Conor O’Shea, Shane Horgan and Donal Lenihan – Heineken Cup debate– Interview via @RugbymediaADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more