CHANGES to rugby’s global calendar will not come in before 2024.
Discussions have taken place for much of the past year, with leading figures calling for a drastic revamp of the game’s schedule.
There will be a new competition in place come 2024, with World Rugby saying “format change is the key to increasing interest and value". But the July and November windows will remain in place.
A cross-hemisphere working group has been meeting since March 2020 to thrash out the new calendar. One proposal was to move the international windows, with the July window shifting to October to allow a longer ...
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