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Heineken Cup vs Super Rugby winners clash ?

Mourad Boudjellal is planning a 'World Cup of Rugby Clubs'

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Article Published: Wednesday 24 July 2013|

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Top 14 Rugby Club Toulon's president Mourad Boudjellal has revealed that he is trying to set up a clash between the winners of the Heineken Cup and Super Rugby tournaments.

Boudjellal revealed in an interview this week that he plans to make a statement on Thursday about the potential clash between the North and South Hemisphere's best provincial or club teams.

The Toulon president has poured money into the Top14 Rugby Club and finally saw a significant return on his investment this year as Toulon won the Heineken Cup.

It now appears that Boudjellal wants to back a match between his Heineken Cup winners and the team that wins this year's Super Rugby tournament.

The Super Rugby Semi-finals will be contested this weekend by the Brumbies, Bulls, Chiefs and Crusaders.

Boudjellal has told French newspaper Sud Ouest that he hopes to make an announcement this week about the "World Cup of Clubs".

The Frenchmen said that he had," put the name of "World Cup of Rugby Clubs" to INPI (French Nation Industrial Property Institute)...as you imagine it does not exist .. "

"We will try create this match on an economical model that will benefit both clubs - especially the players."

While this match has been much talked about in the past the timing of the match remains the problem as between the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere there is a first class rugby match played every weekend in the year.

Ideally the winner should also be decided on a home and away basis over two weekends.

 
 
 
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