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Six Nations CEO Denies Georgia, Rejects Introduction Of Promotion, Relegation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 23 / 17

The Six Nations "crushed Georgia's hopes of being admitted to the championship," according to Chris Foy of the London DAILY MAIL. Despite Georgia being above Italy in the world rankings, Six Nations CEO John Feehan "ruled out the growing calls for reform." Feehan said, "It is a closed competition be...

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