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CVC bid to invest in Six Nations may lead to conflict of interest, says lawyer

• CVC makes offer for 30% of Six Nations for about £500m
• World Rugby meets on Thursday on new global league

CVC Capital Partners’ bid to invest in the Six Nations – which would appear to kill off World Rugby’s proposed global league – could lead to a conflict of interest, according to a leading sports lawyer.

CVC’s offer for 30% of the Six Nations for around £500m comes only three months after it bought 27% of Premiership Rugby for £230m. It also comes on the eve of World Rugby’s emergency meeting on Thursday where attempts will be made to salvage the governing body’s proposed Nations Championship.

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