5 Dec, 14:49
The Ireland Under-19 squad to face Australia Schools at Ravenhill on Saturday week (December 14) has been announced.
These conditions, which will be clearly defined, fall under main headings of playing and facility standards, finance and commercial including television.
This will be a comprehensive process and will take some time. The Board therefore decided that participation could not commence before the 2010/11 season.
The Magners League is one of the top professional rugby union tournaments in the world.
The quality of the Magners League is demonstrated by the fact that in the deciding Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland no less than 42 out of the 44 players that took part in that historic match play their rugby in the Magners League.
Four of this season's Heineken Cup quarter-finalists are Magners League teams. It is essential that any changes to the structure of this great competition maintain the highest standards.
Chairman, Celtic Rugby