AUSSIES BACK

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TWICE RUGBY World Cup win­ners Aus­tralia have thrown their weight be­hind a rad­i­cal re­vamp of the international rugby cal­en­dar, which would have the world’s top 12 na­tions all play­ing each other once ev­ery year. In the pro­posal, the south­ern hemi­sphere’s Rugby Cham­pi­onship and the north­ern hemi­sphere’s Six Na­tions would be re­tained but would count as the first phase of matches in the global tour­na­ment. The se­cond phase would have north­ern and south­ern hemi­sphere teams meet in international win­dows in July and Novem­ber. The four best-per­form­ing teams would play off to de­cide a cham­pion.

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