Finn Russell scores for Scotland against Italy in the Six Nations. Did they really need to play each other again in Singapore or could they have played a second tier team instead? Photo: Reuters/Lee Smith

Global rugby calendar proposal would devalue the World Cup, cause more early retirements and is unnecessary

  • World Rugby propose a 12-team annual round robin with semi-finals and a final, but it will just decrease the value of the World Cup
  • There is plenty of rugby to go around for the second tier nations as long as the top teams stop insisting on playing each other outside their own tournaments
Topic |   Rugby World Cup 2019

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Finn Russell scores for Scotland against Italy in the Six Nations. Did they really need to play each other again in Singapore or could they have played a second tier team instead? Photo: Reuters/Lee Smith
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