A private equity firm has reportedly made a £500-million offer to acquire a 30% stake in the Six Nations.
According to The Telegraph, CVC Capital Partners made the offer, which translates to over R9-billion. The firm is also apparently in negotiations to buy a stake in the Pro14.
The offer, which is supposedly not the only one on the table, could influence World Rugby talks about the controversial Nations Championship, which are due to take place on Thursday.
The Six Nations organisers are understood to be concerned about what impact this 12-team global league could have on broadcast revenues, while there are also worries about player welfare due to increased travel and potential disruptions to the domestic leagues.
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