What a Brexit would mean for rugby

‘The Blitz Defence’ explains how foreign players currently get permission to work in the UK and how a Brexit might change that.

This is a two part series, so there’s more to come. Although there are certainly bigger issues, I wonder how it would affect players/crowds in the Pro12 and in the Six Nations. You would like to think that slightly longer airport times wouldn’t put many fans off.

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The Scribbler, 12th May, 2016

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As Europe’s premier club rugby competitions come to an end this weekend a new debate is gathering pace across the UK – should the country stay in the EU or vote to leave?

The good news about having a referendum on the UK’s future is that the people get to have a say in the direction the country will take over the coming years. The negative aspect is we get to sit through 6 weeks of seeing Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and assorted other politicians and commentators on our TV screens every night…….

This is though, a monumental vote for the country so we thought it would be worth looking at the implications for rugby if the Brexit (“British” withdrawal from the EU) wins the vote.

In this first of a 2 part series we look at the way a Brexit vote will impact movements of players between…

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