Thursday, April 05, 2007

NZH report: IRB looking at a new additional RWC-style tournie

January 12, 2007

Peter Bills at the New Zealand Herald has a potentially blockbuster scoop today:

IRB want All Blacks to play in new rugby tournament

Saturday January 13, 2007
New Zealand Herald

WORLD EXCLUSIVE - The International Rugby Board is looking at a radical shake-up of the test calendar, creating a new tournament that could see the end of the increasingly flawed end-of-season tours.

IRB chairman Syd Millar, concerned about too much test rugby, has suggested that a tournament, held every two years, could be the answer. It would be similar to soccer's European Championship in terms of timing, but would feature only the leading nations of the world.


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