The decision to leave the European Union could have knock on consequences for the Premiership.
Although Britain will not leave the European Union for at least another two years, this morning’s referendum result has reverberated around the globe.
Within minutes of the result being declared, David Cameron stepped down as Prime Minister, the markets crashed and Jeremy Corbyn’s position appeared tenuous. Although Nigel Farage celebrated, the nation looks to be divided.
Not only that, but every aspect of British life will now undergo some form of change, as a generation that only know life within the union come to grips with living outside it.
Premiership Rugby, like every other organisation in Britain, will now have to adapt to the circumstances in which they now find themselves.
As a result, it did not come as a surprise to see the Premiership’s governing body issue a statement this afternoon telling fans that a ‘review of the regulations pertinent to foreign players will take place in due course’.
The uncertainty will worry a number of clubs who have been investing in foreign talent for a number of seasons and are looking to do so in the future. Indeed, despite signing lucrative TV deals, clubs might not be able to sign overseas players in the future with tighter work permit conditions set to be introduced.
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Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena