Ugo Monye has a big battle to end elitist stigma of rugby | Jeff Probyn

Who would have believed it? Soccer looks to copy rugby as a group of elite clubs attempted to plough their own route and damn the rest.
The plan for the new Super League in soccer had many of the trade marks of the rugby Premiership, as what is perceived as an elite group of clubs with wealthy owners decided to set up their own competition outside of the control of the official associations for their own benefit.
The reaction of the various football associations was probably expected by the owners, but I doubt that the way supporters groups reacted to the potential damage to the rest of t...

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