Bit of an inauspicious start: Ulster's Jackson and Olding face rape prosecution - BBC News In other news France and England are going to get stronger domestically, everyone else likely weaker. The Pro12 is now set to become the Pro14 with the addition of two Saffa sides not deemed fit for Super rugby and in doing so turns itself ever more into a comedy league predicated on desperation and over gilded expectations of what can be crafted from a dog's dinner. Prem looking to become stronger than ever, sucking in more and more top class players. Club power continuing to dominate at the expense of the international game, with future Lions tours now restricted due to the bleating of English sides. In Wales, the Worst Run Union have taken over the shell of a once great side to either prevent its ultimate demise or to asset strip it before it's too late [delete as appropriate]. In Ireland it would appear that the IRFU's bottomless coffers are far from bottomless and that the provinces have been warned that belt tightening is very much de jour. SANZAR nations also feeling the pinch with Aus rugby seemingly in a death spiral and the Super league in a tizzy to the extent that sides are being dropped. Shame that world rugby are fucking useless, as the only real hope is root and branch reform at a global level. Thoughts...?