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'Catastrophic’: World Rugby’s bold new comp hits massive roadblock

March 27, 2019 12:42 pm
World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont [Source: Fox Sports]

World Rugby’s proposed Nations Championship has hit a roadblock after the English RFU declared possible relegation from the Six Nations would be “catastrophic” for the game.

Radio NZ reports, acting chief executive Nigel Melville is determined to avoid the scenario – however unlikely – of a two-year spell outside of the sport’s most successful annual tournament.

It has been speculated that were England to drop into a tier two competition, then Twickenham might have to be sold to cover for the inevitable collapse in revenue.

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The RFU board will continue its discussions before another meeting of the Six Nations unions is held.

A decision must be made in two weeks and for the Nations Championship to proceed, there has to be unanimous support from all teams involved.

[Source: Fox Sports]

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