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Peter Bills: Wasted money root cause of welsh failure

Peter Bills

Published 20/01/2011 | 05:00

The Heineken Cup final this May will be held for the sixth time in its short history at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium. But many Welsh rugby fans have long since given up hope of one of their sides getting anywhere near the final. Given their record, that looks unlikely to occur this side of Doomsday.

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Welsh sides have been a crushing disappointment in the Heineken Cup. Only one Welsh team has ever reached the final -- Cardiff, in the inaugural tournament in 1995/96. They lost 21-18 to Toulouse.

A glance at this season's tables offers a familiar gloomy perspective for Welsh fans. Cardiff, Ospreys and Scarlets all occupy third place in their pools. The Dragons are bottom of Pool 6 after five defeats in five games.

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