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Greed the rampant new virus in rugby's impending survival of the fittest

David Kelly


 

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'Toulon president Mourad Boudjella can lay claim to be the voice of reason. Photo: Sportsfile

'Toulon president Mourad Boudjella can lay claim to be the voice of reason. Photo: Sportsfile

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'Toulon president Mourad Boudjella can lay claim to be the voice of reason. Photo: Sportsfile

Professional rugby may have ceased but the unseemly scrum to plunder the post-pandemic spoils promises to be just as vigorously contested as any eight-man heave.

Except there may be no referee to adjudge favour for either side; or, even if there is one, he might be gently persuaded to toss his whistle into the nearest river.

The opening shots in the forthcoming jostling for supremacy have already been fired and the battlefield will be a familiar one to those who have witnessed the sport's growing professional pains.