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Bath Rugby Could Be Set To Leave The Aviva Premiership

It has been rumoured today that Bath could sensationally drop out of the Aviva Premiership and join the Pro12. There has been much consternation in recent weeks from clubs regarding the salary cap in place for Premiership teams, which is holding them back from competing with the French big guns in Europe.

Bruce Craig, owner of Bath Rugby, is in Ireland to discuss the possibility of Bath joining what was formerly the Celtic League.

While it all seems unlikely, it should not be forgotten that English and French clubs overthrew the establishment as it were in abolishing the Heineken Cup and overseeing the introduction of the European Champions Cup. Craig would not see this as a long-term fix however, as he believes that a European ‘Super League’ is a mere eventuality.

The Pro 12 have denied that Bruce Craig has met with any of their officials. It is a fascinating story and will likely develop further over the coming hours and days.

Hat-tip to Balls.ie.

Update:

Brian Moore has since deleted his Tweet, pointing to an inaccuracy in his sources.

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