Cape Town – Rugby in the world Apparently, it is planning the introduction of a Rugby World Championship that could see two divisions in Europe and the southern hemisphere.
Done with The Times of London, the governing body of the sport recently held talks in Los Angeles on the proposed tournament, which was intended to begin in 2022.
The event would involve the 12 best countries in the world, six in Europe and six in the southern hemisphere, which will be played once a year before a playoff and final series .
Rejection may also be taken into account, which means that there will be two divisions in Europe and two in the southern hemisphere. The team that finishes at the end of the six-level top group would compete in a playoff against the second-level winner.
The Six Nations would act as the first European level, while Japan and Fiji would join an expanded rugby championship, with the second division of the southern hemisphere comprising six teams from the Pacific Nations Cup and of the America Championship.
The report added that the event would not take place during a year of Rugby World Cup, while a truncated event would take place in years when British and Irish lions travel.
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