After an intense two-year period of uncertainty regarding the future of European rugby and any cross-border competition, the finish line is now within reaching distance for those clubs from Ireland, Wales, England, Scotland, France, Italy and more.
As Simon Thomas of Wales Online explains, the ERC have come to an agreement on three new 20-team competitions, although Italy's clubs continue to seek some assurances over their funding, per ESPN.co.uk's Enrico Borra.
Although the tension may be coming to a close, we've come up with several purely hypothetical alternatives to Europe's second-most prestigious international club competition.
Granted, some of those ideas discussed seem less sensible than others and all are reliant upon the theory that all nations' boards are in agreement regarding the dispensation of sponsorship money and other finances.
Let us know in the forum below which option you think makes the most sense.