The competition would be based solely on sporting merit, according to the competition’s chief executive.
The European Super League backers revealed on Thursday that they want to launch a new version of the project that crashed two years ago: a multi-division competition of 60 to 80 teams with no permanent members, and a minimum of 14 games per club, per season.
Kevin Durant is heading to the ambitious Phoenix Suns, joining Kyrie Irving in seeking a new start away from the Brooklyn Nets.
Out with the old and in with the new? Given England's 29-player squad to prepare for the arrival of Italy in the Six Nations on Sunday only features one uncapped player, such a swingeing statement might be a little wide of the mark, but with the hurried recall of 20-year-old Henry Arundell and the omission of England's most-capped player, Ben Youngs, head coach Steve Borthwick has shown that he will not be swayed by experience or reputation when it comes to selection.