Bernard Jackman Is Having None Of Toulon's Hopes To Move To The English Premiership

Bernard Jackman Is Having None Of Toulon's Hopes To Move To The English Premiership

Former Leinster hooker and current Grenoble head coach Bernard Jackman has rubbished the hopes of Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal to move his squad to compete in the Aviva Premiership.

Boudjellal has written to the Premiership seeking permission for Toulon to compete in England, citing the example of Monaco's football team competing in the French football league, Ligue 1.

The Toulon owner, who has made his fortune selling comic books, has had long-running disputes with the Top 14 regarding the salary cap in French rugby.

Jackman was on 2FM's Game On tonight, and was asked his opinion on Boudjellal's latest plan:

He's been incredibly successful, not many people like the way he has gone about his business, there is not much class to it.

He comes out with outrageous comments pretty much every time he meets a journalist. I wouldn't take too much heed of it.

He feels he's the victim and everybody's anti-him and anti-Toulon but his demands are unrealistic.

It's just talk, it's not gonna happen.


While Boudjellal's plans seem slightly mad, he is not the first wealthy club owner to suggest such a move.

Bath's Bruce Craig recently threatened to move his club to the Pro12 in a salary cap dispute with the RFU.


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Gavin Cooney
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