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    French to boycott HC

    http://www.lnr.fr/Client/Menus.asp?C...p;CSR=16385&am p;CSSR=16451&Cle=89420

    La LNR . Communiqués de presse

    La France boycottera la Coupe d'Europe!

    Communiqué de presse de la Ligue Nationale de Rugby

    16/1/2007
    par LNR


    Coupes d’Europe
    Décision du Comité Directeur de la Ligue Nationale de Rugby


    Paris, mardi 16 janvier 2007



    Les « Accords de Paris » conclus en 1999, fixant l’organisation des Coupes d’Europe et de l’ERC pour 8 saisons, s’achèvent à la fin de la saison 2006/2007.

    Dès le mois de novembre 2005 la LNR a, conjointement avec la ligue anglaise Premier Rugby, pris l’initiative de solliciter le déclenchement des négociations en vue de la conclusion d’un nouvel accord pour les futures saisons.

    Les propositions de la LNR et de Premier Rugby présentées dès la première réunion en janvier 2006 reposaient sur une plus grande implication des ligues professionnelles dans l’organisation des Coupes d’Europe et son managment, notamment à travers la participation des ligues à l’actionnariat de l’ERC, leurs droits de vote et l’organisation des commissions de l’ERC.

    Après plusieurs mois de discussions, ces principes avaient été acceptés y compris par la fédération anglaise (RFU). Celle-ci invoque aujourd’hui l’absence d’accord entre elle et Premier Rugby, remettant en cause les négociations qui étaient intervenues.

    Depuis cette date, les discussions sont bloquées du fait des divergences internes à l’Angleterre, qui sont rattachées à une renégociation globale de l’accord particulier liant la RFU et Premier Rugby qui dépasse le seul cadre des Coupes d’Europe.

    Par ailleurs, au vu des positions tenues lors des dernières réunions, ce blocage soulève plus largement une incertitude majeure sur les conditions dans lesquelles l’Angleterre sera représentée en Coupes d’Europe dans le futur, et donc sur la place des structures de clubs dans le rugby professionnel européen.

    La dernière réunion du 10 janvier, à laquelle les représentants de la LNR ne participaient pas, n’a fait que confirmer la situation de blocage.

    Devant la gravité et l’urgence de la situation, la LNR a consulté l’ensemble des présidents du TOP 14 qui ont unanimement indiqué que les conditions n’étaient pas réunies pour que la LNR s’engage dans un nouvel accord pluri-annuel sur les Coupes d’Europe et de ce fait que les clubs français n’y participeraient pas la saison prochaine.

    Le Comité Directeur a donc été réuni en urgence mardi 16 janvier pour examiner cette situation.

    Prenant acte de la position unanime des clubs de TOP 14 et considérant que la LNR se doit de relayer cette position collective, le Comité Directeur a considéré :

    - que les conditions fixées par les ligues françaises et anglaises pour la conclusion d’un nouvel accord relatif à l’organisation des Coupes d’Europe pour les futures saisons (et en premier lieu la participation des ligues à l’actionnariat de l’ERC) ne sont pas réunies.

    - que la LNR et les clubs français n’ont à ce jour aucune garantie sur les conditions de représentation de l’Angleterre dans les Coupes d’Europe à moyen terme, et donc sur la
    Rugby: it\'s not the winning, it\'s the taking apart

    #2
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/6269979.stm

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    has again been plunged into crisis after French clubs issued a statement saying
    they would boycott next year's competition.

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    The clubs in France's Top 14 league are concerned at the impact of the
    European competition on their domestic schedule.
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    The French season is under pressure because of the 2007 World Cup and clubs
    are keen to free up several weekends.
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    "French clubs will not be participating in next season's tournament," said a
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    Rugby: it\'s not the winning, it\'s the taking apart

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      #3
      Seemingly Serge Blanco says the French Championship will be dead by 2009 if they do nothing about it.He is looking for more money the Bol**x.
      I distrust Camels and anybody else that go for 7 days without a drink

