World body backs plan

Global Times US Edition - - SPORTS -

World Rugby has backed a pro­posal to dra­mat­i­cally re­vamp the Test cal­en­dar and in­tro­duce a “league of na­tions” com­pe­ti­tion fea­tur­ing the sport’s top 12 na­tional teams, it was re­ported Wed­nes­day.

World Rugby boss Brett Gosper said the gov­ern­ing body sup­ported the plan, which is aimed at boost­ing rev­enues gen­er­ated by the in­ter­na­tional game, pro­vided it passed a fea­si­bil­ity study.

The plan would see a 12team an­nual com­pe­ti­tion take place in non-World Cup years, with the top six teams from the north­ern and south­ern hemi­spheres all play­ing each other.

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