Allez les bleus – French teams quit Heineken Cup

In a move sure to shock European rugby , the French “Top 14” clubs are boycotting next year’s Heineken Cup competition. This is a disaster for European’s most popular club competition.As reported here, the French have domestic problems. League Nationale de Rugby president Serge Blanco stated:

We are convinced that if we did not do this our domestic championship will be dead in 2009.

It’s unfortunate that their only solution is to throw their toys out of the pram.