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Wasps clear-headed despite ERC confusion
WASPS say sixth place remains their target regardless of the fall-out to the row within European rugby.
Top tier clubs in England and France said on Tuesday they would withdraw from the Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup next season after disputes about qualification and proceeds.
European Rugby Cup insist negotiations aren’t dead in the water, but the continued confusion is not clouding Wasps’ objectives this year despite their pre-season claims that they would judge their season on Heineken Cup qualification.
Director of rugby Dai Young, said: “What will be will be. We want to get into the top six because that’s pretty much how you measure success.
“We want to get into the top six and where-ever it takes us, that’s where it takes us. Even if it means we don’t play in a European competition or some sort of English and French competition, which has been mooted.
“We were eighth last year and we want to improve. That’s what we’re looking at.”
There has been talk of English and French clubs forming a new 20-team league.
Young said: “I haven’t been briefed about what’s going on. I only know what I’m reading in the papers.
“It looks like talks aren’t going in a positive manner and bodies are parting company, which is quite sad. I think there’ll be some sort of competition, but you don’t know if it’s bluff or counter-bluff.”
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