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World Rugby rejects ‘Coronavirus Cup' suggestion

1 month ago   |   By Planet Rugby

World Rugby has dismissed the idea of a major international tournament to be held in England in 2021 to ease the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis.
Former Rugby Football Union chief executive Francis Baron drew up an independent financial rescue plan - a ‘Coronavirus Cup of World Rugby' - involving a 16-team invitational tournament to be held in the UK and Ireland next June and July, using the 2015 World Cup hosted by England as a template.
However, the governing body said in a statement: “World Rugby does not intend to pursue such a proposal.
“All stakeholders continue to...
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