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David Campese exclusive: I want a Heineken Cup v Super Rugby final

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David Campese, joint-leading try scorer at the World Cup in 1991, has called for there to be a rugby finale between the winners of the northern hemisphere's Heineken Cup and the winners of the southern hemisphere's 'Super Rugby' in an exclusive interview with GiveMeSport.

The Australian said: “I would really love to see the winner of the Heineken Cup play the winner of the Super Rugby - it would be a fantastic match but unfortunately the powers that be won't allow that to happen.”

This final would seek to crown the greatest club team on the planet and would no doubt be a brilliant spectacle to watch. However last year President of the European Rugby committee Jean-Pierre Lux said that it was a good idea but ultimately an 'impossible dream.'

“It's a good idea" said Lux. "The Four Nations begins two weeks after the final of the Super 15 and I do not see the New Zealand Federation, allowing a third of their players to go play a game in Europe on the eve of the Four Nations."

However, hope may be on the horizon for the rugby calendars of both hemispheres, and this match could take place in the not too distant future.

Still, Saracens showing in the Heineken Cup final - they lost the game to Toulon 23-6 disappointed Campese.

“I think Saracens just weren’t on, on the day," he told GiveMeSport.

"I mean they scored a couple of penalty goals but you know you’ve got to try and back yourself and I mean a lot of people wait the whole year to play in one game and you’ve got to put in a good performance because there’s no second chance.”

Owen Farrell scored their only points of the game with two penalties but they failed to capitalise when Toulon had Fernandez Lobbe sin binned in the 22nd minute for tacking in the air.

But Campese took nothing away from what was an impressive display from the reigning champions saying: “Toulon were fantastic, Jonny Wilkinson is obviously still a great player has been around for a long time and you have a bit of youth and a bit of experience there.”

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