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European Champions Cup Expected To Have Commercial, Broadcast Deals Done By Sept.

04 / 17 / 14

The architects of the new European Champions Cup rugby tournament "expect to have all commercial and broadcasting deals nailed down by September at the latest," according to Chris Hewett of the London INDEPENDENT. Only then will those "mourning the passing of the Heineken Cup understand why the uphe...

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