England's elite clubs have rejected the European Cup in a dispute over the scheduling of fixtures and want to set up their own Anglo-French tournament.
Brittle, in a joint statement with Bernard Lapasset, the French federation president, said: "The RFU and the FFR have agreed that they will not support any Anglo-French competition which is outside the organisation of European Rugby Cup Ltd."
Peter Wheeler, spokesman for England's top 12 clubs, said: "Our decision remains unchanged. The clubs have no confidence in ERC."Reuse content