Heineken Cup successor will dazzle, say BT

THE HEINEKEN Cup will be superseded by a “dazzling new European tournament” in two years’ time, says BT Vision chairman Marc Watson.

English and French clubs’ breakaway plans gathered pace this week when BT Vision struck a £152m deal with Premiership Rugby that they say gives them the rights to show European games involving English top-flight sides from 2014.

Watson said: “We’re looking to set up a dazzling new European tournament with a fantastic new format with all the best clubs.”