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        #4
        <DIV style="PADDING-RIGHT: 10px; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 10px; PADDING-TOP: 10px">The LNR. </DIV>
        <DIV style="PADDING-RIGHT: 10px; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 10px; PADDING-TOP: 10px">Press releases France will boycott the European Cup! </DIV>
        <DIV style="PADDING-RIGHT: 10px; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 10px; PADDING-TOP: 10px">Press release of the National League of Rugby 16/1/2007 by LNR Cuts of Europe Decision of the Management Committee of the National League of Rugby Paris, Tuesday January 16, 2007 The "Agreements of Paris" concluded in 1999, fixing the organization of the European Cup and the ERC for 8 seasons, are completed at the end of season 2006/2007. </DIV>
        <DIV style="PADDING-RIGHT: 10px; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 10px; PADDING-TOP: 10px">As of November 2005 the LNR has, jointly with the English league Premier Rugby, taken the initiative to request the release of the negotiations for the concluding of a new agreement for the future seasons. The proposals of the LNR and a First Rugby presented as of the first meeting in January 2006 rested on a greater implication of the professional leagues in the organization of the European Cup and its managment, in particular through the participation of the leagues in the shareholding of the ERC, their voting rights and the organization of the commissions of the ERC. </DIV>
        <DIV style="PADDING-RIGHT: 10px; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 10px; PADDING-TOP: 10px">After several months of discussions, these principles had been accepted including by the English federation (RFU). This one calls upon today the absence of agreement between it and the Premier Rugby, calling into question the negotiations which had intervened. Since this date, the discussions are blocked because of the internal divergences in England, which are attached to a total renegotiation of the particular agreement binding the RFU and the First Rugby which exceeds the only framework of the European Cup. </DIV>
        <DIV style="PADDING-RIGHT: 10px; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 10px; PADDING-TOP: 10px">In addition, within sight of the positions held during the last meetings, this blocking more largely raises a major uncertainty on the conditions under which England will be represented out of European Cup in the future, and thus on the place of the structures of clubs in European professional Rugby. The last meeting on January 10, in which the representatives of the LNR did not take part, did nothing but confirm the situation of blocking. In front of the gravity and the urgency of the situation, the LNR consulted the whole of the presidents of the SIGNAL 14 who unanimously indicated that the conditions were not met so that the LNR engages in a new agreement for more than one year on the European Cup and this fact that the French clubs would not take part the next season in it. </DIV>
        <DIV style="PADDING-RIGHT: 10px; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 10px; PADDING-TOP: 10px">The Management Committee was thus joined together in urgency Tuesday January 16 to examine this situation. Taking note of the unanimous position of the clubs of SIGNAL 14 and considering that the LNR must relay this collective position, the Management Committee considered: - that conditions fixed by the leagues French and English for the concluding of a new agreement on the organization of the European Cup for the future seasons (and initially the participation of the leagues in the shareholding of the ERC) are not joined together. - that the LNR and the French clubs to date do not have any guarantee on the conditions of representation of England in the European Cup, and thus on the place of the professional leagues and the structures of clubs. </DIV>
        <DIV style="PADDING-RIGHT: 10px; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 10px; PADDING-TOP: 10px">The Management Committee of the LNR thus decided taking into account the dead end in which are the negotiations, which in the current state of the situa

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          #5
          the b*****ds are out to ruin our 3 in a row.
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            #6
            Leave them off. It'll be their loss, and they will return with their tails between their legs.

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              #7

              Heineken Cup Crisis as French Clubs Pull Out of Competition





              Paul Rees Guardian, 17th January 2007
              The Heineken Cup is facing a crisis today after France last night revealed that it will withdraw its clubs from the competition next season.





              Serge Blanco, the former international full-back and now the president of the French league, confirmed the decision last night and there is a fear that English clubs may follow suit.


              "We are boycotting next season's European Cup," he said. "This is a heartbreaking decision to have to make but we are convinced that if we did not do this our domestic championship will be dead by 2009."


              France is angry that next season's domestic programme will be squeezed by the World Cup, which it will host in September and October. It claims that plans to play league matches at the same time as the World Cup would cost it a fortune in television and sponsorship revenue. The alternative, rescheduling of league matches, will leave no room for European competition.


              Blanco added: "The long-term consequences are very dangerous both for our clubs and for the English clubs. More and more international matches are undermining the domestic competitions in both countries.


              "Next season in England 10 of the 22 rounds in the Premiership will be played during international weekends, which is ridiculous. Our championships are losing their value."
              “Well done, Paul – that was some performance by Munster. A famous victory!”
              <font color=RED>“It was unreal!”</font>
              “and what about those wonderful supporters, Paul – what have you got to say about them?”
              <font color=RED>“they were unreal!”</font>
              “Well congratulations Paul – you’ve been voted man of the match today. How does that feel?”
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                #8
                Maybe the Todgers will now have a chance
                Con Artist

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                  #9
                  Musle flexing, they will be back at the table before the end of the week.
                  Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

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                    #10


                    Maybe this will act as a catalyst to sort out the structure of the season.

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                      #11
                      le c**ts

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                        #12


                        Carrying out this threat would basically amount to the french clubs cutting off their noses to spite their faces. They are dependent on the income generated from competing in the Heineken Cup because of the vast sums that has been invested in these clubs. Blanco is just looking fora bigger slice of the pie. Should the ERC bow to his tactics then its going to be open season for everyone else which could spell serious problems. I say call his bluff and let the french clubs crawl back with their tails between their legs.

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                          #13


                          Originally posted by McCloud
                          Musle flexing, they will be back at the table before the end of the week.

                          maybe but that reads to me like the decision has been made!
                          The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad.
                          - Salvador Dali (1904-1989)

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                            #14

                            Originally posted by car54
                            Seemingly @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(0, 0, 204);">Serge Blanco@@@@/SPAN> says the French Championship will be dead by 2009 if they do nothing about it.He is looking for more money the Bol**x.
                            The cameras showed him in the crowd over the weekend. Jesus who ate all the pies !

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Cling Cling


                              Carrying out this threat would basically amount to the french clubs cutting off their noses to spite their faces. They are dependent on the income generated from competing in the Heineken Cup because of the vast sums that has been invested in these clubs. Blanco is just looking fora bigger slice of the pie. Should the ERC bow to his tactics then its going to be open season for everyone else which could spell serious problems. I say call his bluff and let the french clubs crawl back with their tails between their legs.





                              They're not though and that's the problem, the French Top 14 is much more financially lucrative for the French clubs.

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