European Cup - England and France threaten to quit Heineken Cup

The elite clubs of England and France have announced their intention to quit the Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup and form their own European competitions.

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English and French clubs have announced plans to quit the Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup

Discussions between Premiership clubs and their French counterparts with European Rugby Cup - organiser of the continental competitions - over a number of issues have been deadlocked for some time.

Now a statement released by Premiership Rugby has said: "The clubs can only conclude that negotiations on any new European agreement have now ended."

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