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World Rugby boss Beaumont announces plans for bumper TWO months of Tests

After being re-elected as the Chairperson for World Rugby, Bill Beaumont has announced his plans for a new global tournament

This will see two months of Test Match rugby according to Planet Rugby Website

The Chairman is very keen to put plans together again for an annual competition. This will include a promotion / relegation.

Beaumont also said that this will not change the current structure of the Six Nations Championship.

Agustin Pichot who lost against Beaumont for the race as Chairperson was the one person that drove the Nations Championship idea last year.

Beaumont said: “I think there could well be an appetite for putting the two windows together. It could be north going south in one month and then immediately afterwards the south would come north the next month.

“But bear in mind we have to take all stakeholders with us. You have to take the club game and European game with us.”

“What we will try to do is bring in a new competition that keeps the Six Nations a standalone competition but there could well be an instance that in the Nations Cup, maybe not all the Six Nations teams are playing at the top level,” said Beaumont.

“Sitting below that you could have a subsidiary competition featuring emerging nations and you could well have promotion and relegation. We have to find funding that will enable this emerging nations tournament to take place.”

Time will tell if this will go through this time around

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