World Rugby considers plans to host a World Cup every two years

World Rugby considers plans to host a World Cup every two years

World Rugby is exploring the idea of hosting a Rugby World Cup every two years.

Chief executive of World Rugby, Alan Gilpin, told the Telegraph the radical move is “being considered”.


 

They report that Gilpin has gathered in Paris with his counterpart at RWC23, Claude Atcher, and chairman of World Rugby, Bill Beaumont, to discuss some of the game's biggest issues.

With a biennial Rugby World Cup on the agenda.

“Biennial World Cups have been considered before and they’re definitely something that we will continue to consider” Gilpin said.


“It’s an interesting concept, especially when you think about the global development of the women’s game, too.

“But the men's calendar is very congested and complex, with a lot of different stakeholders, and we have to make sure we engage with them all before we consider a World Cup every two years.”


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