National Wealth Discrepancies
The rich have been getting richer while the poor have been getting poorer in international rugby ever since the game turned professional.
The problem is becoming more pronounced and harmful to the global development of the sport because the have-nots are so hindered in their efforts to become better simply because they have so little money.
Equalising the wealth – or at least finding a better revenue model for test matches – has been on the agenda for an age, but no progress is ever made.
How bad things are became apparent