RFU and Bill Sweeney ready to explore ‘nuclear’ option of central contracts

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  • Sweeney: ‘I think everything is on the table to be discussed’
  • RFU chief also looking at 10-team Premiership from 2024

The Rugby Football Union is ready to explore the “nuclear” option of introducing central contracts for England players as powerbrokers seek a solution to the financial crisis with the chief executive, Bill Sweeney, insisting “everything is on the table”.

The plight of Worcester and Wasps has accelerated plans for the RFU and the Premiership clubs to reshape the domestic game with Sweeney conceding the existing structure “is not ideal for club or country and we’re all fed up with it”.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/oct/16/bill-sweeney-10-team-premiership-rugby-union-central-contracts under the title “RFU and Bill Sweeney ready to explore ‘nuclear’ option of central contracts”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.