Tuesday 12 December 2017

Peter Bills: Game risking suffocation by raw greed

Peter Bills

Coming to a ground near you is yet another Test match. Rugby's non-stop yearning for the filthy lucre to fuel the vast exercise gears up again this weekend, this time in the northern hemisphere.

The voracious appetite for money of this monster created in 1995 knows no bounds. But then 15-year-olds are seldom easy companions.

The greed of unions like the IRFU, who have so wildly over-priced tickets for their new ground against a backdrop of the country's recession, merely underlines one factor: those who run professional rugby do not live in the real world.

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