As an Irish man i am a little bit concerned. I have been reading various articles, on rugby websites, about the future of the Heineken Cup. The impression I am getting is that France and England feel they should be in control of the competition and have a bigger share of the monies generated by the competition. Serge Blanco feels that since the French and English clubs are the more successful in the competition that they should get a bigger cut of the cake. This seems crazy to me, really if anything, more money should go to nations who's clubs are not doing so well to make them more competitive. In the UK, the PRL are proposing the 'Weston Plan' to the RFU, which, among other domestic things, proposes taking ownership of the HC and the B&I Lions as well as the Barbarians and Anglo-Welsh Cup. The Celtic nations and Italy are unlikely to be happy giving up any control or ownership or revenue (as samll as it may be) from any of these competitions. France are proposing creating a World Club competition, which sounds great, but which I dont think will happen unless all teams involved get a fair share of the money and have some input into the running of the competition. Also France would want fewer celtic nations involved, which i can see going down like a lead balloon. Is this the end of the Heineken Cup? Will there just be 2 crap competitions, Celtic-Italian Cup and Anglo-French Cup? Will there be a diluted World Club Cup? Is this just the tip of the iceberg, will the Rugby Would Cup be affected? Or am I talking absolute rubbish and worrying over nothing?