Bob Davidson (42)
Is there a dispute between US Rugby and MLR?
Seems counterintuitive for growth if the major governing body doesn't want to fund their only professional competition during the lead up to the flagship event.
No dispute but its a private league, like the premiership in England & Top14 in France. I doubt the top14 clubs would have seen a cent in the lead up to rwc2023 unless there was possible upgrades to the stadiums & things like that.
I'm sure USrugby want to see the MLR grow by creating bigger interest & more depth to their squad but its not like here, players would have separate club contacts & each club is privately owned not us rugby owned