World rugby chairman calls for an emergency meeting

Sir Bill Beaumont. Picture. SUPPLIED/WORLD RUGBY

WORLD Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont has called an emergency meeting to discuss the future of the international game.

In a press World Rugby press statement, Sir Beaumont has called on representatives from all tier-one countries – along with Fiji, Japan and the players’ union to gather in Dublin at the end of the month.

It follows widespread criticism of the latest proposals for a World League.

“I look forward to a constructive debate with my colleagues and productive outcomes,” said Beaumont in the statement.

“Only by working together in the interests of the global game can we achieve something truly impactful in this important area for rugby’s future global growth,” he added.

World Rugby insists it is in support of a promotion and relegation system in the league, but the Six Nations remains opposed to the concept.

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