Sunday 21 January 2018

Peter Bills: Heineken Cup semis deserve bigger billing

Peter Bills

I remember the reaction last time. There I was, walking down a street in Toulouse, and the mobile rang. On the line was an irate ERC official who'd been incensed by a piece I'd written suggesting they ought to be broadening their horizons regarding the Heineken Cup.

Oh dear, look away now if you're from ERC. Because the point is even more relevant today than it was then, a few years ago.

It's an absolute nonsense that the two Heineken Cup semi-finals will be staged in Toulouse and San Sebastian. Toulouse v Leinster will be in the French club's backyard and Biarritz v Munster, in the Real Sociedad soccer stadium just across the border in the Spanish coastal city of San Sebastian.

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