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Tuesday 21 November 2017

Editorial: Save rugby from freefall

The proposal by Communications Minister Eamon Ryan for free-to-air coverage of Six Nations and Heineken Cup matches could see the decline of Irish rugby.

The Irish Rugby Football Union does not have the cash reserves to replace the €12m fall in income.

This populist proposal is short-sighted. The game's never been in better shape. Let's not damage it.

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