The Irish Rugby Football Union today welcomed the announcement that two Italian teams will be entered into the Magners League for next season.
The two sides, Benetton Treviso and Aironi Rugby, will bring the number of teams in the competition to 12, creating a stronger cross-border competition.
Commenting on the announcement, Irish Rugby Football Union Chief Executive Philip Browne said: “The inclusion of the two Italian sides for next season can only strengthen the competition into the future.
“The Magners League has continually grown year on year in terms of attendances, viewership and standards during its lifetime and the news today certainly continues this progression.
“Ultimately what is good for the Magners League will be good for European rugby and also for the international game by bringing Italian rugby into the competition.”
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