Plans to revamp English rugby union’s top flight under discussion, says Ritchie

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• Reports suggest Premiership Rugby considered breaking away
• Richie plays down claims of a rift with Rugby Football Union

Proposals for a revamped English top flight have not even left the drawing board yet, according to the Premiership Rugby chairman Ian Ritchie.

Reports have surfaced of a rift between Premiership Rugby and the Rugby Football Union amid suggestions the English clubs could form a breakaway competition if its demands for an end to promotion and relegation are not met, but Ritchie described that as a “ridiculous” and “precipitous” representation of where things really stood.

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This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jan/06/premiership-rugby-union-rfu under the title “Plans to revamp English rugby union’s top flight under discussion, says Ritchie”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.