Interesting article on rugbyrama.fr If I understand things correctly, Bourgoin will spend 10 million EuroÂ´s this season which is more than they will make. The club covers a large region of France including the Alps and big cities like Lyon (3rd in France) and St Ettienne which both hosted World Cup matches to fullhouses in 2007. Bourgoin has not used these venues but did host SF Paris last season fto a near fullhouse in Grenoble. The same venue will be used to host Perpignan shortly. BourgoinÂ´s home venue is too small at around 12,000 in capacity. The club is looking to Lyon Olympique Universitaire to be a solution. It is, of course, in the second division but is located in Lyon which is a very big city and has no Top 14 team. A group called GL Events who own 56% of the club are seemingly interested. As I understand things, they are trying to get Olympique Lyonnais (FranceÂ´s best soccer club) who own the 42,000 venue used at the Rugby World Cup (full crowds for New Zealand vs Portugal, Australia vs Japan and Argentina vs Georgia) to allow them to use the stadium. It was great for Perpignan vs SF Paris in the semi final in May too. There is a massive crowd base waiting. So Bourgoin-Jaillieu to become Bourgoin-Lyon? I want Lyon in the Top 14. Less from the southwest is already happening and this is great for France. Could Bourgoin join legally? Would the team automatically be a Top 14 side or would it need to qualify like Montepellier did, for instance?